Michaela Burton

AA | Senior | 5-1 | Downers Grove, Ill. | Legacy Elite Gymnastics

Personal Bests
UB: 9.900, 2017 Regionals, April 1, 2017
BB: 9.950, vs. Georgia, Jan. 26, 2018
FX: 9.875, at Florida, Feb. 23, 2018

As a Sophomore (2018)
Competed on beam and floor exercise for Arkansas in every meet this season … Tied the previous beam record 9.950 on balance beam and score a 9.875 on the floor, both personal-bests against Georgia on Jan. 26 … Went on to score a 9.875 on floor two other times in the season against Auburn on Feb. 9 and at Florida on Feb. 23 … At the SEC Championships scored a 9.800 on both balance beam and floor on March 24 … Scored a 9.900 on balance beam and a 9.800 on floor at the NCAA Regionals to help Arkansas advance to the NCAA Championships … Recorded a 9.850 on the beam and a 9.8625 on the floor at the NCAA Championships … Has competed in 24-straight meets on the beam … Posted six scores of 9.900 or higher on the beam.

As A Freshman (2017)
Made her collegiate debut against UCLA on Jan. 7, competing on uneven bars and balance beam… Scored a personal-best 9.825 on balance beam against Missouri on Jan. 13 and a personal-best 9.700 on uneven bars against Georgia on Jan. 20… Tied for the team lead on uneven bars (9.825) and balance beam (9.850) against Alabama on Jan. 27… Scored career bests on uneven bars (9.850) and balance beam (9.875), tying for the team lead on uneven bars at Auburn on Feb. 3… Won her first career individual event title with a 9.825 on balance beam against Centenary and San Jose State on March 10… Scored a 9.800 on both uneven bars and balance beam at the SEC Championship on March 18.

Prior to Arkansas

Competed for Legacy Elite Gymnastics, same as Amanda Wellick … Competed at Level 10 since the beginning of 2012 … At the 2015 Illinois State Championships, was floor exercise (9.65) champion and balance beam (9.45) runner-up … Qualified for 2015 J.O. National Invitation Tournament … At the 2014 Illinois State Championships, won vault (9.775), beam (9.5) and all-around (38.2) titles … Won uneven bars (9.525) title at the 2014 Region V Championships … Placed fourth in all-around (38.4) at the 2014 J.O. National Championships.

High School
Graduated from South High School in Downers Grove, Ill.

Born on Jan. 15, 1998 … Daughter of Mike and Kelly Burton … Has one sister, Claire, who is a senior and plays basketball at South High School … Majoring in journalism.

2019 Performances

Jan. 5Oklahoma9.70008.20009.87509.750037.5250
Jan. 12 at Arizona9.77509.75009.7250
Jan. 18at Kentucky9.60009.8000
Jan. 26Metroplex Challenge9.47509.90009.7250
Feb. 1at Georgia9.67509.7000
Feb. 8Alabama9.62509.85009.85009.525038.8500
Feb. 15at Auburn9.65009.27509.9500
Feb. 22LSU9.77509.9500
Mar. 1Florida9.77509.85009.7750
Mar. 8Elevate The Stage9.77509.85009.7750
Mar. 16Arkansas Quad9.75009.8000
Mar. 23SEC Championships9.85009.8500
April 4NCAA Regionals9.75009.8500
April 19NCAA Championships
Season Average9.7059.5559.8219.68538.188

2018 Performances

Jan. 5at LSU9.7259.825
Jan. 12Kentucky9.8759.800
Jan. 19at Missouri9.9009.625
Jan. 26Georgia9.9509.875
Feb. 2at Alabama9.7759.850
Feb. 9Auburn9.8509.875
Feb. 16GymQuarters9.5259.9009.850
Feb. 24at Florida9.9009.870
Mar. 2Arizona9.8259.800
Mar. 9at Oklahoma9.8509.700
Mar. 16Denver | Iowa State9.9009.800
Mar. 24SEC Championship9.8009.800
April 8Regionals9.9009.800
April 20NCAA Championships9.51259.85009.8625

2017 Performances

Jan. 7at UCLA8.4509.000
Jan. 13Missouri9.250
Jan. 20at Georgia9.7009.700
Jan. 27Alabama9.8259.850
Feb. 3at Auburn9.8509.875
Feb. 10LSU9.8259.825
Feb. 17Florida9.7759.850
Feb. 25at Michigan State9.5759.825
Mar. 3at Kentucky9.8009.825
Mar. 10San Jose State, Centenary9.7259.825
Mar. 18SEC Championship9.8009.800
Apr. 1NCAA Regional9.909.875