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 Emily Petersen

2013 (Jr.): Earned All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation honors on both balance beam and uneven bars, recording league’s top regional qualifying score on beam at 9.785 … posted MPSF’s 3rd-best RQS on bars at 9.765 … season average of 9.675 on beam was No. 2 in program history and bars average of 9.650 tied for No. 4 … earned six 9.8-plus scores, with 9.825 beam routine vs Seattle Pacific (Jan. 26) and 9.825 bars routine vs SPU (Jan. 25) tying the 4th- and 5th-best program marks, respectively … sprung career-high 9.625 vault at Bridgeport to begin season and topped that in final meet with 9.65 at MPSF Championships … scored 9.775s on beam and bars vs Eastern Michigan to help UAA to 3rd-best overall team score (192.850) in school history won six individual event titles, including sweep of bars and beam in Jan. 26 dual vs SPU … helped Seawolves establish multiple program records, including single-season team averages on beam (47.875), bars (47.750) and overall (191.190) … nominated for Bill MacKay UAA Athlete of the Year award … tied for highest overall grade-point average (3.93) on MPSF All-Academic Team, earning award for second time … earned bachelor’s degree in three years.

2012 (So.):
Was consistent three-event performer in final seven meets, setting school record for season average on uneven bars at 9.679 ... earned All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation honors on bars with 9.695 regional qualifying score ... scored no lower than 9.5 on bars, including career-high-tying 9.775 in Mar. 11 home meet vs. Michigan State ... produced team's 2nd-best beam average at 9.436, tying for No. 20 on program all-time list ... scored 9.825 on beam against MSU on Mar. 11, equaling 4th-best beam score in program history ... competed six times on vault, earning season-high 9.5 at UC Davis on Mar. 2 ... earned spot on MPSF All-Academic Team and was gymnastics squad's Team Scholar-Athlete with 3.87 overall grade-point average.

2011 (Fr.): Competed in all nine meets as staple of UAA’s vault, bars and beam lineups … season bars average of 9.475 was No. 3 on team and tied for 17th-best mark in program history … scored 9.5 or better on seven of nine bars routines, including season-high 9.775 at Michigan State (Feb. 27) … tied for 6th place on bars with 9.65 at Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships (Mar. 19) … posted top overall performance at New Hampshire (Feb. 12) with 9.675 on beam, 9.6 on bars and 9.525 on vault … helped UAA to Mar. 11 dual win over Centenary with 9.55 on vault and 9.5 on bars … scored 9.6 on beam and 9.5 on vault as UAA produced No. 6 team score (192.25) against Centenary on Mar. 13.

BEFORE UAA:
Two-time qualifier for Level 10 national meet … won bars title at regional meet and vault title at state meet in 2010 … regional beam champion in 2009 and won titles on beam, bars and all-around at 2009 NIT meet … honor-roll student in the top 10 percent of her class at North Central High School.

PERSONAL: Born Emily Faith Petersen on July 25, 1991 in Indianapolis, Ind. … daughter of Bob Petersen and Nancy Jo Gemmer … enjoys outdoors activities, sports and reading ... management major.

Career Highs
Vault: 9.65 at MPSF Championships, 3/23/13
Bars: 9.825 vs Seattle Pacific, 1/25/13
Beam: 9.825, twice(last: vs Seattle Pacific, 1/26/13)
Floor: n/a
All-Around: n/a

2013 Meet-by-Meet Results (So.)
Meet                     Vault  Bars   Beam   Floor  All-Arnd
1/10 at Bridgeport       9.625  8.950  9.475            
1/12 at Rutgers          9.575  9.725  9.800            
1/25 SEATTLE PACIFIC     9.600  9.825  9.800            
1/26 SEATTLE PACIFIC     9.600  9.800  9.825            
2/08 at Centenary        9.475  9.750  9.675            
2/10 at Centenary        9.575  9.700  9.750            
2/17 EASTERN MICHIGAN    9.500  9.775  9.775            
3/07 at Central Michigan 9.525  9.525  9.800            
3/09 at Eastern Michigan 9.500  9.775  9.200            
3/23 at MPSF Champ.      9.650  9.675  9.675            
Season Average Scores    9.563  9.650  9.678         

2012 Meet-by-Meet Results (So.)
Meet             Vault  Bars   Beam   Floor  All-Arnd
2/04 at Denver          9.675  9.650     
2/12 AIR FORCE   9.425  9.700  9.350     
3/02 @UC Davis   9.500  9.750  9.350     
3/04 @Sac State  9.375  9.650  9.575     
3/09 MICHIGAN ST 9.475  9.700  9.575     
3/11 MICHIGAN ST 9.475  9.775  9.825     
3/24 @MPSFs      9.375  9.500  8.725                 
Season Averages  9.438  9.679  9.436

2011 Meet-by-Meet Results (Fr.)
Meet         Vault  Bars   Beam   Floor  All-Arnd

1/07 @Sac St        8.825  8.750             
1/09 @UCD           9.650  9.050             
1/30 @Cal    9.250  9.500  9.400             
2/12 @UNH    9.525  9.600  9.675             
2/24 @CMU    9.225  9.625  9.625             
2/27 @MSU    9.400  9.775  9.250             
3/11 CENT    9.550  9.500  9.050             
3/13 CENT    9.500  9.150  9.600             
3/19 @MPSFs  9.375  9.650  8.675             
Season Avgs  9.404  9.475  9.231

Height: 5'5"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Indianapolis, Ind.
High School: North Central HS
Club: Deveau's School of Gymnastics
Experience: 3 Letters
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