The gymnast’s flawless routine was set to tunes by Kendrick Lamar, Beyoncé, Missy Elliott, Tupac, and Megan Thee Stallion.
Watch her innovative routine, which used a fusion of rap classics.
UCLA gymnast Nia Dennis got a near-perfect score and two first-place performances in floor and vault that helped secure the team’s season-opening win against Arizona State. The astounding routine garnered the young gymnast a 9.950, one of the highest scores of the day.
According to the Los Angeles Daily News, Dennis incorporated stepping into her routine in honor of her father, who was in a fraternity. Her mix included “California Love” from 2Pac, Soulja Boy’s “Crank That,” and other classics.
“This routine definitely reflects everything that I am today as a woman and of course I had to incorporate a lot of parts of my culture. I wanted to have a dance party because that’s my personality and of course I had to shout out L.A. because we out here, UCLA,” Dennis told the newspaper.
The UCLA senior is majoring in sociology, and, according to UCLA’s website, plans to become a physical therapist.