Katie Valleau, female gymnist, on the floor mats during routine. Finishes off routine with hands in the air.

Valleau To Compete On Floor At National Championships

Katie Valleau, female gymnist, on the floor mats during routine. Finishes off routine with hands in the air.

Katie Valleau is the first Spartan to win a regional floor title in school history. Courtesy: San Jose State Athletics

After tying for first on the floor Saturday night, San Jose State women’s gymnast Katie Valleau secured herself a spot at the 2011 National Collegiate Women’s Gymnastics Championships, April 15-17, in Cleveland, Ohio.

Valleau saved her best performance of the year for the NCAA Corvallis Regional this past Saturday night where she scored a career-best 9.900 to tie three other gymnasts for first place.  With her win, she advanced to the championships to represent not only the Covallis region, San Jose State and San Diego, her hometown.  Of the approximately 196 student-athletes who will be participating at the championships, Valleau is the only athlete from the San Diego area to compete.

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