Courtesy: Robby Edwards, Athletic Media Relations
AS A JUNIOR (2011)
The first Razorback to earn South Central Regional Gymnast of the Year honors, Pisani was second-team All-SEC on vault, a two-time SEC Gymnast of the Week selection and an NCAA regional champion on floor. Overall, the Ringwood, N.J., native led the team with 28 individual event wins, including nine in the AA, 11 on floor, four on vault, three on bars and one on beam.
2011 season highs included a school-record tying 9.95 on floor four times, a 9.925 on vault, 9.90 on bars, 9.875 on beam and a 39.60 in the all-around.
Pisani earned two SEC Gymnast of the Week honors in a one-month period. The first was after she led Arkansas to its first-ever victory over Georgia, winning both floor (9.875) and all-around titles (39.375). Three weeks later, in a two-meet weekend, Pisani led the Razorbacks to wins over No. 1 Florida and at Illinois-Chicago. She won four of five titles against Florida - vault, beam, floor and the all-around. At UIC, she won three titles - vault, floor and the all-around - for seven total titles over the weekend.
Pisani won all-around titles in eight of nine meets against No. 27 Kentucky, No. 22 Auburn, Georgia, BYU, Florida, UIC, WVU and No. 18 Denver, including the last five in a row. Over one six-meet stretch, she won floor titles against No. 4 Georgia, No. 19 LSU, No. 28 BYU, No. 1 Florida, No. 45 UIC and No. 27 West Virginia. Pisani also won vault in consecutive meets against BYU, Florida, UIC and WVU.
During the 2011 postseason, Pisani continued to rank among the best in the country. She contributed to the team's NCAA North Central Regional championship with a floor title and a third-place finish in the AA. At the NCAA Championship preliminary competition, Pisani recorded the high score for the session on floor (school record-tying 9.95), qualifying her for the event finals where she placed fifth with a 9.8875.
Pisani was named Arkansas' team Most Outstanding Gymnast, named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll and earned NACGC/W Academic All-Scholar honors. Pisani is also on UA's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2010)
Pisani competed as an all-arounder in all 14 meets. Her score counted toward the team total 55 times in 56 events - all 14 on vault, bars and floor, and 13 of 14 on beam. She won two all-around titles, six times on vault, once on bars and nine times on floor.
Pisani won the all-around in the season-opening win over No. 20 Arizona with a 39.125 and against No. 12 Kentucky with a 39.525. She won vault against UK (9.925), No. 16 Auburn (9.95), at No. 9 Georgia (9.925), at Washington (9.875), at No. 22 Minnesota (9.95) and No. 40 Pittsburgh (9.875). Pisani won bars against UK (9.875). She won floor against Arizona (9.85), No. 8 Florida (9.90), UK (9.90), Auburn (9.875), No. 11 LSU (9.925), Washington (9.90), Minnesota (9.95), No. 2 Oklahoma (9.925) and in the NCAA Championship Session II semifinal (9.925). For the year, she had nine top three finishes on vault, five on bars, two on beam, 12 on floor and nine in the all-around.
At the NCAA West Regional at UCLA, she tied for second on floor (9.90), tied for sixth on vault and bars (9.875 on each), tied for 11th on beam (9.775) and was fifth in the all-around (39.425). At the NCAA Championship Session II semifinal, in addition to winning floor, she tied for fourth on vault (9.90) and tied for sixth in the all-around (39.400). Her finishes in the session accounted for her All-American accolades.
Pisani's 9.95 on floor at No. 22 Minnesota tied the school record. Her 9.925 against No. 11 LSU, No. 2 Oklahoma and in the NCAA Championship Session II semifinal tied for fifth-best on the all-time scoring list. Pisani's 9.95 vaults against No. 16 Auburn and No. 22 Minnesota tied the second-best score in the record books. Her 9.925s against No. 9 Georgia and No. 12 Kentucky ranks her as a tie for seventh-best in all-time scoring. Pisani's 39.525 in the all-around against No. 12 Kentucky and at No. 22 Minnesota tied for seventh-best in program history.
She competed in every event in all 14 meets. In 56 attempts, her scores counted for the team total 54 times for a percentage of .946.
Arkansas' co-Most Outstanding Gymnast with senior All-American Casey Jo Magee, she was named to the 2010 SEC Academic Honor Roll and the SEC Community Service Team. Pisani is also a member of the Arkansas Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
AS A FRESHMAN (2009)
Pisani's scores counted toward the team total all 15 times on vault, 14 times on floor, 13 times on bars and 12 times on beam. She was named to the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women Academic Team. The Most Outstanding Newcomer award was created in her honor and awarded to her at the annual team banquet.
NORTH STAR GYMNASTICS
Pisani posted a pair of state records at the Level 10 New Jersey State meet in April 2008. She tallied a 9.775 on vault and a 38.50 as an all-arounder, winning both titles while setting records. In addition, Pisani finished second on bars with a 9.45 and won both balance beam with a 9.625 and floor with a 9.65 at the meet.
Pisani advanced to the Level 10 Regional Championship later that month in Newport News, Va., where she captured two titles. Pisani won the vault title with a 9.675 and tied for first on floor with a 9.475 en route to a third-place showing as an all-arounder.
Her success continued in May at the Junior Olympic Level 10 National Championship in Kissimmee, Fla. Pisani was second on both vault and as an all-arounder, posting a 9.80 off the table and a 38.175 combined score. Her all-around finish qualified her to the Junior Olympic National Team.
AT LAKELAND REGIONAL
2011 Season Bests
2011 Event Titles