| Michelle Gales
Improved on an outstanding freshman campaign with an even better sophomore year... Was the team's top performer in the floor exercise with a 9.721 average... Established new career highs on vault, bars and all-around... Finished first on vault 9.775 and floor exercise 9.800 vs. George Washington (1/10/03)... Scored a 39.400 all-around score vs. Denver and SEMO (3/14/03)... Only Jenny Hansen, an eight-time national champion, has recorded a higher all-around score... Recorded four performances at or above 9.900 on the season... Tied for 13th on the floor exercise 9.850 and tied for 11th all-around 39.025 at the Southeastern Conference Championships (3/29/03)
2002 Season: Freshman made immediate impact competing in vault, beam and floor lineups for most of season... Scored a career-high 9.950 on floor against Auburn... Had six scores of 9.900 or better on floor... Claimed three floor titles and four seconds... Career-high 9.825 on beam helped lead UK to a school-record 196.375 at Texas Woman's University... Career-high 9.800 on vault also came against Auburn... Competed in all-around in season opener, tallying a 37.550.
Pre-College: Won numerous Level 10 titles at state and regional competitions, including a first-place finish on floor exercise at regionals in 2000... Finished 11th in the all-around at the 2000 Level 10 national competition... In 1999, claimed a first-place regional and fourth-place national finish on the vault in Level 10... Was an Honor Roll student at North Springs High School.
|Gales' Career Averages|
|Gales' Collegiate Highs|
|Vault:||9.875 vs. Brigham Young (1/31/03)td>|
|Uneven Bars:||9.800 at Alabama (3/8/03) & vs. Denver/Southeast Missouri (3/14/03)|
|Balance Beam:||9.900 vs. Denver/Southeast Missouri(3/14/03)|
|Floor Exercise:||9.950 vs. Auburn (2/22/02)|
|All Around:||39.400 vs. Denver/Southeast Missouri|
Full Name: Michelle Monique Nicole Gales
Birth Date: February 6, 1983
Parents: Vanessa and Micheal Gales
Did You Know?
Favorite Foods: Pizza, Macaroni & Cheese and candy
Favorite Movie: Dumbo
Favorite Musical Artist: Musiq Soulchild
Favorite Apparatus: Floor
Not many know this about me: I ran track for my high school
Pet Peeves: When people say "guess what I heard" and then say "nevermind"
In my spare time I like to: Play video games
Started gymnastics at age:Three
If I was on Fear Factor, this would be my biggest fear: Eating bugs
The teammate or staff member I would use as a lifeline on "Millionaire": Mo
If I could have dinner with three famous people, they would be: Tyrese, Janet Jackson, Allen Iverson
The one person in history I would most like to meet: Jagged Edge
If I was not competing in gymnastics, the other sport I would play: Track or tennis
Best present I ever received: Nintendo 64
The moment in my life when I was most proud: High School Graduation
My career goal is to become: An advertiser or buyer for Nike
The one thing I like most about gymnastics: The competition
Why UK? Good school and I recieved a scholarship.