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 Simone Penker

2016 (Sr.): Competed all-around in eight of nine meets, earning All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Second Team honors with 38.445 regional qualifying score – 7th-best RQS in UAA history ... season all-around average of 38.025 tied for 13th on all-time UAA list ... tied for 6th-best beam average (9.609) in UAA history, helping Seawolves set program record with 48.320 RQS on that apparatus ... also helped Seawolves to program season records for highest average score (192.303) and RQS (192.725) ... on floor, produced 8th-best average (9.689) and 9th-best RQS (9.755) in UAA history ... scored career-high 38.700 all-around in Mar. 13 home win over Air Force to help Seawolves smash program meet record with 194.125 points ... contributed to school-record 48.650 total on beam at UC Davis with career-high-tying 9.775 ... sprung career-high 9.825 on floor exercise at Illinois-Chicago on Feb. 14 and had 9.775 on floor in road win over Seattle Pacific on Feb. 26 ... suffered no falls after mid-February, tallying between 9.5 and 9.8 on final 19 performances ... named co-Team MVP along with fellow senior M’rcy Matsunami ... tied for highest GPA (with teammate Marie-Sophie Boggasch) on MPSF All-Academic Team for third straight year with perfect 4.00 ... along with Boggasch, was co-recipient of 2015-16 Dresser Cup (highest award for overall academic achievement among UAA student-athletes).

2015 (Jr):
Saw action in every meet, with eight all-arounds and a pair of three-event performances … all-around average of 38.156 ranked No. 8 on UAA single-season list, while RQS of 38.255 ranked No. 9 … also had UAA’s No. 2 bars average and 13th-best in program history at 9.568 … tripled career victories total, winning all-around and floor against Winona State on Jan. 10, on floor at SPU, and on beam at Harley Davidson Invitational ... tied for team’s best floor score of season with 9.825 at Seattle Pacific … earned career-high 38.550 all-around at SPU to help Seawolves to first-ever road dual victory over rival Falcons … had 9.7 on bars, 9.675 on beam and 9.525 on vault to help UAA to school-record 193.825 total in Mar. 9 win at Air Force … helped UAA break school records for highest season average (191.627) and RQS (192.605) … landed spot on All-MPSF Team as all-arounder … tied for highest GPA on All-MPSF Academic Team for second straight year with perfect 4.00 overall mark.


2014 (So.):
Competed in all 11 meets, including eight three-event performances and one all-around … earned All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation honors on balance beam with 9.645 regional qualifying score … earned team’s second-best average on vault at 9.556 … earned 37.975 total in lone all-around, helping UAA to season-high team score at MPSF Championships … scored 9.45 or higher on all nine vaults, including season-best 9.65 at Illinois State … also had season-best beam score of 9.7 at ISU on Feb. 7, followed by season-best 9.65 bars score two days later at SE Missouri … was one of just three gymnasts on MPSF All-Academic Team with 4.00 overall grade-point average.


2013 (Fr.):
Saw action in all 10 meets, including four all-around performances … average all-around score of 37.975 tied for 11th on UAA all-time chart … season beam average of 9.575 ranked third on team and No. 7 in program history … helped UAA set season team average records on vault (48.295), bars (47.760), beam (47.875) and total score (191.850) … won all-around in second competition of career with 38.450 score at Rutgers tri-meet, Jan. 12, topping seven-woman field … equaled season-high with 9.75 on beam and 38.450 all-around vs Eastern Michigan, Feb. 17, helping UAA to No. 3 team score (192.850) in program history … sprung season-best 9.7 vault at MPSF Championships.


BEFORE UAA: Competed in international events throughout Europe, including World Cup meets in Osijek, Croatia, and Porto, Portugal, and European Championships in Clermont-Ferrand, France … competed for Austrian National Team and in German ‘high school’ league from 2009-12 … competed at club level for KTV (Carinthian Gymnastics Club).

PERSONAL: Born November 1993 in Klagenfurt, Austria … daughter of Elisabeth Penker and Hugo Scharf …  represented Austrian National Team at 2014 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in China ... enjoys reading, shopping and listening to music … natural sciences major.

Penker's Career Highs
Vault: 9.725 at Navy Pier Invitational, 2/12/16
Uneven Bars: 9.725 at Rutgers, 1/12/13
Balance Beam: 9.775, twice (last: at UC Davis, 2/28/16)
Floor Exercise: 9.825, twice (last: at Illinois-Chicago, 2/14/16)
All-Around: 38.700 vs Air Force, 3/13/16


2016 Meet-by-Meet Scores
Date Meet                  Vault  Bars   Beam   Floor  AllArr
1/23 at Bowling Green      9.550  8.375  9.500  9.650  37.075
2/06 BRIGHAM YOUNG         9.600  9.000  9.550  9.800  37.950
2/12 at Navy Pier Invite   9.725  9.625  9.775  9.375  38.500
2/14 at Illinois-Chicago   9.075  8.000  9.300  9.825  36.200
2/26 at SPU (w/ SJSU)      9.650  9.650         9.775
2/28 at UC Davis           9.500  9.600  9.775  9.725  38.600
3/11 AIR FORCE             9.650  9.700  9.600  9.675  38.625
3/13 AIR FORCE             9.650  9.575  9.675  9.800  38.700
3/19 at MPSF Championships 9.675  9.600  9.700  9.575  38.550
Season Averages            9.564  9.236  9.609  9.689  38.025


2015 Meet-by-Meet Scores

Date Meet                  Vault  Bars   Beam   Floor  AllArr
1/08 WINONA STATE          9.675  9.575  9.650  9.575  38.475
1/10 WINONA STATE          9.600  9.700  9.650  9.725  38.675
1/17 at Ozone Classic      9.550  9.500  8.975  9.650  37.675
1/30 at Seattle Pacific    9.600  9.475  9.650  9.825  38.550
2/13 at Harley Invite      9.375  9.450  9.600  9.475  37.900
2/15 at Northern Illinois  9.600  9.275  9.650  9.750  38.275
2/27 CENTENARY             9.625  9.600  9.425  8.975  37.625
3/01 CENTENARY             9.650  9.675  9.750  9.000  38.075
3/06 at Boise State        9.375  9.675  9.325            
3/09 at Air Force          9.525  9.700  9.675            
3/21 MPSF CHAMPIONSHIPS           9.625                      
Season Average Scores      9.558  9.568  9.535  9.497  38.156

2014 Meet-by-Meet Scores
Date Meet                  Vault  Bars   Beam   Floor  AllArr
1/10 at Seattle Pacific           9.300  8.225          
1/13 at UC Davis                  9.400  9.700          
1/24 TEMPLE                9.525  9.150  9.250          
1/26 TEMPLE                9.525  9.600  8.925          
2/07 at Illinois State     9.650  9.500  9.700          
2/09 at SE Missouri        9.450  9.650  9.525          
2/16 UC DAVIS              9.500  9.100  9.650          
2/28 LINDENWOOD            9.575  9.550  9.675
3/02 LINDENWOOD            9.625  8.850  9.675          
3/07 at Sacramento State   9.525  9.600  8.800          
3/22 MPSF Championships    9.625  9.200  9.500  9.650  37.975
Season Average Scores      9.556  9.355  9.330  9.650  37.975


2013 Meet-by-Meet Scores
Date Meet                  Vault  Bars   Beam   Floor  AllArr
1/10 at Bridgeport         9.600  9.050  9.300  9.500  37.450
1/12 at Rutgers            9.650  9.725  9.750  9.325  38.450
1/25 SEATTLE PACIFIC              9.025  9.625
1/26 SEATTLE PACIFIC                     9.325  8.450      
2/08 at Centenary                 9.500  9.600  9.175      
2/10 at Centenary                 9.525  9.700  9.450      
2/17 EASTERN MICHIGAN      9.650  9.500  9.750  9.550  38.450
3/07 at Central Michigan          9.000  9.625  9.625      
3/09 at Eastern Michigan          9.625  9.575  8.900      
3/23 at MPSF Championships 9.700  8.850  9.500  9.500  37.550
Season Average Scores      9.650  9.311  9.575  9.275  37.975

Height: 5'2"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Maria Saal, Austria
High School: BG Tanzenberg
Experience: 4 Letters
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