junior • AA • 2L • temple, ga. • temple hs • west georgia
Established herself as one of the nation’s top all-arounders as a sophomore when she finished as the national runner-up on floor and third place in the all-around … A six-time All-American, two-time All-SEC performer and an all-around sensation who will enter her junior season in 2017 as a tremendous leader and performer for the Tigers … A fantastic mix of power and grace who has shined on all four events … Holds career highs of at least 9.925 on all four events and a 39.625 in the all-around.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2016)
Dynamic performer who excelled in her first season as a consistent all-arounder … Performed in the all-around in 13 of 14 meets who displayed outstanding consistency, never scoring below a 39.325 in the all-around … Hit 8-of-8 routines at the NCAA Championships to lead the Tigers to a fifth Super Six appearance and the highest finish in school history as the 2016 National Runner-Up … Only missed one event (floor at Lady Luck Invitational) all season, competing in 55-of-56 possible routines … Earned five All-America honors as a sophomore: Second-Team Regular Season in the all-around, First-Team All-America on floor and the all-around at NCAA Semifinal I (4/15) and Second-Team All-America on vault and bars at the semifinal … Scored a 9.925 in Semifinal I to finish as the national runner-up on floor, and her 39.5625 earned her third place in the all-around standings at the NCAA Championships … Tallied All-SEC honors by placing second on bars with a 9.925 at the SEC Championship (3/19) … Earned a career-high 9.925 on bars four times: vs. Arkansas (2/5), vs. Auburn (2/19), at Texas Woman’s (3/12) and at the SEC Championship … Earned a career-high 9.925 on beam against Arkansas and recorded a career-best 9.95 on floor at the NCAA Athens Regional in Georgia (4/2) … Posted a career-best 39.625 in the all-around in meets against Arkansas and Auburn … Captured 15 individual titles with six in the all-around, three on beam, three on floor, two on bars and one on vault … All-Around titles came against Oklahoma (1/9), Kentucky (1/22), Arkansas, Auburn, Texas Woman’s (3/12) and at the NCAA Athens Regional … Finished the season ranked No. 10 nationally in the all-around, No. 17 on bars, No. 24 on vault and No. 25 on beam … Named SEC Gymnast of the Week after outstanding performances against Oklahoma, Arkansas and Auburn … Scored a season-high 9.925 on vault at Florida (2/26) … Finished with season averages of 9.866 on vault, 9.872 on bars, 9.824 on beam, 9.879 on floor and 39.487 in the all-around … Tallied 19 scores of 9.90 or higher with seven on floor, six on beam, four on bars and two on vault … Recorded 44 scores of 9.85 or better in 55 total performances this season … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second straight season.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2015)
Claimed First-Team All-America honors on vault when she posted a career-high tying 9.95 to win the event title at the NCAA Championships Semifinal II (4/17) … Earned All-SEC and SEC All-Freshman recognition when she captured a share of the SEC vault title with a 9.95 at the SEC Championship (3/21) … Finished the season ranked No. 18 on vault with a 9.915 regional qualifying score … Won four titles, all on vault, and they came at Kentucky (1/16), at Alabama (2/27), at the SEC Championship and at NCAA Championships Semifinal II … Saw action on vault in 12 of 13 meets and competed on beam in 10 of 13, floor in five of 13 and bars in four of 13 meets … Was in the all-around three times: vs. Iowa (1/9), vs. Georgia (2/6) and vs. Minnesota (3/6) … Named SEC Freshman of the Week after outstanding performance against Minnesota when she set career highs on bars (9.875), beam (9.90), floor (9.875) and the all-around (39.575) and added a 9.925 on vault … Her 39.575 in the all-around against Minnesota ranked as the highest all-around total of any freshman in the SEC in 2015 and the second-highest of any freshman in the nation (behind Cal’s Toni-Ann Williams) … Posted season highs of 9.95 on vault (twice), 9.875 on bars, 9.90 on beam (twice), 9.875 on floor and 39.575 in the all-around … Finished the season with a 9.888 average on vault, 9.706 average on bars, 9.698 average on beam, 9.580 average on floor and 38.850 average in the all-around … Competed 32 total routines and scored a 9.825 or higher 21 times … Earned Scholastic All-America and SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll recognition.
Competed as a level 10 gymnast for West Georgia Gymnastics where she was coached by her mother Laurie Hambrick … Six-time qualifier to the Junior Olympic National Championships … Showed outstanding composure and poise while competing on the big stage because she finished as the national runner-up on beam in 2012, 2013 and 2014 at J.O. Nationals … Captured the 2013 floor national title at J.O.’s, and she qualified for the J.O. National Team that season by placing third in the all-around while also recording a second-place finish on beam and fifth-place finish on vault … In her final season of club gymnastics in 2014, she captured eight vault titles, seven bars titles, three beam titles, four floor titles and six all-around titles … Nearly swept the 2014 Region 8 Championships as she won first place on vault, bars, floor and the all-around … Swept the Georgia state championships in 2014 after nearly sweeping all five titles in 2013 … Earned the beam and floor titles at 2012 regionals … Attended Temple High School where she was an honor roll member and earned the Star Student award as the student who posted the highest SAT score for the class of 2014 … Senior Beta Club and National Honor Society member.
Full name is Myia Christine Hambrick … Born Sept. 27, 1995 in Carrollton, Ga. … Daughter of Jesse and Laurie Hambrick … Coached by her mother Laurie at West Georgia Gymnastics … Has three siblings – Ivy, Keerston and Noelle … Her grandfather and cousin both attended LSU … Majoring in mass communication.
HAMBRICK’S CAREER INDIVIDUAL TITLES
• 2016 First-Team All-American (FX, AA)
• 2016 Second-Team All-American (VT, UB)
• 2016 Second-Team Regular Season All-American (AA)
• 2016 NCAA Athens Regional All-Around Champion
• 2016 All-SEC
• 2016 SEC Gymnast of the Week (vs. Oklahoma, vs. Arkansas, vs. Auburn)
• 2016 SEC Academic Honor Roll
• 2015 First-Team All-American (VT)
• 2015 SEC Vault Champion
• 2015 All-SEC
• 2015 SEC All-Freshman
• 2015 SEC Freshman of the Week (vs. Minnesota)
• 2015 NACGC/W Scholastic All-American
• 2015 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
hambrick’S CAREER HIGHS
Vault: 9.950 (twice; Last: 4-17-15 at NCAA Championships Semifinal II)
Bars: 9.925 (four times; Last: 3-19-16 at SEC Championship; First: 2-5-16 vs. Arkansas)
Beam: 9.925 (2-5-16 vs. Arkansas)
Floor: 9.950 (4-2-16 at NCAA Athens Regional)
All-Around: 39.625 (twice; Last: 2-19-16 vs. Auburn; First: 2-5-16 vs. Arkansas)