Khazia Hislop, the daughter of former T&T World Cup goalkeeper, Neil "Shaka" Hislop was named Second Team All America on the floor for the 2019 regular season by the Women's Collegiate Gymnastics Association on Wednesday.
This was the second consecutive year that Hislop has been awarded Second Team All America on the floor by the Women's Collegiate Gymnastics Association.
Khazia's accomplishment marks the Tar Heel's fifth All America recognition on Floor Exercise over the past 16 years.
The England-born Hislop who has competed for T&T in the past and is a Sports Administration and Communications Major student finished the regular season (including the East Atlantic Gymnastics League Championships) with a national qualifying score of 9.925.
She is tied at the No. 16 spot in the country. and has remained one of the top gymnasts in the country on the floor for the last two years while maintaining scoring above a 9.850 for 20-consecutive weeks on floor exercise.
Hislop joins Tar Heel legend Courtney Bumpers as the only gymnasts in program history to earn All America honours twice on the floor.
Bumpers were named First Team All America on the floor in 2004 and 2005. Hislop's two times, Bumpers two times, and former Carolina gymnast Christine Robella (2006) make up the Tar Heel's five All America honours over the last 16 years.
Last Saturday, Hislop won the East Atlantic Gymnastics League Championships on vault and tied for first place on the floor to lead the Tar Heels to a fifth-place finish in Saturday's EAGL Championships.
North Carolina scored 193.950 and had a gymnast on the podium in each of the four events in the meet on the campus of the University of New Hampshire.
Moving over to the beam, Carolina scored a 48.700, which was its highest score on the apparatus since February 16th.
Hislop, 20, placed second in the meet with a score of 9.875, her highest score since that same meet. Alexis Allen placed eighth in the event with a 9.800 on beam.
Competing on the floor, Hislop scored a 9.900 to contribute to a three-way tie at first place in the event with Ava Watkins of New Hampshire and Alexa Philips of North Carolina State.
And in its final event of the day, the vault Hislop won the event outright with a score of 9.875 and team-mate Mikayla Robinson was fourth with a 9.825.
Overall, Hislop was the only gymnast at the event to place on the podium in three events as she placed first on vault and floor and second on beam.
In addition, she was the first Tar Heel to win an individual EAGL Championship on an event in consecutive years since 2004-06 when Courtney Bumpers won the EAGL Championship on Floor for three years.
Hislop was also the first North Carolina gymnast to win two individual events at the EAGL Championships since Courtney Bumpers won three events in 2005.
With Hislop winning both vault and floor, Tar Heel gymnasts have now won both events at the EAGL Championships each of the last two seasons.
North Carolina finished the meet with four top-three finishes, tying EAGL Champion New Hampshire for the most at the meet.
Based on their performances during the season Hislop and Robinson earn individual spots to compete in the 2019 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Regionals Championships for the third consecutive year, the Athens Regional at the University of Georgia from April 4-6.
Hislop will compete on vault, beam and floor during the Regional after she earned an individual spot on vault with a national qualifying score of 9.890, placing 23rd in the nation.
On beam, Hislop is ranked 79th in the nation with an NQS 9.855 throughout the season and she checks in at 16th on the floor.
She competes in Session I on Friday, April 5th, which will start at approximately 2 p.m going second (beam), third (floor) and fourth (vault) rotations within the rotation with the Iowa Cyclones.