Mizzou Gymnastics had a busy week this week, as the Tigers are preparing for Black and Gold. The Freshman are getting excited for this experience; it will be their first meet as Tigers. Come see the Black & Gold Intrasquad on Friday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m!
Sophomore (2013): Worked through a bunion issue throughout her season, competing consistently on three events...improved upon her career high scores on vault, bars and beam...earned a trip to the NCAA Norman Regional as she competed individually on both vault and beam...earned seven event titles throughout the season, with the first coming on the uneven bars at the Air Force Quad meet.
Freshman (2012): Had a breakout year for the Tigers, winning Big 12 Newcomer of the year and placing second on vault, floor and all-around at the Big 12 Championship meet...Set a school and conference record as she was named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week nine times throughout the season...Was selected as a member of the Primetime Performers Honor Roll by College360Sports twice during the season...Started the season strong, taking the titles in all three events she competed on in her first-ever collegiate competition against Iowa State...Earned 15 event and all-around titles throughout the season...competed in the all-around for the first time against future SEC opponent Arkansas...Boasts career high scores of 9.950 on vault, 9.825 on bars, 9.850 on beam, 9.925 on floor and 39.400 in the all-around.
Prep:Earned the titles of 2010 Elite National Beam and Floor Champion as well as Regional Beam Champion...Placed seventh on vault at the national meet...Honored as a Region 3 Senior B Team Champion in 2010 as well...2009 State Champion on Floor and placed second on vault, beam and in the all-around...Member of the USA Junior National Team from 2006-2007...International qualifier for a competition in Belgium.
Personal: Overland Park, Kan. native...Daughter of Paula and Shawn Updike...Born on December 7, 1992...participated as a Blue Valley Northwest Junior Varsity cheerleader and an Olathe Northwest Varsity cheerleader...Is currently studying Pre-Health Professions at Mizzou.