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Michaela Burton
Michaela Burton

Michaela Burton

UB, BB, FX | Sophomore | Downers Grove, Ill. | Legacy Elite Gymnastics

Personal Bests
UB: 9.900, 2017 Regionals, April 1, 2017
BB: 9.875, at Auburn, Feb. 3, 2017

As A Freshman (2017)
Made her collegiate debut against UCLA on Jan. 7, competing on uneven bars and balance beam… Scored a personal-best 9.825 on balance beam against Missouri on Jan. 13 and a personal-best 9.700 on uneven bars against Georgia on Jan. 20… Tied for the team lead on uneven bars (9.825) and balance beam (9.850) against Alabama on Jan. 27… Scored career bests on uneven bars (9.850) and balance beam (9.875), tying for the team lead on uneven bars at Auburn on Feb. 3… Won her first career individual event title with a 9.825 on balance beam against Centenary and San Jose State on March 10… Scored a 9.800 on both uneven bars and balance beam at the SEC Championship on March 18.

Prior to Arkansas

Competed for Legacy Elite Gymnastics, same as Amanda Wellick … Competed at Level 10 since the beginning of 2012 … At the 2015 Illinois State Championships, was floor exercise (9.65) champion and balance beam (9.45) runner-up … Qualified for 2015 J.O. National Invitation Tournament … At the 2014 Illinois State Championships, won vault (9.775), beam (9.5) and all-around (38.2) titles … Won uneven bars (9.525) title at the 2014 Region V Championships … Placed fourth in all-around (38.4) at the 2014 J.O. National Championships.

High School
Graduated from South High School in Downers Grove, Ill.

Born on Jan. 15, 1998 … Daughter of Mike and Kelly Burton … Has one sister, Claire, who is a senior and plays basketball at South High School … Majoring in journalism.

2017 Performances

Jan. 7at UCLA8.4509.000
Jan. 13Missouri9.250
Jan. 20at Georgia9.7009.700
Jan. 27Alabama9.8259.850
Feb. 3at Auburn9.8509.875
Feb. 10LSU9.8259.825
Feb. 17Florida9.7759.850
Feb. 25at Michigan State9.5759.825
Mar. 3at Kentucky9.8009.825
Mar. 10San Jose State, Centenary9.7259.825
Mar. 18SEC Championship9.8009.800
Apr. 1NCAA Regional9.909.875