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Katie Rue
  • 5-1 Junior
  • Reisterstown, Md.
  • * All-American *
  Collegiate Bests:
Vault: 9.925 Three Times
Bars: 9.875 4-03-04
Beam: 9.925 3-12-04
Floor: 9.90 2-13/3-12-04
AA: 39.425 4-03-04

AS A JUNIOR (2006) - Voted co-captain during fall semester…part of Florida's balance beam lineup in every meet of season, turning in a 2006 best of 9.85 to tie for fifth in the Southeastern Conference Championships and to take second at the NCAA South Central Regionals…posted 2006 floor exercise best of 9.875 versus Utah…runner-up at Kentucky with a season-best vault mark of 9.90…also runner-up in vault (9.85) in Florida triangular…shared the North Carolina State triangular vault title with teammates Ashley Reed and Tiffany Murry…runner-up in beam (9.80) and floor (9.825) at NC State triangular meet…winner of the team's "Hit" Award, as she hit each of the 41 routines she performed in Florida's competitive lineup…member of SEC Academic Honor Roll.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2005) - Claimed first collegiate all-around title at Arkansas (39.175)…season-best all-around total of 39.35 came Jan. 21 to take second to 2003 NCAA all-around champion Richelle Simpson of Nebraska…runner-up in both the Nebraska dual and March 18 triangular balance beam competitions with season-bests of 9.90…part of Florida's floor lineup in all but four meets, turning in a 2005 top mark of 9.825 versus Nebraska and Alabama…won the LSU dual vault title with a season-best 9.90…also shared Auburn dual vault crown at 9.875…made 2005 bars debut versus Nebraska, posting a season-best 9.85.

AS A FRESHMAN (2004) - Earned All-America second-team honors for the balance beam in NCAA Championships' team competition…tied for eighth in NCAA Session I team qualifying beam (9.80) competition…part of Florida's vault, beam and floor lineup in every meet…added uneven bars at NCAA South Central Regional, posting a 9.875 in bars premiere and tied for fifth in the all-around with a 39.425…turned in then collegiate-bests in every event at the Jan. 30 Alabama dual - vault (9.875), beam (9.90), and floor (9.80)…upped floor best to 9.85 versus Georgia on Feb. 6…reset floor best for third consecutive week with a 9.90 on Feb. 13 (which also was her 19th birthday)…set or matched every collegiate event again March 12 versus UCLA - vault (9.925), beam (9.925) and floor (9.90)…used vault best of 9.925 to claim first collegiate event title Feb. 20 versus Arkansas…matched that mark a week later at Kentucky to take dual meet vault title…Master's Classic vault runner-up (9.875)…also shared runner-up spot on beam at UK (9.90)…third on beam in three meets…competed a double-layout in opening tumbling pass in three meets…performed a full-in during opening tumbling pass versus Arkansas to become the second Gator to compete the skill…also opened with a full-in versus UCLA and at SECs.

PRIOR TO FLORIDA - Seven-time qualifier for Level 10 National competition…placed second on floor, fourth on beam, eighth on vault and 18th in the all-around at the 2002 USA Junior Olympic National Level 10 Championships…eighth in all-around and tied for fifth on floor at 2003 Junior Olympic Level 10 Championships…national balance beam champion in 1999…coached by Bob Ouellette at Docksiders Gymnastics.

MAJOR - Sports Management; minors in Business Administration and Health Science Education


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