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    Tyler Yamauchi
    Tyler Yamauchi
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Sugarland, Texas

    High School:
    Elkins

    Height / Weight:
    5-1 / 125

    Event:
    All-Around

    Birthdate:
    05/16/1985

    Highlights
    2007 All-American Floor Exercise
    2007 Big Ten Champion Vault
    2007 All-Big Ten
    2007 CGA All-American Scholar-Athlete
    2007 Big Ten Gymnast of the Week (3/7)
    2006 All-American Still Rings
    2006 CGA All-America Scholar-Athlete
    2006 Academic All-Big Ten
    2005 All-American Still Rings
    2005 Big Ten Gymnast of the Week (3/11)

    Junior 2007
    2007 All-American on floor with a seventh-place outing ... Qualified for NCAA Event Finals on vault, finishing 10th ... Earned All-Big Ten and Academic All-Big Ten honors ... Big Ten vault champion ... Received the team's Most Outstanding Gymnast Award ... 2007 Co-Captain ... Set a career-high 9.650 on floor twice during the 2007 campaign, his last at NCAA Finals to help Illinois set a school-record (38.450) ... Ranked in the top-10 nationally on rings the entire season ... Carded Illinois' top-five scores on vault, including a team-high 9.600 against UIC ... Notched a season-high 8.550 on horse at NCAA Finals ... Claimed eight event titles ... Earned co-Big Ten Gymnast of the Week honors (3/7) ... Named to the 2007 World University Games team that finished seventh ... Posted 17 top-three finishes on the season, tied for the second most on the team with freshman Chad Wiest.

    Sophomore 2006
    2006 All-American on rings with eight-place finish ... Academic All-Big Ten team selection ... Fighting Illini Attitude Team Award recipient ... Competed for the Illini in every meet on pommel horse, rings and parallel bars ... Notched eight event titles between pommel horse (once), still rings (five times) and vault (twice) ... Posted season highs of 9.550 on floor at Iowa (3/05) and 9.550 on rings against Army (3/11) ... Had 19 top-three finishes on the season ... Finished the season ranked 13th nationally on rings ... CGA All-America Scholar-Athlete ... George Huff Award winner.

    Freshman 2005
    Lone Illinois freshman to earn All-American honors with fourth-place finish on rings ... Big Ten runner-up on rings ... Took home the rings title with a then-best 9.725 against Minnesota ... Also claimed the parallel bars title (9.400) against the Gophers ... Carded a 9.800 on rings to take home the title at the Aquafina Pacific Coast Classic ... Winner on rings against Temple and tied for second on pommel horse ... Set a career-best 9.850 on the rings against Iowa and the Japan All-Stars ... Big Ten Gymnast of the Week for the week (3/11) ... Claimed floor title at the season-opening Windy City Invite ... Finished the season ranked No. 5 in the nation on rings.

    High School/Club
    Three-time U.S. National Team member ... Finished first on pommel horse and second on still rings at the Dominican Republic competition ... Part of the winning team at the USA, Canada and Germany competition, as well as the Dominican Republic competition ... Competed for Houston Gymnastics club.

    Personal
    Born Tyler Shigeo Yamauchi on May 16, 1985 ... Son of Toshio and Joyce Yamauchi ... Majoring in kinesiology ... Chose Illinois because he could stay close to his family while still competing at one of the nation's top programs ... Favorite movie is "Boondock Saints" ... Favorite athlete is Bill Russell.

    Yamauchi's Career Highs
    Floor Exercise - 9.650 (Twice) last at NCAA Team Finals April 13, 2007
    Pommel Horse - 9.550 vs. Penn State Feb. 12, 2005
    Still Rings - 9.850 vs. Iowa March 5, 2005
    Vault - 9.600 vs. UIC March 17,2007
    Parallel Bars - 9.550 at Windy City Invitational Jan. 8, 2005

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