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Mia Bargiacchi
Mia Bargiacchi

Mia Bargiacchi

BB, FX | Senior | 5-1 | Memphis, Tenn. | Memphis Point Gymnastics

#RazorFacts

  • SEC Academic Honor Roll (2016)

Personal Bests
BB: 9.800, vs. Kentucky, Feb. 26, 2016
FX: 9.850, vs. LSU, Feb. 10, 2017

As a Junior (2017)
Made her collegiate debut on floor against UCLA on Jan. 7… Tied for the team lead and scored a career-best 9.825 on floor against Missouri on Jan. 13… Made her season debut on balance beam against Georgia on Jan. 20… Scored a career-best 9.850 on floor and helped the team score a 49.225 on floor against LSU on Feb. 10… Scored a 9.825 on floor exercise and helped the team score a season-best 49.325 in the event against Florida on Feb. 17.

As a Sophomore (2016)
Performed her first routine in competition vs. Kentucky on Feb. 26, scoring 9.8 as the team’s balance beam anchor.

As a Freshman (2015)
Was not featured in a rotation during her first year on campus … Made one exhibition routine on the balance beam against No. 8 UCLA.

Prior to Arkansas

Club
Attended Memphis Point Gymnastics Academy … Competed at the NIT and finished fifth on the beam … Placed sixth on the vault and eighth on the beam at the Region 8 championship … Finished in the top three at the Tennessee state meet in the vault and second place on the beam … 2011 Tennessee state champion on the beam … Finished third on the vault and fifth on the beam at the 2011 Region 8 championship … As a freshman, finished 11th on bars at the Region 8 championship … Owns a personal-best of 9.4 on the vault, 9.45 on the bars, 9.75 on the beam, 9.5 on the floor and 37.275 in the all-around.

Personal
Born on Nov. 9, 1995 … Daughter of Steve and JoRene Bargiacchi … Has one older sister, Cara … Cousin of former All-SEC women’s cross country runner Denise Bargiacchi and Razorback swimmer Gina Bargiacchi … Majoring in public health.

2017 Performances

  VaultBarsBeamFloorAA
AVERAGE9.7259.793
Jan. 7at UCLA9.725
Jan. 13Missouri9.825
Jan. 20at Georgia9.7259.725
Jan. 27Alabama9.800
Feb. 3at Auburn9.800
Feb. 10LSU9.850
Feb. 17Florida9.825
Feb. 25at Michigan StateDNP
Mar. 3at KentuckyDNP
Mar. 10San Jose State, CentenaryDNP
Mar. 18SEC ChampionshipDNP
Apr. 1NCAA RegionalDNP

2016 Performances

  VaultBarsBeamFloorAA
AVERAGE9.8
Jan. 2Cancun ClassicDNP
Jan. 15GeorgiaDNP
Jan. 17OklahomaDNP
Jan. 22at AlabamaDNP
Jan. 29AuburnDNP
Feb. 5at LSUDNP
Feb. 12at FloridaDNP
Feb. 19at MarylandDNP
Feb. 26Kentucky9.8
Mar. 4at MissouriDNP
Mar. 11Utah StateDNP
Mar. 19SEC ChampionshipDNP
Apr. 2at NCAA RegionalsDNP

What do you love most about gymnastics? There’s always something more to learn no matter what level you are at. You can always improve your technique or learn new things because there’s such a variety of skills in this sport.

What keeps you motivated in and out of the gym? My faith and the goals I have set for myself are what keep me motivated every day.

Why did you choose to come to Arkansas? Because I wanted to follow in the footsteps of my cousins, Denise and Gina Bargiacchi, who were both Razorback athletes when I was in elementary and middle school. I used to come to Fayetteville to watch Denise run and Gina swim and I remember thinking that I wanted to follow them and represent the Razorbacks in my sport.

What’s the best thing about being a Gymback? Having 12 other girls to train with every day and support each other throughout all of our good days and our hard days. We are blessed to be a part of a team where all of the girls are close and can depend on each other.

What’s the team’s goal this season? I believe the Gymbacks are capable of having their best season yet. We’ve set a team goal of qualifying for Super Six and placing in the top four for a program record.

What’s your favorite event? Beam.

Who had the biggest influence in your athletics or in your life? My club coaches, Melissa Smith and Matt Pettinger. I spent the seven years before college training under them and I believe they’re the reason why I was able to achieve my goals in the sport.

Who’s your favorite athlete? It has been Kerri Strug since I wrote a report on her in elementary school. I always admired her dedication in the 1996 Olympics that led the USA to their first team gold medal despite her injury.

What’s your favorite healthy food? All fruit.

What’s your favorite unhealthy food? Brownies.

What’s your favorite movie? Miracle.

What’s your favorite TV show? Grey’s Anatomy.

What are your plans after graduation? I plan to become a pediatric nurse.

Can you play any instruments or have any other hidden talents? I could play the piano when I was younger. My hidden talent is that I can say the alphabet backwards.

What’s the best advice you have ever received? Never give up on something you really want. You may be going through hard times so that you can learn just how strong you are and to make yourself a better person.