University of Iowa Athletics

Rebecca Simbhudas

Class Sr.
Hometown Markham, Canada
High School Markville Secondary
Rebecca Simbhudas - Women's Gymnastics - University of Iowa Athletics

2011… Honored as North Central Region Gymnast of the Year… first team All-Big Ten selection… advanced to NCAA Championships in all-around… only Hawkeye to compete in the all-around competition in all 14 meets… finished in at least a tie for first in 15 different events and won nine all-around titles, including a series of eight-straight… set team season high marks on bars (9.900), beam (9.900) and all-around (39.525)… set career mark of 9.925 on floor with a first place finish against Wisconsin-Stout… set career high of 9.900 on bars, winning the event title versus Michigan… tied personal best of 9.900 on vault at Iowa State, winning the event title… set season high of 9.900 on beam four different times, finishing in at least a tie for first place at NC State, against Denver and twice against Iowa State… won the all-around title against Denver with a career mark of 39.525.

2010… NCAA All-American on beam… First team All-Big Ten selection… one of two Hawkeyes to compete in all-around of every meet… set career marks on vault (9.900, vs. Ohio State), bars (9.875, vs. Southern Utah), floor (9.875, vs. Minnesota) and all-around (39.400, vs. Illinois)… individual team leader on vault, bars (share of lead), floor and all-around.

2009… Named Big Ten Gymnast of the Week (2/23)… was an all-around competitor in eight meets, including a first-place finish vs. Iowa State (2/16)… competed on bars and beam in every meet… scored career-highs in every event during the 2009 season… scored a 9.925 on balance beam at Southern Utah (2/20), the third-best beam score in school history… it was also the highest mark on that event for any Iowa gymnast since Danielle Legeai in March 2006.

2008… Tied for 11th at NCAA Regionals on uneven bars (9.775)… took the beam title three times, twice with a season-high 9.875… tied for first on bars against Iowa State (9.85) and at Southern Utah (9.8)… tied for eighth on beam at Big Ten Championships with a 9.825.

High School… Two-time Canadian World Championship team member… finished second on beam and seventh in the all-around at 2007 Canadian National Championships… finished eighth on the all-around at the 2006 Canadian National Championships… finished sixth on beam at 2006 Cottbus World Cup… finished second on bars at 2005 Maribor World Cup.

Personal… Born 4/25/89… parents are Barrat and Gean Simbhudas… sister of former Hawkeye Jenifer Simbhudas… recreation management for entrepreneurship major.

Event Score Opponent Date
Vault 9.900 2x, last at Iowa State 2/18/11
Bars 9.900 vs. Michigan 1/22/11
Beam 9.925 at Southern Utah 2/20/09
Floor 9.925 vs. Wisconsin-Stout 2/13/11
AA 39.525 vs. Denver 2/11/11