Born June 10, 1979 in Jacksonville, Fla. ... mother, Chitlada, and father, Vichit, own a restaurant ... has one older brother, Jade ... majoring in English and art.
A three-time letterwinner ... one of three seniors on the 2001 team ... a veteran performer who competes in the all-around ... excels in floor and vault ... appeared at the NCAAs as both a freshman and sophomore ... ranked in the top-20 on UW's all-time performance lists for all four events and the all-around ... has scored 9.900 or higher in all four events and owns a career-best score of 39.475 in the all-around.
2000 (Junior): Placed ninth at NCAA regional on the uneven bars (9.750) ... was fifth in the all-around at the 2000 Pac-10 Championships (39.375) ... also finished fifth in the vault (9.900) at the Pac-10s ... tied her career high on vault with a pair of 9.900 performances, including her score at the Pac-10 Championships ... her vault scores were the highest on the team during the season ... set season high all-around mark at Pac-10s with score of 39.375 ... was an all-arounder for evern meet except NCAA regional, where she did not compete on the beam ... placed first in the all-around in dual meets with California, Oregon State and Boise State ... won the vault competition twice and took home top honors on bars vs. California ... ranked 24th nationally in all-around with an average score of 38.981.
1999 (Sophomore): Competed in every meet in the all-around except for a dual contest with Seattle Pacific
placed 13th in the all-around during her session during the NCAA championships
recorded career highs in all four events and the all-around
posted her best all-around score (39.475) in a dual-meet victory against Oregon State
that score ranks as the 10th best performance in UW history
she also recorded all-time best scores on bars (9.900) and on floor (9.950) in that meet
earlier in the year she posted her first 9.900 on bars against Arizona and Nebraska
her best vault showing was a 9.900 at the Pac-10 Championships
she set her career high on beam with a 9.925 score at Seattle Pacific
ranked 19th nationally in the all-around at the end of last season with an average score of 39.194
turned in the three highest all-around scores on the team during the season.
1998 (Freshman): One of two freshmen to see considerable time on the squad ... named the team's Most Promising Freshman ... exciting competitor on floor exercise ... earned her first letter ... participated in every meet during the year ... top event was floor exercise where she scored 9.825 or higher eight times, including her final seven times competing in the event ... competed on three events (bars, beam and floor) in eight of 13 meets ... top meet came in dual meet with Utah when she posted a 9.7 on bars and 9.9 scores on beam and floor ... beam and floor scores stood as season highs ... top performance on the bars was a 9.825 at NCAA Championships ... she first posted that score in a meet at Arizona with California and Illinois-Chicago ... only competed on bars (9.725) at NCAA West Regional with the return of Jamie Stauffer to the Husky lineup ... did not compete on vault during the season.
Finished first in the all-around at Elite Nationals in 1992 ... qualified for 1995 World Championships in Japan ... placed first in all-around at SEA Games in Thailand ... finished second in all-around at City of Popes Competition in France ... was second in the all-around at the Junior Pan AM Games in Brazil.
Vault: 9.900 at Pac-10 Championships, 1999
Bars: 9.900 vs. Arizona/Nebraska & vs. Oregon State, 1999
Beam: 9.925 at Seattle Pacific, 1999
Floor: 9.950 vs. Oregon State, 1999
All-Around: 39.475 vs. Oregon State, 1999
Getting to Know ...
My Nickname: L.A.
The best nickname on the team is: Woogie (Sidney Field)
Favorite Event: Bars, Beam, Floor
The gymnastics move I would like to perfect is: Lets start with the vault
Favorite Gymnast: Natalia Lashinova, Svetlana Khorkina, Kim Zmeskal
The person most influential towards my gymnastics is: A countless number of people have contributed, but for this year it would have to be my bars and strength coach, Frank Lee. He reminded me what I love about this sport.
Favorite Class at UW: Photography, Modern and Postmodern LiteratureZ
My Greatest Moment: Winning the all-around title at the 1992 Elite Nationals and joining the Huskies gymnastics team
My Biggest Fear: Heights and man-eating sharks
What stresses me out: Lengthy research papers and boys
The one thing I wish I could change about myself is: My eyesight ( I am legally blind without my contacts or glasses)
My favorite motto is: Go with yourself.
The one thing about myself that surprises other people is: The fact that Im a gymnast and I find time to play music, skate and hang out.
Who do you most admire: Tony Hawk, the Beatles and J.D. Salinger
Career Goal: Anything that deals with music, art, film, or writing
My mentor is: My mom and dad - - my number one supporters, and Clay Shwenn (my academic advisor)
If Im cooking dinner, were having: Ramen noodles or stirfry
The last CD I bought was: The new Sea and Cake album and FCS North
If I could be any character from a book, TV, or movie, Id be: Seymour Glass
My favorite web site is: www.napster.com
The best book Ive read lately: Complete Stories by Kafka and Steinbecks Of Mice and Men
If I had a web site, my address would be: www.lannacore.com
My gymnastics goals for the season are: Compete as an all-arounder and help our team qualify to Nationals
I started gymnastics at age: five
In 10 years, I see myself: 10 years older? . . . I dont know, but hopefully Ive travelled far and made some good friends along the way
Apisukh's Meet-by-Meet Results
Meet Vault Bars Beam Floor AA
California 9.800 9.775 9.750 9.800 39.125
at Oregon State 9.775 9.675 9.600 9.750 38.800
at Stanford 9.600 9.825 9.800 9.750 38.975
at Boise State 9.900 9.775 9.800 9.825 39.300
Arizona St./SPU 9.875 9.875 9.550 9.800 39.100
at Arizona 9.825 9.800 9.800 9.850 39.275
UCLA/Alaska/Sac. St. 9.850 9.700 9.875 9.925 39.350
at Utah 9.300 9.800 9.600 9.800 38.500
at Georgia 9.650 9.825 9.250 9.675 38.400
Pac-10 Championships 9.900 9.800 9.800 9.875 39.375
NCAA Regional 9.825 9.750 9.850
Meet Vault Bars Beam Floor AA
Georgia 9.750 9.700 9.700 9.875 39.025
at Arizona State 9.600 9.775 9.600 9.850 38.825
Arizona/Nebraska 9.575 9.900 9.625 9.850 38.950
at UCLA Quad 9.450 9.600 9.600 9.825 38.475
at Boise State 9.825 9.750 9.700 9.850 39.125
STAN/UCDavis/SPU 9.825 9.750 9.850 9.875 39.300
at California w/SJSU 9.675 9.750 9.750 9.775 38.950
Oregon State 9.775 9.900 9.850 9.950 39.475
at Utah 9.675 9.825 9.750 9.700 38.950
Pac-10 Championships 9.900 9.725 9.800 9.900 39.325
at Seattle Pacific 9.925
NCAA Regional 9.700 9.650 9.850 9.825 39.025
NCAA Championships 9.725 9.450 9.750 9.800 38.725
Meet Vault Bars Beam Floor AA
at Stanford 9.200 9.275
Cal./Utah St./Sac St. 9.450 9.600 9.725
at Oregon State 9.400 9.625 9.600
at Arizona/Cal./UIC 9.825 9.600 9.850
Arizona State 9.675 9.675 9.775
Utah 9.700 9.900 9.900
UCLA 9.750 9.100 9.875
at Utah St./Aub./S. Utah 9.650 8.650 9.850
at Boise State 9.725 9.850
Boise State/SSPU 9.750 9.850
Pac--10 Championships 9.550 8.350 9.825
NCAA West Regionals 9.725
NCAA Championships 9.825 9.850