Jenna Bossle placed first on vault with a 9.825
The Redbirds performed strong on vault and floor exercise.
Six Redbirds were recognized individually for their hard work in the classroom.
Illinois State returns 11 gymnasts and welcomes five newcomers to the team for the 2012 season.
2013 Season: Competed consistently on the uneven bars and floor exercise ... scored season-best 9.725 on the uneven bars against SEMO (Feb. 15) ... scored season-best 9.825 on the floor exercise against Northern Illinois (Jan. 13)
2012 Season: Did not compete due to injury.
2011 Season: Competed on the uneven bars in the first three meets of the season before a season-ending injury ... scored season best 9.675 on uneven bars and 9.800 on the floor exercise.
2010 Season: Consistently competed on the uneven bars and floor exercise ... posted a career-high 9.775 on the uneven bars at the State of Illinois Classic Meet (Mar. 20) ... in the same meet, scored a career-high 9.825 on the floor exercise ... named to the AFNI Athletics Honor Roll.
Boylan Catholic High School: Competed with the Gymnastics Academy of Rockford ... three-year regional qualifier, level nine as freshman and level 10 as sophomore and junior ... broke gym records for level 10 high scores on bar and vault junior year ... did not compete senior year due to wrist injury.
Personal: Born: Sept. 26, 1990 ... daughter of Jeffrey and Teresa Caron ... major: speech pathology/audiology ... goal upon graduating from ISU: to work with children with speech/hearing disorders ... favorite movie: "Step Brothers" ... where Kimberly can be found when not in the gym: out with friends ... favorite actor: Steve Carell ... favorite quote: "Laughter is food of the soul."