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Talia Tossone
Height: 4'10"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Virginia Beach, Va.
High School: Kellam

2009: Competed on balance beam in all 14 meets and on vault and floor exercise in 13 meets ... garnered first team All-EAGL honors on beam ... earned EAGL All-Tournament first team honors on beam after finishing tied for sixth in the event at the league meet (3/21) ... placed in the top-three on beam in nine of the team's 12 regular season meets ... recorded a career-best score of 9.825 on floor at the Governor's Cup (2/7) ... secured second place on floor during a dual meet with New Hampshire (2/20) ... tallied a season-high mark of 9.850 on beam during a dual meet against North Carolina and Temple (3/6) ... competed on vault, beam and floor at the NCAA Northeast Regional Championships (4/4).

2008: Competed on the balance beam in all 12 meets, vault in nine meets and all-around in five meets ... claimed first team All-EAGL honors on beam and finished 12th in that event at the league meet ... qualified individually for the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships on beam ... named to EAGL All-Academic team for the second consecutive season.

2007: Qualified for the NCAA Southeast Regional Championship on balance beam ... competed on beam in all 12 meets, floor exercise in 10 meets and vault once ... received second team All-EAGL honors on beam ... honored at team banquet as most consistent gymnast ... named to EAGL All-Academic team.

Before Maryland: Member of Excalibur Gymnastics ... competed on the national elite level for more than two years ... two-time Junior Olympic National qualifier ... placed 10th on vault at the 2005 Junior Olympic Nationals ... finished eighth on vault at the 2004 Junior Olympic Nationals ... placed sixth at the 2003 U.S. Classic and 12th at the 2002 U.S. Classic on vault ... scored a perfect "10" on vault to lead high school team to state championship in 2006 ... is the only high school gymnast to have scored a "10" in three consecutive meets.

Personal: Daughter of Tony and Mindy Tossone ... has two sisters, Whitney (23) and Spencer (13) ... Whitney plays field hockey for Old Dominion ... owns a 3.67 GPA and plans to be a sports psychologist... hobbies include watching movies, eating and spending time with her family and friends ... a psychology and criminology major.

TOSSONE'S CAREER HIGHS
Vault: 9.800 (at Penn State, Nebraska, Rutgers, 3/21/08)
Beam: 9.900 (at New Hampshire, 2/24/08)
Floor: 9.825 (at Governor's Cup, 2/7/09)


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