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Candice King
Height: 5'8"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Plano, Texas
High School: Spring Creek Academy

2009: Competed on balance beam in all 14 meets, vault in 13 meets and uneven bars in 12 meets ... competed on beam for the first time in her collegiate career ... named to the EAGL All-Tournament second team on vault after placing tied for 15th in the event at the league meet ... produced career-best marks on bars and beam during a dual meet with North Carolina and Temple (3/6), tying for second place on bars ... notched a season-high score on vault at the EAGL Championships (3/21) ... competed on bars and beam at the NCAA Northeast Regional Championships (4/4) ... secured seven top-seven event finishes ... co-recipient of the most improved award at the team banquet.

2008: Competed on vault in 10 meets and uneven bars in four meets ... posted a season-high vault of 9.275 (vs. UNC, UNH & W&M, 3/1) and a season-high bars score of 9.700 (vs. WVU, 1/18).

2007: Competed on vault and uneven bars in all 12 meets ... named EAGL Specialist of the Week for the week ending Feb. 13 ... ... tallied a career-best score of 9.900 on the vault (vs. George Washington, 2/8), which tied for the fourth-best mark in school history.

Before Maryland: Member of the World Olympic Gymnastics Academy ... 2003 and 2004 Junior Olympic National vault champion ... placed eighth in all-around at 2005 Junior Olympic Nationals ... received 2004 Gymnastics Association of Texas National Honor Award - other recipients of this award include Olympic Champion Carly Patterson and World Champion Nastia Liukin.

Personal: Daughter of Cottrell and Terriwanda Faye King ... has one sister, Lakisha (32), who ran track at North Texas ... member of National Honor Society ... posted a 3.8 GPA ... chose Maryland over Arizona, North Carolina and Boise State ... a family science major.

KING'S CAREER HIGHS
Vault: 9.900 (vs. George Washington, 2/8/07)
Bars: 9.800 (vs. North Carolina and Temple, 3/6/09)
Beam: 9.750 (vs. North Carolina and Temple, 3/6/09)
Floor: 8.550 (at Pittsburgh with West Virginia and Michigan State(1/19/07)


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