Lauren Rice
Lauren Rice
Height: 5-5
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Henderson, Nev.
High School: Green Valley HS
Club: Gymcats

2018 Season: Started the season as one of the team’s all-arounders but had her year cut short by an ankle injury in the second meet of the year…injured her ankle on the final pass of her floor routine against Washington and missed the next eight meets…returned to perform an exhibition on bars on Senior Night and was in the lineup on bars at the MPSF Championships…had a score of at least 9.700 on all four events in her limited action.

2017 Season:
Qualified for the NCAA Seattle Regional as an all-arounder…named first team all-MPSF on bars and was a second team selection on beam…was limited to just bars and beam for the first four meets of the year following offseason surgery…only competed in the all-around in the final six meets of the regular season where she averaged 38.594 with a high of 39.225 at the MPSF Championships…tied for eighth at the NCAA Seattle Regional with a total of 39.050…also tied for seventh on beam (9.850) and tied for ninth on bars (9.850)…finished first on bars in three meets and also had a win on beam…was named the MPSF Gymnast of the Week after scoring 39.200 in the all-around at Arizona State/Bridgeport…finished the regular season with averages of 9.714 on vault, 9.718 on bars, 9.625 on beam and 9.783 on floor…high scores included 9.750 on vault in three meets, a career-high 9.875 on bars and beam at the MPSF Championships and 9.825 on floor…tied for third on bars and tied for fifth on beam and floor at the MPSF Championships…was third in the all-around.

2016 Season:
Qualified for the NCAA Salt Lake Regional as an all-arounder where she tied for seventh place in the all-around after totaling 39.150…that score is tied for the second best by a Hornet at an NCAA meet while her placement is tied for fifth in school history…named first team all-MPSF in the all-around, on bars and floor…was also a second team selection on beam…set her career high with a 39.325 to finish second at the MPSF Championships…had a score of 39-plus in six of her 10 meets…her average of 38.961 ranks third in school history while her RQS of 39.110 places her sixth…averaged 9.838 with an RQS of 9.870 on floor to place her third in both categories in the Sacramento State record book…set her career best with a 9.925 against San Jose State…best vault score was 9.850 at the MPSF Championships where she placed second…scored 9.825 on bars in three meets for her season high…one of those meets was the NCAA SLC Regional which marked the highest score ever by a Hornet in the event…tied for first at the MPSF Championships on beam with a career-high tying 9.850.

2015 Season:
Was named the MPSF Freshman of the Year…competed in the all-around in 11 of the team's 12 meets and appeared in every meet on vault, bars and floor…totaled 39-plus in the all-around three meets, including a season best 39.225 against Utah State…scored 9.850 on vault for her season high…best score on bars was 9.850 against UC Davis…received a 9.825 on beam in the final three meets…best floor score was 9.825 at three meets…finished the season with averages of 9.754 on vault, 9.708 on bars, 9.402 on beam and 9.675 on floor…had RQS of 9.795 on vault, 9.755 on bars, 9.745 on beam and 9.785 on floor.

Prior to Sacramento State:
Competed for Gymcats in Henderson, Nev., for 16 years where she was trained by her mother, Cassie…helped the club win seven consecutive state titles…was the regional beam champion in 2013…qualified for NIT nationals in 2012 and 2013…finished in second place at the state meet in the all-around…trained with current Hornets Caitlin and Courtney Soliwoda.

Personal: Plans to major in mechanical engineering…graduated from Henderson HS in 2014…sister, Taylor, competes in gymnastics for Stanford…parents are Michael and Cassie Rice.

Career Highs
VT 9.850 (2x), last at MPSF Championships (March 19, 2016)
UB 9.875 at MPSF Championships (March 18, 2017)
BM 9.875 at MPSF Championships (March 18, 2017)
FX 9.925 vs. San Jose State (Feb. 19, 2016)
AA 39.325 at MPSF Championships (March 19, 2016)