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Kara Waterhouse
  • 5'4.5" Senior
  • Duluth, Minn.
  • ** Two-time All-American **
  Collegiate Bests:
Vault: 9.850 1-17-03
Bars: 9.925 2-15-02 & 3-23-01
Beam: 9.925 1-17-03
Floor: 9.90 3-4-01
AA: 39.375 2-9-01

AS A SENIOR (2004) - Opened Florida's uneven bars set in the first three meets of the season turning in a 2004 best of 9.825 vs. LSU... member of the Academic All-Southeastern Conference Honor Roll

AS A JUNIOR (2003) - All-arounder in seven meets, using a season-best 39.35 to take second at Arkansas...earned collegiate-best marks on vault (9.85) and beam (9.925) at Arkansas...won beam title at Arkansas...turned in 39.0+ all-around totals in five meets...missed final five meets due to a foot injury...Gator team tri-captain...member of the Academic All-SEC Honor Roll and National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches Scholastic All-America team.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2002) - Took third in six all-around competitions and turned in season-best of 39.175 at Michigan...runner-up in March 1 quad all-around (39.10)...turned in top Gator balance beam mark at the SEC Championships (9.85) to tie for fifth overall...won the uneven bars title at the season opener with a 9.825...also won beam at Kentucky with a 9.85...missed first collegiate all-around performance Feb. 15 due to an ankle sprain suffered in warm-ups...matched collegiate-best uneven bars mark at the Feb. 15 quad meet to take second (9.925).

AS A FRESHMAN (2001) - Earned All-America second team honors for both the all-around (39.175/8th) and balance beam (9.85/t7th)...appeared in UF's all-around lineup in every meet as a freshman...took first collegiate all-around title vs. Oklahoma with a total of 39.375...took a total of four event titles vs. Oklahoma...claimed at least a share of three meet's beam crowns...placed in the top three in half of the meets in 2001...took fourth in the uneven bars at the SEC Championships by matching the Florida season-best score of 9.925...competed a 10.0 value vault for the first time at North Carolina State, earning a then collegiate-best 9.775...upped that mark to a 9.825 vs. Oklahoma... eighth in the SEC Championships' all-around (39.225)... member of the NACGC Scholastic All-America team for 2001.

PRIOR TO FLORIDA- Took 18th in the 1998 U.S. Classic all-around...participated in the 1998 John Hancock U.S. Gymnastics Championships and finished among the top 30 both years...participated in the 1999 American Classic and 1999 American Challenge where she finished among the top 30...took first in the 1997 USAIGC Nationals all-around and floor exercise...member of The Gymnastics Academy and coached by her father, Mark Waterhouse...also coached by Alan Kirby, Ron Lenz and Jesus Vesquez.

MAJOR - German


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