Laura Kappler
Laura Kappler


Evansville, Ind.


Club Team:
Revolution Gymnastics

Career Highs:
* Vault: 9.850 (at LSU, 2014)
* Bars: 9.800 (at LSU, 2014)
* Beam: 9.825 (Twice, last at LSU, 2014)
* Floor: 9.800 (vs. George Washington, 2014)
* All-Around: 39.125 (at North Carolina State, 2014)

* Established nine new career-highs in 2014.
* Led Mizzou on individual events nine times, including twice on vault, once on bars, twice on beam, twice on floor, and twice in the all-around.
* Strongest meet of the year came on Feb. 1 at North Carolina State, where she recorded a career-high all-around score of 39.125 (9.800 vault, 9.775 bars, 9.800 beam, and 9.750 floor).
* Also had a standout road trip to LSU on Feb. 28, as she set three new career-highs in vault, bars and beam.

* Stepped up for Missouri through a season riddled with injuries to become the Tigers' only all-around competitor.
* Made her first-career appearance on the uneven bars at No. 3 Florida.
* Recorded her first-career all-around score against LSU.
* Consistently improved on her events throughout the season and improved her career high marks on three events at the SEC Championships.
* Was recognized as a member of the 2013 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll.

* Was a staple in the Tiger beam lineup in her freshman season, making her first appearance in an exhibition routine at Southern Utah.
* Earned a career-high 9.800 score against Oklahoma.
* Had a clutch performance on the balance beam for Mizzou against Nebraska, helping the Tigers top the Huskers in the regular season for the first time since 1995.

* Trained at Revolution Gymnastics under the direction of Carly Cresswell-Watson and Thomas Watson.
* Placed 3rd at Level 9 Nationals in 2009.

* Comes to Mizzou from Evansville, Ind.
* Daughter of Danny and Andrea Kappler.
* Born on Feb. 19, 1993.
* Chose Mizzou over Wisconsin, Maryland and Minnesota.
* Plans to study Social Work while at the University of Missouri.

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