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Kelsey Knutson
Kelsey Knutson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ames, Iowa

High School:
Ames

Height:
5-4


At Michigan... All-America first team (balance beam, 2010) ... Big Ten Championship runner-up on beam (2010) ... ... Two-time All-Big Ten Second Team (2008, '10) ... CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District second team (2010) ... Three-time NACGC/W Scholastic All-American (2008, '09, '10) ... Two-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award (2009, '10) ... Three-time Academic All-Big Ten (2008, '09, '10) ... Four-time U-M Athletic Academic Achievement honors (2007, '08, '09, '10) ... Two-time team captain (2009, '10) ... U-M Leadership Award (2010) ... 10.0 Spirit Club Award (2008) ... U-M Coaches Award (2008).

Senior(2010)... Team captain ... NCAA All-America First Team (beam) ... All-Big Ten Second Team ... Big Ten Championships Runner-up on beam ... CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District second team (2010) ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... Academic All-Big Ten ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement honors ... U-M Leadership Award (2010) ... NCAA Individual Event Finals: Scored 9.700 to take ninth on beam in a field of 10 ... NCAA Prelims: Scored 9.875 on beam to tie for third place on beam and earn a spot in the individual event finals - also competed on bars ... NCAA Regionals: Competed on bars and beam ... Big Tens: Runner-up on beam (9.900) ... Alabama: Won balance beam with a career-best 9.950 ... Georgia: Competed on bars and beam ... Penn State: Tied for fifth on bars with a season-best 9.825 ... Illinois: Took runner-up on beam with a 9.850 ... Utah: Won her fourth beam title of the year ... Minnesota: Captured her third beam title of the year with a season-best 9.875 ... West Virginia Tri: Matched her season high on beam ... Iowa State Tri: Won her second beam title of the year ... Nebraska: Won beam ... Michigan State: Took runner-up on beam (9.850) ... Michigan Tri: Competed on bars and beam.

Junior(2009)... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award ... Academic All-Big Ten ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award ... NCAA Regionals: Scored 9.725 on beam ... Big Tens: Competed on beam ... Georgia: Hit for 9.800 on beam ... Florida: Tied for third on beam with a season-high 9.825 ... Nebraska: Exhibitioned on bars and beam ... Utah: Did not compete at Utah ... Penn State: Exhibitioned on beam ... Classic: Exhibitioned on bars and beam ... Iowa State: Exhibitioned on bars and beam ... Minnesota: Competed on beam ... N.C. State & Kent State: Won beam with a season-best 9.800 ... MSU Quad: Competed on bars (9.825) and beam ... Cancun Classic: Competed on bars and beam, suffering a pair of falls.

Sophomore(2008)... Academic All-Big Ten ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award ... U-M Co-Coaches Award recipient ... U-M 10.0 Club Spirit Award ... Injured and lost for the season in warm-ups at the NCAA West Regional Championships (April 12) ... Scored a 9.750 on beam at the Big Ten Championships (March 29) ... Scored 9.825 on beam vs. No. 3 Utah (March 22) ... Tied for fifth on beam with a 9.800 at the Marylan Quad (March 15) ... Won beam with a career-best tying 9.925 in an upset win over No. 1 Georgia (March 7) ... Tied for third on beam with a 9.825 at No. 14 Missouri (Feb. 29) at the Cat Classic ... Posted a 9.900 on beam, taking runner-up honors at No. 17 N.C. State (Feb. 22) ... Tied for fourth on beam with a 9.800 vs. Minnesota (Feb. 16) ... Tied for fourth on beam with a 9.850 at No. 12 Nebraska (Feb. 7) ... Shared the beam title -- her second in as many meets -- with a 9.850 at the State of Michigan Classic (Feb. 2) ... Posted the highest beam score of the year and a personal-best 9.925, winning her first collegiate title vs. No. 24 Michigan State (Jan. 26) ... Competed for the first time in 2008 on beam at No. 14 Penn State (Jan. 19).

Freshman (2007)... Scored a 9.775 on bars and competed on beam at the NCAA Championships Prelims (April 26) ... Hit a 9.775 bars routine and competed on beam at the NCAA Northeast Regionals (April 14) ... Scored 9.775 on bars and 9.700 on beam in her first Big Ten Championships (March 31) ... Hit for 9.825 on bars and 9.750 on beam vs. Maryland (March 23) ... Competed on bars and beam vs. No. 18 Missouri (March 16) ... Had a 9.800 on bars and a 9.725 on beam at No. 2 Georgia (March 9) ... Scored a career high on bars (9.850) and tallied a 9.725 on beam at Michigan State (March 3) ... Matched a career best on beam with a 9.875 at No. 5 Utah (Feb. 23), tying for third place ... Scored a career-best 9.725 on bars vs. No. 19 Penn State (Feb. 16) ... Went 9.650 in her first collegiate bars routine and scored a 9.750 on beam vs. No. 6 Nebraska and Illinois (Feb. 9) ... Scored a 9.875 on beam in her first collegiate meet, taking third place in a field of 30 at the State of Michigan Classic (Feb. 3).

Prep... Ames High School (2006)

Club/Junior Team... Cardinal Gymnastics ... Three-time Iowa Gymnast of the Year (2001, '03, '05) ... Regional floor and beam champion, runner-up in the all-around and third on bars (2005) ... State all-around, bars, beam and floor champion (2005) ... Regional all-around, bars and beam champion (2004) ... Third in the all-around at nationals (2003) ... Two-time TOPs national team member.

Personal... Birthday: February 4, 1988 ... full name is Kelsey Ann Knutson ... daughter of Dan and Carol Knutson ... enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... brother, Nick, played two years of basketball at Des Moines Area Community College.

   

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