2006: Became the first NC State gymnast in school history to capture an event title at the NCAA Regional Championships, when she tied for first on floor at Georgia with a 9.9 ...Was only the fifth time NC State had a gymnast advance to the NCAA Championships, where she scored a 9.675 on floor ...She was the only non-all-around individual to qualify for floor ...Competed on vault, beam and floor in every meet for the second straight season ...Set new career-highs on all three events ...Was named All-EAGL First-Team on both beam and floor, and was second-team on vault ...Became NC State's first ever EAGL Champion on vault with a personal-best 9.9 ...Led NC State with 11 event titles on the season ...In addition to winning the floor at NCAA Regionals, scored a 9.8 on beam ...Also finished second on beam (9.875) and fourth on floor (9.85) at the EAGL Championships ...Tops in the EAGL with being named EAGL Specialist of the Week a total of four times ...Won the floor title in five of the last six meets on the year, and seven times during the season ...Scored at least a 9.9 five times ...Set a new career-high with a 9.9 on floor in the Hearts Invite ...Scored a 9.925 in the Pack;s first Quad Meet ...Finished first or second on beam in eight of the final nine meets ... Won beam in the final home meet with a personal-best 9.925 ...Also won beam with a 9.875 in the win over Michigan State ...Won her first career vault title with a 9.8 at George Washington ... Only finished out of the top-10 on vault in two meets.
2005: Named the 2005 EAGL Rookie of the Year ...On the second NC State gymnast to win rookie of the year ... Also named to the All-EAGL second team for beam ... Competed on vault, beam and floor in every meet ... Won the beam for her first career title against West Virginia with a 9.8 ... Finished in the top-three on beam in a total of seven meets ...Had NC State's top finish at the EAGL Championships, she was third on beam with a 9.85 ...Top score on beam was a 9.875 for second in the Hearts Invitational ... Posted a season-best 9.85 on floor against West Virginia ... Top finish on floor was third place against North Carolina (9.825) ...Top score on vault was a 9.825 at Georgia ...Scored a 9.8 on vault in three meets during the year ...Top finish was second twice ...Named the EAGL Rookie of the Week after the Pack's back-to-back meets against North Carolina.
Prep: Attended Suffield High School ...Finished ninth at the 2000 nationals on the beam ...Took fourth on beam at the regional meet in 2004, and was third in 2003 ...Was state champion on beam from 2000-2003.
Personal: Is the daughter of Frank and Lucy Hancock ...Enrolled in First Year College ...Born June 7, 1986.
LEIGHA HANCOCK's Collegiate Highlights: NCAA Southeast Region Co-Floor Champion, 2006 EAGL Vault Champion, 2006 EAGL Rookie of the Year, 2005 All-EAGL first-team for beam, 2006 All-EAGL first-team for floor, 2006 All-EAGL second-team for vault, 2006 All-EAGL second-team for beam, 2005 EAGL Rookie of the Week, 2005 EAGL Specialist of the Week, 2006 Career Bests: V 9.9 @ EAGL Championships, 2006 BB 9.925 Quad Meet, 2006 FX 9.95 Hearts Invitational, 2006