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Melodie  Pulgarin-Linero
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Melodie Pulgarin-Linero

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain

High School:
IES CAR de Sant Cugat / IES Obert de Catalunya

Height:
5-2

Position:
All-Around

Experience:
2 Letters

Major:
Psychology and Biology


Awards and Honors:

  • 2012 First Team All-WAC in the all-around and on vault.
  • 2012 Second Team All-WAC on floor.
  • Verizon Western Athletic Conference Gymnast of the Week (2/21/12)
  • WAC Event Specialist of the Week (1/17/12)

2014:

  • Placed eighth on bars (9.875), 34th on vault (9.725) and 26th on beam (9.675) at Regionals.
  • Finished 10th on vault (9.850), 11th on bars (9.825) and seventh on beam (9.800) on beam at the MRGC Championships.
  • Earned a 9.850 on vault to help the Pioneers break the school vault record (3/22/14).
  • Posted a career-high score of 9.900 on beam at Michigan State to help the Pioneers win in the last rotation (2/28/14) and claim in the individual event title on the event.
  • Competed in all 12 meets on bars, nine on vault and eight on beam.
  • Earned a 9.798 average on bars, 9.769 on vault and a 9.791 average on beam.
  • Inked nine bar routines over 9.800, including a season-high 9.875 which occurred on three separate occasions.

2013:

  • Placed 20th on bars (9.750) at Regionals, competing in only one event due to a continued recovery from a calf injury.
  • Finished 34th on bars (9.600) at the WAC Championship.
  • Saw action in seven vault routines, seven bar routines, five beam routines and two floor routines before suffering a calf injury during warm-ups.
  • Combined for 39.000 or higher in both all-around appearances.
  • Turned in five vaults, four bars routines, three beam performances and a floor routine of 9.800 or higher.
  • Competed in exhibition on bars at home (3/16/13).

2012:

  • Placed 20th on vault (9.725), 29th on bars (9.700), 31st on beam (9.600), 11th on floor (9.825) and seventh in the all-around (38.850) at Regionals.
  • Won a share of the vault title (9.900) at the WAC Championship.
  • Placed eighth on bars (9.825), 10th on beam (9.775), sixth on floor (9.850) and third in the all-around (39.350) at the WAC Championships.
  • Competed in every event in 11-of-12 meets.
  • Claimed two all-around titles, one bars title, one beam title and one floor title.
  • Averaged (including postseason) scores of 9.812 on vault, 9.754 on bars, 9.685 on beam and 9.815 on floor.
  • Tallied a career-high 9.925 on vault at the Air Force Tri-Meet, part of the vault corps that tied the school record (49.425).
  • Inked a career-high 9.900 on bars on Fan Appreciation Night (3/17/12).
  • Posted a career-high 9.850 on beam in the Pioneers upset over No. 9 Oregon State and Texas Women's (3/10/11).
  • Received a career-high 9.900 on floor at No. 11 Ohio State (2/18/12).

2011:

  • Placed 11th in the all-around scoring 38.300 at Regionals.
  • Tied for 18th place on floor with a 9.800 and 27th on vault with a 9.750 at Regionals.
  • Competed in all 14 meets with 14 vaults, 13 beam routines, nine on floor and four on bars.
  • Claimed her first event title scoring 9.850 on vault against Illinois State (1/30/11).
  • Won the floor event against Nebraska (2/19/11) scoring 9.900.
  • Set career-highs of 9.875 on vault (2/4/11), 9.825 on bars (3/14/11), 9.800 on beam twice, 9.900 on floor (2/19/11), and a 39.050 all-around score (3/12/11).
  • Averaged a 9.767 on vault, a 9.592 on bars, a 9.613 on beam, a 9.694 on floor and a 39.500 all-around score.

Before Denver:

  • Transferred from Universitat Autonomo de Barcelona.
  • Spanish National Champion from 1999-2001 and 2004.
  • Placed third on floor at the European Youth Olympic Games in 2003.
  • Took seventh place on floor and sixth place on vault at the European Junior Championships in 2004.
  • Finished in third place on vault at the Mediterranean Games in 2005.
  • Member of the Spanish National Team that placed eight at the World Championships in 2006.
  • In 2010 won the national title on bars and floor and was the sub-champion in the all-around, vault and beam.

Personal:

  • Born on Feb. 7, 1989 in Martorell, Spain.
  • Daughter of Anfel Pulgarin Vizuete and Manoli Linero Garabacha.
  • Has one brother, Angelo.
  • Chose DU because it was the opportunity of a lifetime. Biology major.

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