Monica Bisordi

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Monica Bisordi
— Gymnast —
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Personal information
Full name Monica Marie Bisordi
Born (1982-10-21) October 21, 1982 (age 32)
Daly City, California
Hometown San Mateo, California
Height 5 feet 1 inch (155 cm)
Discipline Women's artistic gymnastics
Club Airborne Gymnastics Club (1998-2001)
College team Arizona Wildcats (2002-2005)
Head coach(es) Bill Ryden
Music You Shook Me All Night Long by AC/DC
Retired Yes

Monica Marie Bisordi (born October 21, 1982) is a former American artistic gymnast. She competed for the University of Arizona from 2002 - 2005. She is the University of Arizona's all-time leading scorer with 2,120.790 career points.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Monica was born in Daly City, California, the daughter and eldest child of Jim and Carol Bisordi. As a baby, Monica was diagnosed with nocturnal epilepsy. Her father, Jim, discovered that by keeping his firstborn active on a daily routine, the seizures could be controlled.[2] So Monica never went on medication; instead she kept active with gymnastics.

Monica is the oldest of four children. Her oldest brother, Matt (29), was a diver for the University of Texas before transferring to the University of Arizona after his sophomore year, where he was also on the diving team. Her younger brother James was a collegiate basketball player and 6X national diver. Her sister, Jaclyn (24), is a point guard for Sonoma State University.[3]

Monica attended Notre Dame High School, a private, All-Female, Catholic, college preparatory high school in Belmont, California.

Monica graduated from the University of Arizona with a major in communications and a minor in sociology.

Monica is currently a certified pilates instructor in San Mateo, California.

Early gymnastics history[edit]

Monica was a four-year member of the Airborne Gymnastics Club from 1998 - 2001.[4] She was a level 10 competitor and a five-time national competitor.

Achievements & Awards[edit]

  • 1997: Magnificent 10 Performer (Bars)
  • 1997: National Junior Team Member
  • 1999: Regional All-Around Champion
  • 2000: National Beam Champion
  • 2001: Regional Floor Champion
  • 2001: Regional Vault Champion
  • 2001: Regional All-Around Champion
  • 2001: State All-Around Champion

College gymnastics career[edit]

Monica amassed 49 individual titles (3x Vault, 5x Bars, 15x Beam, 10x Floor, 16x All-Around), 163 top 5 finishes and 2,120.790 total points in her four-year career at Arizona.

2005[edit]

  • 14 Individual Titles (1x Vault, 1x Bars, 6x Beam, 2x Floor, 4x All-Around)
  • 40 Top 5 Finishes
  • 503.815 Total Points

2004[edit]

  • 14 Individual Titles (2x Vault, 2x Bars, 1x Beam, 5x Floor, 4x All-Around)
  • 44 Top 5 Finishes
  • 610.500 Total Points

2003[edit]

  • 17 Individual Titles (2x Bars, 6x Beam, 3x Floor, 6x All-Around)
  • 47 Top 5 Finishes
  • 576.725 Total Points

2002[edit]

  • 4 Individual Titles (2x Beam, 2x All-Around)
  • 32 Top 5 Finishes
  • 429.750 Total Points

Achievements & Awards[edit]

  • 2005: South Central Region Co-Gymnast of the Year
  • 2005: First Team All-Pac-10 (All-Around)
  • 2005: Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week (Feb. 14-21)
  • 2004: Second Team All-America (Floor)
  • 2004: First Team All-Pac-10 (All-Around)
  • 2004: Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week (Feb. 2-8)
  • 2002: First Team All-Pac-10 (Beam, All-Around)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gymcats Finish Fourth at NCAA South Central Regional" arizonawildcats.com. August 13, 2005
  2. ^ "The Bisordi Bunch" sanmateodailynews.com. January 19, 2007
  3. ^ "Jaclyn Bisordi" sonomaseawolves.com. 2010
  4. ^ "Airborne Gymnastics College Scholarships" airborne-gymnastics.com. 2010

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