Ute sophomore is NCAA runner-up on bars.
Damianova, Dabritz and Wilson will vie for event titles.
Damianova, Dabritz and Wilson qualify for event finals.
Every eligible Ute is honored
Utes are making record 38th-straight appearance at nationals.
Two-time first-team All-American ... three-time regional champion (vault and floor in 2011, floor in 2013) ... has contributed on vault, bars and floor in her three seasons ... 10 career victories ... has hit 93-97 career routines.
2013-Named first-team All-American on both floor and bars, placing eighth and ninth, respectively, in NCAA event finals ... scored career highs on both bars (9.925) and floor (9.925) in the NCAA team semifinal competition ... NCAA Regional floor champion ... 2013 second-team All-Pac-12 Conference on floor ... 3 wins ... hit 39-41 routines ... won the team's Coaches' Award as the Most Improved Gymnast ... second-team Pac-12 All-Academic ... made the Dean's List and Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
2012-Pac-12 runner-up on floor scored a career-high 9.925 at the conference championship ... among Utah's top two floor scorers on both nights at the NCAA Championships received a 9.85 and a 9.875, respectively ... 9.875 on floor in the Super Six was tied for 10th overall ... hit 12-13 season routines ... made the Dean's List and Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
2011-NCAA regional co-champion on vault (9.90) and floor (9.90) ... season highs of 9.90 on vault and floor (3 times) and 9.875 on bars ... hit all six routines at nationals, scoring a 9.85 on floor both nights ... 9.85 floor score in NCAA prelims was tied for ninth in the evening session ... hit 42-43 routines (fall was on beam in only career all-around) ... 7 victories ... MWC Scholar-Athlete also made the Dean's List and Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
Prior to Utah
Competed for Canada in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games ... at the 2008 Canadian Championships, she placed first on vault, second on bars and fourth on floor ... other major international competitions included the 2006 Pacific Alliance Championships, the 2006 Junior Pan Am Championships, the 2007 World Championships and the 2008 Pac Rim Championships ... competed in her first Canadian Championship in 2002 as a novice ... moved up to the junior ranks in 2004 ... in 2006, while still eligible as a junior, she competed as a senior at the Canadian Championships, taking first on bars and vault, second on floor, and third in the all-around and on beam ... finished fifth in the all-around at the 2009 Elite Canada meet ... trained at Gymnix for coaches Katerine Dussault, Francine Bouffard and Pierre Privé ... graduated from École Secondaire Antoine-de-Saint-Exupéry school, where she won the 2008 Alexandre Despatie Student-Athlete Award.
Daughter of Titomir Damianov and Sophia Tsvetkova ... parents competed for the Bulgarian national team--her mother as a rower and her father in taekwondo ... communication major ... last name is pronounced dam-ee-a-nova ... born March 30, 1991 in Paris, France.
Damianova's Career Highs
All-Around 38.750 vs. Brigham Young, Mar. 18, 2011 Vault 9.925 vs. BYU/NC State, Mar. 1, 2013 Bars 9.925 at NCAA Championships, Apr. 19, 2013 Beam 9.125 vs. Brigham Young, Mar. 18, 2011 Floor 9.925 at Pac-12 Championship, Mar. 24, 2012 9.925 vs. Stanford, Feb. 23, 2013 9.925 at NCAA Regional, Apr. 6, 2013 9.925 at NCAA Championships, Apr. 19, 2013
Insight on Nansy
Age Started Gymnastics: 2 ½
Family Ties: Mom placed third in rowing at the World Championships competing for the Bulgarian National Team
Talk to Me: I speak three languages (English, French & Bulgarian)
I chose the U of U for: The coaches, beautiful mountains and the excellent faculty
Favorite Subject: Biology