Utah Utes gymnastics: Annie DiLuzio studies up to find her happy place

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 9 2010 12:00 a.m. MST

"I really wanted to be on beam this year," DiLuzio explained. "I didn't want to be a two-event girl. I am good at it if I set my mind to it, and I finally had enough of being put on the side."

What's changed is that she now has a mental trigger before performing each skill on beam, something she tells herself to "give my mind things to think about so it doesn't wander," she said.

Now, she's down to learning how to smile during routines, and she tells herself to learn to enjoy it all.

"Learn to have fun out there," she said, "because the season is flying by. It's crazy it's almost over, senior year, so just have fun with every routine. Still be intense, still get the job done, but at the same time, enjoy what I'm doing."

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