Ana Rickard-Whitfield
Ana Rickard-Whitfield

Hometown:
Mt. Pleasant, Iowa

High School:
Mt. Pleasant Comm. HS

Height:
5-4

Event:
All-Around

Birthdate:
01/28/1986

Club:
Iowa Gym-Nest


HONORS
WGC All-Academic (2005)
Academic All-WAC (2006, 2007, 2008)
USU Whitesides Scholar-Athlete (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)

2008 (SENIOR) -- Competed in eight meets on floor, including the WAC Championships, where she scored a 9.675 (T-23rd)... Scored a season-high of a 9.700 (T-7th) against Boise State... Earned academic all-WAC accolades as well as a USU Joe E. and Elma Whitesides Scholar-Athlete Award recipient. 

2007 (JUNIOR)
-- Competed in one meet, posting a career-best 9.675 in the floor exercise at Boise State (3/23)... Earned academic all-WAC accolades as well as a USU Joe E. and Elma Whitesides Scholar-Athlete Award recipient.

2006 (SOPHOMORE) -- Competed in nine meets on the vault with her finest performance coming against Utah and Southern Utah with a 9.650... She also competed in seven floor exercise competitions with her best performance coming against BYU with a 9.600... Competed in the vault competition at the WAC Championships where she placed 28th with a score of 9.625... Received academic all-WAC honors as well as the USU Joe E. and Elma Whitesides Scholar-Athlete Award.

2005 (FRESHMAN) -- Rickard competed in one meet as a freshman... At home against Southern Utah she vaulted a 9.600 as her only mark for the year.

CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL -- Competed as a Level 10 gymnast for Jim Schlott, Paige Roth and Oxana Kolyvanova at Iowa Gym-Nest... A two-time Level 10 national qualifier... Was the 2003 Iowa Gymnast of the Year... Was her team's 2004 MVP... Finished 13th in the vault at the 2003 Level 10 nationals... At the 1999 Level 9 Westerns, finished fourth in the all-around and eighth in the bars... Graduated from Mt. Pleasant Community High School with a 4.043 grade point average and was a member of the National Honor Society.

PERSONAL -- Graduated with an exercise science degree... Daughter of Albert and Terri Rickard... Has one older brother... Married to William Whitfield.

CAREER-HIGHS
Vault - 9.500
Beam - 9.500
Floor - 9.725
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