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  Kate Richardson
Kate Richardson

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Coquitlam, BC

High School:
Port Moody Secondary

Club:
Abbotsford Twisters

2006 -- Captured her third career NCAA individual title by winning the floor exercise with a 9.95 ... Placed third on vault with a two-score average of 9.8313 ... Earned first-team All-America honors on vault and floor and second-team acclaim on beam to increase her career All-America total to 13, third-most in school history ... Awarded a NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship ... Honored by the Pac-10 Conference as its Woman of the Year and a Conference Medal Winner ... Honda Award finalist ... Pac-10 Gymnast of the Year and an All-Pac-10 selection in the all-around, vault, beam and floor to bring her career total to a school-record 14 all-conference awards ... Named to the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America First Team and received Academic All-America honors for the third straight year ... First-team Pac-10 All-Academic for the second consecutive year ... Finished the regular season as one of just two athletes to be ranked in the Top 10 on all four events and the all-around (No. 3 in the all-around, No. 5 on beam and No. 9 on vault, bars and floor) ... Led UCLA with a total of 34 first-place finishes on the year, including team-highs on vault (six), bars (five), beam (six), floor (nine) and all-around (eight) ... Also led UCLA with 48 Top 3 finishes ... Led all Bruin gymnasts in scoring average on vault (9.865), bars (9.838) and all-around (39.239) ... Season-bests were 9.925 on vault, 9.95 on bars, beam and floor and 39.575 in the all-around ... Placed first in the all-around and in all four events at Cal on Feb. 10 ... Won the all-around, bars, beam and floor at the NCAA South Central Regionals ... Competed 56 routines out of a possible 60 despite having to come back from a fractured tibia suffered in September that delayed her pre-season training and a triceps injury that forced her out of the Feb. 17 meet at Georgia ... Team co-captain.

2005 -- CoSIDA second-team Academic All-American and first-team Pac-10 All-Academic ... NACGC Scholastic All-American for the third-straight year ... Earned first-team All-America honors on beam and floor to improve her career All-America total to 10 ... Placed fourth on beam and 12th on floor at the event finals ... All-Pac-10 selection on vault, beam and floor ... Competed more than half of the season with a functional rupture of the ulnar collateral ligament on her thumb, an injury suffered during warmups at Stanford on Feb. 18 ... Despite the injury, she still competed on and won three events with a 9.925 on vault, 9.9 on beam and 9.925 on floor ... Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week for Feb. 7-13 after winning the all-around with a season-best 39.625 and placing first on vault (season-high 9.95) and bars and second on beam and floor ... Scored a career-high 9.975 on bars and won the all-around vs. Nebraska ... Had 12 individual victories, including six on beam and two in the all-around.

Summer 2004 -- Became the first Bruin female gymnast ever to make an Olympic team while competing for UCLA ... Made history by becoming the first Canadian woman to qualify for event finals on floor exercise at the Olympic Games ... Only the second Canadian woman ever to make any event final at the Olympics ...Placed seventh at floor finals with a score of 9.312 ...Qualified for the all-around finals for the second consecutive Olympics by placing 14th overall with a score of 37.224 ...Finished 18th in the all-around finals ... Chosen to be a member of the Canadian Olympic team for the second consecutive Games after a strong fourth-place showing at Olympic Trials ...Placed fifth at the Canadian nationals.

2004 -- Earned first-team All-America honors in the all-around (tied for fourth overall), vault and bars ...Second-team All-American on beam ... Placed third on bars and ninth on vault at event finals ...Nationally ranked in the Top 11 on all four events and the all-around ...Ranked first on beam (9.965 RQS), second in the all-around (39.74), fourth on vault (9.955), sixth on floor (9.955) and 11th on bars (9.925) ... Season averages were 39.606 in the all-around, 9.925 on vault, 9.902 on bars, 9.873 on beam and 9.908 on floor ...Had 23 individual victories on the year, including three in the all-around (vs. Utah, at Minnesota, vs. ASU/CSUF) and a team-best nine on beam ... Had a total of 43 Top 3 finishes, second-most on the team ...Posted 44 scores of 9.9 or higher and 24 scores of 9.95 or higher in 56 routines ... Recorded six perfect 10s on the year - one on vault (Jan. 25 at Minnesota), two on beam (Jan. 10 vs. Utah, Feb. 1 vs. ASU/CSUF) and three on floor (Feb. 1 vs. ASU/CSUF, Feb. 22 vs. Oregon State and Mar. 20 at Pac-10s) ... Pac-10 floor champion for the second consecutive year, scoring a perfect 10 ...Scored a career-high 39.85 in the all-around in the season opener vs. Utah ...Twice set career-highs of 9.95 on bars (Feb. 1 and Feb. 13) ...Named Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week in back-to-back weeks (Jan. 18-25 and Jan. 25-Feb. 1) ... Third-team CoSIDA Academic All-American and first-team All-District VIII ...Second-team Pac-10 All-Academic selection with a 3.74 cumulative GPA in Physiological Science ... Earned NACGC Scholastic All-America honors with a 3.76 GPA for the year.

2003 -- NCAA balance beam champion with a winning mark of 9.938 and uneven bars co-champion with a score of 9.9 ...Placed third at the NCAAs in the all-around with a 39.525 ... Earned first-team All-America honors on bars, beam, floor and all-around ...NCAA South Central Regional balance beam co-champion ... Pac-10 all-around and floor exercise champion ...Pac-10 Freshman of the Year ...All-Pac-10 selection in the all-around, vault, beam and floor ... NACGC Scholastic All-American with a 3.85 GPA ...Ranked third in the nation in the all-around, 24th on vault, 25th on bars, first on beam and ninth on floor ...Led UCLA with 45 Top 3 finishes and ranked second with 19 individual wins ...Competed a team-high 61 routines in team competition, including 15 all-around appearances ...Averaged 39.407 in the all-around with four victories ...Scored 39.5+ 10 times ...Set a UCLA freshman record in the all-around with a score of 39.825 at the Pac-10 Championships ... Averaged 9.878 on vault with a career-high of 9.975 set at the Pac-10s ...Scored career-bests of 9.925 on bars three times and averaged 9.744 ...Became the first Bruin gymnast ever to score multiple 10.0s on beam, earning perfect marks on Jan. 19 and Feb. 16 ...Averaged 9.917 on beam and earned a team-high 12 victories ...Scored 9.925 or higher in 13 of 15 beam routines ...Earned her first 10.0 on floor on Feb. 2 and added a second at the Pac-10 meet ...Averaged 9.858 on floor ...Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week for Jan. 27-Feb. 2 ...Two-time UCLA/MET-Rx Student-Athlete of the Week.

Club -- 2000 Canadian Olympian ...Placed a Canadian all-time best 15th in the all-around at the Olympic Games ...2002 Commonwealth Games all-around and beam champion ...Placed 16th in the all-around at the 2001 World Championships and 19th at the 1999 World Championships ...First on beam and fourth in the all-around at the 2001 Visa American Cup ...Dominated the 2001 Canadian National Championships, winning the all-around, vault, bars and beam and tying for second on floor ... Gymnastics Canada Female Athlete of the Year for 2002 and 2001 ...Claimed the vault title at the 2000 national championships and finished in first place at the 2000 Olympic Trials ...Helped lead her team to a gold medal at the 1999 Pan American Games ... Fourth in the all-around at the 1999 National Championships and also placed second on beam, third on floor and fifth on vault ...Earned a silver medal in the all-around in her senior international debut at the 1998 China Motor Cup ...Balance beam champion at the 1998 Junior Pan Am Championships ...All-around, bars, beam and floor junior national champion in 1998 ...Placed second in the all-around at the 1997 junior nationals ...Coached by David Kenwright at Abbotsford Twisters.

Personal -- Biggest athletic thrill was winning the team competition unexpectedly in front of a Canadian crowd at the 1999 Pan American Games ... Hobbies include downhill skiing ... Admires Ekaterina Lobaznyuk of Russia and Andreea Raducan of Romania ... Parents: Charlie and Sarah Richardson ... Has an younger sister, Tessa ... Full name is Kate Richardson ... Born June 27, 1984 in Vancouver, BC ... Physiological Science major.


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