Powerful gymnast who could be a two-event standout this season ... Tigers’ lone senior who is recovering from off-season surgery ... should be a top performer on vault and floor this season ... has been hampered by injuries during career ... competed on beam and floor as a sophomore ... solid tumbler with great form ... has a great floor routine that should become a crowd pleaser ... three-time All-ECAC performer on floor ... named second team All-ECAC on floor exercise while helping Tigers win sixth straight ECAC championship in 2010 ... earned first team All-ECAC honors on floor exercise as a sophomore and junior.
2012 SEASON: Competed in 11 meets ... vaulted in 11 meets and had a 9.72 average ... appeared in nine meets on beam ... averaged 9.83 on floor while competing in eight meets on floor ... missed Bridgeport meet due to injury ... led Tigers to first place finish at Ursinus Quad Meet by winning vault (9.75) and floor (9.825) ... helped Tigers to win over Alaska and William & Mary by taking third on vault (9.70) and second on floor (9.80) ... hampered by injury that limited her to vaulting and kept her out of Bridgeport meet ... helped Tigers win Shelli Calloway Memorial Invitational title by taking second place on vault (9.75) ... also had a 9.70 on beam ... earned ECAC Coaches’ Award after three strong performances at North Carolina State ... had a 9.75 on vault, a 9.775 on beam and a 9.75 on floor at NC State ... led Tigers to double win over Yale and William & Mary by finishing first on floor (9.85) and fifth on vault (9.65) ... finished fifth on vault (9.725) and floor (9.775) in win at Rutgers ... had outstanding meet in Tigers’ home finale, a triple win over George Washington, Yale and Pennsylvania ... placed second on vault with career high 9.775 score in final home meet ... also posted a career high 9.85 on balance beam to finish second ... tied for fourth on floor with a 9.85 score ... helped Tigers to seasonal high score in win at George Washington with a career high 9.925 score on floor to finish first ... also tied for second on beam (9.775) and ninth on vault (9.65) ... helped Tigers to second place finish at ECAC Championship Meet by finishing third on floor (9.85) ... also had a 9.70 on vault to finish 14th.
2011 SEASON: Appeared in 10 of 11 meets on floor exercise ... did not compete at William and Mary ... member of beam lineup in eight meets ... averaged 9.683 on floor exercise ... earned five scores of 9.80 or higher on floor ... finished first in back-to-back meets ... tied for first place on floor with a 9.825 at Towson’s Shelli Calloway Invitational Meet ... also finished first on floor (9.80) in win over Southern Connecticut ... earned a 9.825 on floor to finish third in season opener at Brown ... helped Tigers to win over George Washington with second place finish on beam (9.675) and a 9.725 on floor ... had a 9.50 on beam at Temple’s Ken Anderson Meet ... earned a career high 9.70 on beam to finish third at Cornell Big Red Invitational Meet ... also had a 9.725 on floor at Cornell ... also place sixth on beam at Shelli Calloway Invitational with a 9.675 score ... finished third at Penn on floor (9.775) ... also finished third on floor (9.80) in Tigers’ double win over Rutgers and Yale ... tied for fifth place on floor (9.80) at ECAC Championship Meet ... earned first team All-ECAC notice on floor.
2010 SEASON: Appeared in final eight meets on floor exercise ... competed on balance beam in four meets ... missed first four meets of the season due to ankle injury ... averaged 9.42 on balance beam ... had a 9.53 on floor exercise ... tied for fourth place on floor in Tigers’ win at Rutgers with a career high 9.85 score ... helped Tigers win Shelli Calloway Invitational Meet championship with a 9.675 on floor ... earned a 9.75 on floor in win over George Washington ... competed on beam and floor in final four meets ... had best meet of season at George Washington, earning a 9.70 on beam and a 9.75 on floor ... had a 9.65 on beam in Tigers’ final home meet of season, a double win over Brown and Southern Connecticut ... helped Tigers win sixth consecutive ECAC championship with a 9.30 on balance beam and a 9.70 score on floor exercise ... finished ninth on floor at ECAC Meet to earn second team All-ECAC notice.
BACKGROUND: Competed for Berks East Gymnastics Club ... talented vaulter who won two regional vault titles ... competed for Coaches Mike Vanum and Chrissy Smith ... started gymnastics career at the age of five ... competed as a Level 10 gymnast for three years ... finished sixth in the all-around, second on beam and third on vault at Pennsylvania State Meet ... also took sixth place on beam at regional meet ... placed fourth on floor and seventh on beam at 2007 regionals ... finished third in all-around at 2006 Level 9 state meet, helping team win state championship ... also won second straight Level 9 regional vault title while finishing seventh in the all-around ... qualified for nationals for second time in 2006, placing sixth in the all-around ... member of club team that won Level 8 and Level 9 state championships ... owns career high 9.8 vault score ... also has a career best 9.675 score on floor exercise and a 9.45 on beam ... recorded a 37.775 all-around score for career high mark.
PERSONAL: Has one younger brother ... career goal is to become a first grade teacher ... lists mother as the person she admires the most ... has done significant community service work at church, helping out at weekly bingo games ... enjoys watching ice hockey ... favorite restaurant is Friendly’s ... lists “The Hangover” as her favorite movie ... parents are both graduates of Shippensburg University ... father played football for the Red Raiders ... father currently works as a regional sales manager ... mother is a realtor in the Pottstown area ... daughter of Chris and Donna Russell ... born on August 23, 1991 in Pottstown, Pa. ... major is elementary education.