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Michele Brenner
Height: 5'1"
Year: Senior
Hometown: New City, N.Y
High School: Clarkstown High School

2009: Competed on vault, balance beam and floor exercise in all 14 meets and on uneven bars and all-around in three meets ... earned first team All-EAGL honors on floor ... co-recipient of the most improved award at the team banquet ... won on floor with a score of 9.825 during the season-opening meet against Kent State (1/9) and placed in the top-three in the event on five occasions ... competed on vault and all-around for the first time in her collegiate career ... established career highs on vault, bars and all-around during a tri-meet at West Virginia (1/31) ... competed on vault, bars and floor during the NCAA Northeast Regional Championships (4/4) ... named to the EAGL All-Academic team for the third consecutive season.

2008: Competed on floor exercise in all 12 meets, balance beam in 11 meets and uneven bars in eight meets ... qualified individually for the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships on floor ... garnered first team All-EAGL honors on floor and finished fifth in that event at the league meet (3/29) ... highest score of the season was a 9.900 on floor (vs. Mich, Pitt & Temple, 3/15) ... claimed EAGL Specialist of the Week honors for the week ending March 17 ... named to the EAGL All-Academic team for the second consecutive season.

2007: Competed on uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise in all 12 meets ... highest score on the season was a 9.825 on beam (3/10/07, vs. UNC) ... named to the EAGL All-Academic team.

Before Maryland: Member of Galaxy Gymnastics ... finished fourth on balance beam, fifth on floor exercise and 13th in all-around at the 2005 Junior Olympic Nationals ... placed second on vault, third on bars, fourth on floor and third in all-around at the 2004 Level 10 regionals ... 2003 New York State vault champion ... three-time Journal News Gymnast of the Year

Personal: Daughter of Stewart and Ruth Anne Brenner ... has one sister, Stephanie (19) and one brother, Matthew (16) ... member of Varsity Athletes Against Substance Abuse ... earned National Spanish Honor Society Award ... lists Derek Jeter as her favorite athlete because "he is a leader on and off the field with great poise" ... a kinesiology major.

BRENNER'S CAREER HIGHS
Vault: 9.725 (vs. Arizona, Penn State, Yale, 3/14/09)
Bars: 9.700 (at West Virginia with George Washington and Rutgers, 1/31/09)
Beam: 9.775 (vs. Ohio State, 1/11/08)
Floor: 9.900 (vs. Michigan, Pittsburgh, Temple, 3/15/08)
All-Around: 38.475 (at West Virginia with George Washington and Rutgers, 1/31/09)


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