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Zaakira Muhammad

Zaakira
Muhammad
AA


Height: 5-4
Class: So.
Hometown: Pennsauken, N.J.
HS/Last School: Pennsauken High

Bio

Highly successful freshman campaign resulted in a gain of confidence that should push her toward all-around potential in 2016 … has an unmatched ‘wow’ factor on team … one of the most consistent vaulters … also consistent on bars … reworked floor routine should help her excel … big gymnastics should produce favorable scores … rarely found without a smile.  
 
2015 (Fr.)
• Competed on vault and uneven bars in all 12 meets and earned 243.175 points, the fourth-best team total
• Finished third on the team with 10 podium appearances, including three wins
• Scored 9.8 or better on vault in all but three meets
• Exceptional in career debut, scoring 9.8 on vault at Maryland (1/9) and finishing in third place
• Tied for third place on bars at NC State (1/31) with a 9.775 mark
• Earned a career-best 9.875 on vault at New Hampshire (2/8) and tied for event win; also finished second on bars with a 9.825 score
• Finished third on vault against No. 18 Denver (2/13) with a 9.825 score
• Tied for vault win in home quad-meet against Maryland, Rutgers and New Hampshire (2/22) with 9.825 score
• Scored 9.775 on vault at Pitt (2/28), good enough for second place
• Tallied a career-high 9.9 on bars against No. 11 Penn State (3/8) and finished in third place
• Marks of 9.85 and 9.825 on vault and bars, respectively, against Penn and Cornell (3/14) were good enough for first and second place
• Ranked second on team on vault and bars with respective season averages of 9.81 and 9.646
 
Club Gymnastics
• Six-year level 10 gymnast at TNT Elite Gymnastics
• Three-time champion at the 2012 Junior Olympic National Championships, finishing first in the all-around, beam and floor
• Finished fourth on bars at the 2010 Region 7 Championships
• 2010 New Jersey State Championships floor champion; also finished fifth on bars and sixth in the all-around
 
Personal
• Daughter of Dean and Renee Muhammad
• Has one brother and one sister
• Birthday is November 9
• Mom attended Virginia State on a softball scholarship
• Attended Pennsauken High
• Enrolled in general studies
• Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll


Stats

Year Meets AA Total Points
2016 13 4 421.35
2015 12 0 243.175
Totals 25 4 664.525
 
 
Career Highs
Vault 9.9
at Iowa State (2/5/16)
at Alabama (2/14/16)
Uneven Bars 9.9 vs. Penn State (3/8/15)
Balance Beam 9.85 vs. Ohio State and Bowling Green (3/6/16) 
Floor Exercise 9.95 vs. William & Mary (1/24/16)
All-Around 39.325 vs. William & Mary (1/24/16)


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