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    Casey Hayasaki
    Casey Hayasaki
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Champaign, Ill.

    High School:
    Centennial H.S.

    Height:
    5-5

    Event:
    Pommel horse, parallel bars, vault

    Birthdate:
    05/02/1981

    Club:
    N/A

    2004 - RS Senior: Team co-captain...Pommel horse specialist competed in every meet for the Illini...For the second year in a row he had his best meet of the season at the NCAA Championships where he scored a career-high 9.300 in the Qualifying Session and 9.200 in the Team Finals on horse...Had two top-10 finishes at Big Meets - the Windy City Invite where he took eighth (then career-high 9.050) and ninth at the NCAA Qualifying Session (career-high 9.300)...CGA All-America Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten selection with a 3.436 GPA in Business Administration.

    2003 - RS Junior: Earned career high in pommel horse with a score of 9.0 at the Big Ten preliminaries... Highest finish was fifth place at UIC with a score of 8.65... Competed in pommel horse at all but one match all year... Became an Academic All-American by earning a 3.34 GPA in Business Administration... First year letter winner.

    2002 - RS Sophomore: Member of UI squad

    2001 - RS Freshman: Member of UI squad

    2000 - Freshman: Redshirted the 2000 season ... Had knee surgery in the offseason.

    High School/Club: Lettered in wrestling at Centennial High School for Coach Ed Mears ... Named the Most Valuable Wrestler ... Was first on the team in wins, near falls and reversals ... Graduated with a 4.97 GPA and was a three-time scholar-athlete ... Earned the Big 12 Scholar-Athlete Award.

    Personal: Casey Takashi Hayasaki was born on May 2, 1981 in Champaign, Ill. ... The son of Yoshi Hayasaki and Beverly Harris ... Father is head coach of the Illinois gymnastics team ... Hobbies include golf, rollerblading, tennis, wrestling and gymnastics ... Taught gymnastics at YMCA as a summer job ... Lists his father as his favorite athlete.

    Hayasaki's career highs
    PH - 9.300 at NCAA Qualifier, 4/3/04

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