AS A JUNIOR (2007)
Nicole Drane competed on the floor exercise in her third season with the Panthers, scoring a season-high 9.750 at Kent State for eighth place...scored a 9.600 at the EAGL Championships and also competed against Ohio State.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2006)
Drane stepped into the Pitt lineup as an all-arounder, competing on every event in five competitions...set a career-high 9.700 on the uneven bars on March 4 against West Virginia, North Carolina and Penn...set a career-high 9.650 on the balance beam in two meets...tied her career-high score of 9.775 on the floor exercise on February 17 against Maryland and Rutgers...highest all-around score was a 38.350 on March 7 against West Virginia and James Madison...competed in every meet on the floor exercise and was the Panthers' lead off competitor on the balance beam...named to the EAGL All-Academic Team for the second time.
AS A FRESHMAN (2005)
Drane found a spot early as the team's lead-off competitor on the balance beam and was solid there throughout the season...competed in three events as a freshman at Pitt...posted the second-highest vault score for the Panthers at the EAGL Championships with a 9.525...finished third among the Panthers at the NCAA Regional Championships with a 9.550 on the vault, 9.425 on the uneven bars and a 9.750 on the floor exercise...named to EAGL All-Academic team.
Drane broke New Jersey state records on the uneven bars and vault while competing for Lenape High School...a seven-time Level 10 regional qualifier and three-time Level 10 national qualifier in Junior Olympic competition...placed ninth on the bars at the 2003 Junior Olympic Nationals...Lenape's team MVP for three seasons and an all-state honoree on two occasions...won two state titles on the bars and a state title on vault as well...a four-time state champion on bars in Junior Olympic competition and a two-time regional champion...placed second on floor at 2004 regionals...competed for the Will-Moor Gymnastics Club for two years under coaches Kim Bonus and Rob Klein.
Born July 20, 1986...daughter of Larry and Marianne Drane...interested in education.
Career High Scores:
Uneven Bars: 9.700
Balance Beam: 9.650
Floor Exercise: 9.775
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