Women's Gymnastics

Rebecca Best

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Williamstown, N.J.

High School:
Williamstown

Height:
5-2

Position:
All-Around

Rebecca Best

2010 (Junior):

2009 (Sophomore):

2008 (Freshman):

Prior to Ohio State:

Personal: Daughter of Al and Camellia Best ... has one brother, Ryan ... enjoys talking to old friends, going to the mall and spending the day at Six Flags with her brother ... lists greatest sports thrills as winning Level 10 States as a team for five-consecutive years, winning regionals twice and winning Level 10 nationals. 2007 Junior Olympic National Champion in the all-around, on vault, beam and floor ... placed third on bars at the 2007 Junior Olympic National Championships ... Region 7 Champion in 2007 and 2006 on vault, floor and in the all-around ... three-time New Jersey State Champion in the all-around ... awarded the New Jersey Optional Gymnast of the Year ... placed first on beam at the Region 7 Championships ... placed seventh on bars, 11th on vault and 18th in the all-around at the 2006 Junior Olympic National Championships ... 2006 Region Seven All-Star team member ... 2004 Level 10 New Jersey State floor champion.Traveled to the national championships as one of six alternatives in the all-around ... led OSU in the all-around with a 39.075 RQS and on vault with a 9.835 RQS ... ranked second for the Buckeyes on beam, bars and floor ... posted team individual season best scores in the all-around with a 39.175 and on vault with a 9.875 ... led Ohio State in nine of her 10 all-around competitions ... won the all-around event in three meets ... competed on floor, beam and vault in every meet ... recorded a 9.90 on floor in three meets ... scored a 9.80 or higher in nine of 13 meets on vault ... posted a 9.70 or higher in nine of 10 meets on bars ... held a RQS of 9.765 on bars, a 9.720 on beam and a 9.865 on floor ... ranked No. 6 in the Big Ten on floor, No. 7 in the conference in the all-around and tied for No. 10 in the league on vault ... shared the "O"chievement Award with Kaylan Clevinger ... OSU Scholar-Athlete. Named second team All-Big Ten for the third-consecutive year ... finished fifth in the all-around at the Big Ten Championships (March 27) with a season-best 39.275 ... led Ohio State on vault at seven meets, including a career-high 9.850 against Auburn (March 13), and bars at six meets ... finished the year strong, leading the Buckeyes in the all-around three of the last four meets ... posted a career-high 9.850 on beam against Auburn (March 13) ... averaged a team-high 9.702 on beam and was second-best on the all-around with an average of 38.715 ... led the Buckeyes on vault (9.750), bars (9.775) and beam (9.800) en route to a second place all-around finish of 39.100 at No. 14 Kentucky (Feb. 19) ... led the team with an all-around RQS of 39.025 ... recorded team-high RQS on beam (9.810) and bars (9.785) ... her RQS on vault (9.800) and floor (9.765) each were second on the team ... named Academic All-Big Ten and an OSU Scholar-Athlete. Named All-American on floor ... scored 9.850 on floor at 2009 NCAA Championships (April 16) to become the sixth Buckeye earn the national laurels ... finished session sixth on floor and 18th in all-around ... posted career high all-around total of 39.350 for the second-consecutive time at 2009 NCAA Central Regional Championships (April 4) in St. John Arena ... entered championships with an all-around average of 39.032 ... first recorded career-high 39.350 all-around total at the Big Ten championships (March 21) ... owned an all-around RQS of 39.140 to rank second on the team and ninth in the central region ... led Ohio State on vault at four meets, including against UIC with a career-high 9.850 ... led squad on beam with scores of 9.825 and 9.850 against Penn State and Alabama (March 1) and at Auburn (March 13), respectively ... posted three 9.850 marks in last four floor routines ... scored floor career-high 9.925 vs. George Washington (March 7) ... named to Second Team All-Big Ten for second-consecutive year ... named team's Impact Player on Beam ... earned "O"-chievement Award for most valuable performer ... earned OSU Scholar-Athlete honors.

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