Megan Tschida
Megan Tschida

Hometown:
St. Paul, Minn.

High School:
Cretin-Derham Hall HS

Height:
4-10

Event:
All-Around

Birthdate:
07/01/1986

Club:
Gleasons Gymnastics


HONORS
WGC All-Conference Floor (2005)
WGC All-Academic (2005)
WGC Athlete of the Week (Jan.10, 2005)
USU Athlete of the Week (March 8, 2005 & March 31, 2008)
Second-team all-WAC Floor (2006)
WAC Specialist of the Week (Feb. 26, 2007)
First-team all-WAC Floor (2007, 2008)

2008 (SENIOR) -- Had a consitent showing on bars and floor throughout the season... Was named the USU Athlete of the Week after being named to the First-team all-WAC on floor... Was named the 2008 Co-WAC floor champion, scoring a season-high of a 9.925... Qualified to the NCAA North Central Regional on floor, where she scored a 9.825 (T-14th)... Captured the floor title with a 9.900 against Southern Utah, which is the fourth-highest score in school history... Also had a season-high of a 9.775 on beam (4th) against Southern Utah... Won the floor exercise title against Sac State with a 9.850... Tied for first on floor against BYU and New Hampshire with a 9.875... Earned academic all-WAC honors as well as USU Joe E. and Elma Whitesides Scholar-Athlete Award accolades. 

2007 (JUNIOR) -- Competed in all but five meets in floor exercise and in one meet on beam... Posted a season-best 9.900 on floor against Southern Utah (2/23), a mark that is the 19th-best in school history and tied for the season-best score for USU... Had a season average of 9.808 on floor... Earned WAC Specialist of the Week (2/26)... Placed third on floor at the WAC Championships (3/31) with a 9.825 to earn first-team all-WAC honors... Finished 39th on floor at the NCAA North Central Regionals (4/14) with a 9.550.

2006 (SOPHOMORE)
-- After completing a strong freshman season as the number one all-arounder, she competed in eight meets with a specialty in the parallel bars... Her finest performance came against Southern Utah where she posted season-high marks on the bars with a 9.725 and in the floor exercise with a 9.600 after competing in that event at five meets... Also competed on the balance beam at four meets with her season-high coming against Boise State with a 9.750... She finished with the second-highest balance beam average on the team with a 9.537... At the WAC Championships she competed in the bars, beam and floor exercise events with her highest finish coming in the floor exercise as she tied for fourth-place with a score of 9.750 to earn second-team all-WAC accolades.

2005 (FRESHMAN) -- Flipped into the number one all-around role when Jessica Parenti-Otte was injured at the beginning of the season... Responded by finishing second in the all-around in her first two meets with a high score of 39.125 against Utah... She also tied for the floor title against Utah with a 9.850... She returned to the all-around for the Aggies against Boise State finishing second once again with a 38.825... Also set a season high on beam (9.775)... Her 9.875 on floor at Boise State tied her for first with teammate Liesel Kohler... Tied a personal-best on bars (9.750) and set one on floor (9.950) against Texas Woman's... Her floor score tied her for second all-time for the Aggies... Against California she set a personal record 9.800 on bars as she tied for second... Had a career best bars score at BYU with a 9.825... Was named USU's Athlete of the Week on March 8... Received WGC Academic all-conference honors... Named the WGC Athlete of the Week on Jan. 10... Received all-conference honors by finishing fourth on floor with a 9.775... Had the highest floor average of all the USU gymnasts in 2005 with 9.832.

CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL -- Competed as a Level 10 gymnast for Sami Wozney, Matt Kieffer and Sang Jin Song at Gleasons Gymnastics... At the 2004 Level 10 nationals, she finished third on floor and seventh on bars... Took second in the all-around at the 2004 regionals and third at state... Took 17th-place at the 2003 Level 10 Nationals... Was her team's 2003 and 2004 MVP... Graduated from Cretin-Derham Hall High School with a 3.7 grade point average.

PERSONAL -- A journalism major with a minor in health and wellness... Daughter of David and Denise Tschida... Has two older and two younger brothers and a younger sister... Her last name is pronounced Chee-ta.

CAREER-HIGHS
Vault - 9.750
Bars - 9.825
Beam - 9.775
Floor - 9.950
All-Around - 39.100
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