Katie Zurales
Katie Zurales

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Wheaton, Ill.

High School:
Wheaton Warrenville South

Height:
5-4

Birthdate:
10/23/1990


04/21/2013

Post-Event Quotes: NCAA Individual Event Finals

Post-Event Quotes: NCAA Individual Event Finals

04/21/2013

Sampson Wins National Title on Floor, Zurales Beam Runner-Up

No. 1 on Floor: Women's Gymnast Sampson Wins National Title

04/20/2013

Maize & Blue Falls One Spot Shy of Advancing to NCAA Finals

Women's Gymnastics Falls One Spot Shy of Advancing to NCAA Finals

04/18/2013

The Long Road Back: How the Wolverines Returned to Power in 2013

Long Road Back: How Women's Gymnastics Returned to Power in 2013

04/16/2013

This Week in Michigan Women's Gymnastics #14

This Week in Michigan Women's Gymnastics #14

03/14/2013

Women's Gymnastics Senior Day Preview

The third-ranked Wolverines close out the regular season at home on Saturday (March 16), hosting Iowa State on Senior Day at 4 p.m. inside Crisler Center.

01/19/2013

Women's Gymnastics Dominates Illini

The No. 2-ranked University of Michigan women's gymnastics team swept all four events and the all-around, taking down Illinois 197.350-195.100.

12/21/2012

2013 Women's Gymnastics Preview

Coach Plocki and co-captains Katie Zurales and Joanna Sampson breakdown the No. 10-ranked 2013 squad that is set to return 10 letterwinners in hopes of its 19th Big Ten title in 22 seasons.

At Michigan ... Seven-time NCAA All-American (2013 - all-around (first team), balance beam (first team), uneven bars (second team), floor exercise (second team); 2012 - vault (second team), all-around (second team); 2011 - vault (first team)) ... national runner-up on balance beam (2013) ...Big Ten Medal of Honor recipient (2013) ... Finalist for 2013 AAI Award ... two-time NCAA Regional champion (2013 - balance beam; 2012 - vault) ... Big Ten champion (2013 - vault) ... two-time All-Big Ten (2013 - first team; 2012 - second team) ... NCAA Regional runner-up (2011 - balance beam) ... Big Ten Championships runner-up on beam (2010) ... All-Big Ten Championships Team (2013) ... Three-time NACGC/W Scholastic All-American (2010-12) ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2013) ... Three-time Academic All-Big Ten (2011-13) ... Four-time U-M Athletic Academic Achievement (2010-13) ... Two-time team captain (2012-13) ... 2012 NCAA Championships Individual Qualifier (all-around) ... Big Ten Co-Gymnast of the Week (Feb. 25, 2013).

Senior (2013) ... Four-time NCAA All-American (first team: all-around, balance beam; second team: uneven bars, floor exercise) ... national runner-up on balance beam ... Big Ten Medal of Honor recipient ... Finalist for 2013 AAI Award ... Big Ten champion (vault) ... NCAA Regional champion (balance beam) ... All-Big Ten (First Team) ... All-Big Ten Championships Team ... Big Ten Co-Gymnast of the Week (Feb. 25) ... Co-Captain ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... Academic All-Big Ten ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement ...Championships... NCAA Individual Event Finals: Finished tied for second on balance beam (9.8875) ... NCAA Semifinals: Tied for first in the session and third overall in the all-around (39.525), tying for third in the session on balance beam (9.875), fifth on uneven bars (9.900), tied for seventh on floor (9.900) and also competed on vault (9.850) ... Regionals: Tied for first on beam (9.900) and also competed on vault (9.875) and floor (9.800) ... Big Tens: Tied for first on vault with a career high of 9.950, also competed on bars (9.875), beam (9.825) and floor (9.750) ...Regular Season ... Iowa State: Took third in the all-around (38.850), tied for second on uneven bars (9.875), finished fourth on vault (9.900) and tied for fourth on balance beam (9.825) ... UCLA Quad: Took sixth in the all-around (38.700), tied for second on bars (9.925), tied for fifth on vault (9.900), and also competed on beam and floor ... Michigan State: Took second in the all-around (38.750), including a second-place finish on floor (9.900), tied for third on uneven bars (9.850) and fourth on vault (9.850) ... West Virginia Quad: Finished first on both vault (9.925) and beam (9.925), and also finished second on bars (9.850) ... Penn State: Finished third in all-around (39.400), finished second in floor (season high 9.950), and also tied for third on beam (9.850) ... Ohio State: Won the all-around (39.375), winning vault (9.925) and finishing tied for fifth on both uneven bars (9.850) and floor exercise (9.850) ... Iowa: Finished second in all-around (39.400), finished second in balance beam (9.850), tied for second on bars (9.850), and finished third on floor exercise (9.850) and vault (9.850) ... Minnesota Quad: Finished second in the all-around (39.375), tied for second on balance beam (9.850), tied for fourth on vault (9.875) and tied for fifth on uneven bars (9.800) ... Illinois: Won the all-around (39.575), winning uneven bars (9.925), tying for first on balance beam (9.875), second on vault (9.900) and fifth on floor exercise (9.875) ... Nebraska: Tied for first on uneven bars (9.900), tied for second on balance beam (9.900) and tied for third on vault (9.800) ... Cancun Classic: Finished third in the all-around (39.275) and won balance beam (9.925).

Junior (2012) ... Two-time NCAA All-American (second team: all-around, vault) ... NCAA Championships qualifier (all-around) ... All-Big Ten (Second Team) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement ... Tri-Captain ... Championships... NCAA Championships: Finished seventh on vault (9.925) and eighth in the all-around (39.450), earning NCAA All-America second team honors in both events ... NCAA Auburn Regional: Tied for the vault title (9.925), tied for third on beam (9.850), and finished fourth in the all-around (39.375); also scored 9.775 on bars and 9.825 on floor ... Big Ten Championships: Led the team with a 39.275 in the all-around; scored 9.875 on vault, 9.800 on bars, 9.775 on beam, and 9.825 on floor ... Regular Season ...Michigan State: Tied for first in the all-around (39.350); won beam (9.875) and floor (9.900), finished second on vault (9.875), and scored 9.700 on bars ... Georgia: Won the all-around (39.450), tying for vault (9.925) and beam (9.900) titles; also scored 9.825 on uneven bars and 9.800 on floor exercise ... Penn State/UNC ... Scored 38.700 in the all-around; tied for uneven bars title (9.900), and also scored 9.850 on vault, 9.825 on floor, and 9.125 on balance beam ... Oklahoma/TWU: Scored 38.500 in the all-around; tied for third on vault (9.900), tied for fourth on beam (9.800), and also scored 9.700 on bars and 9.100 on floor ... Utah: Finished third in the all-around and tied for first on the balance beam (9.850); also tied for third on the uneven bars (9.775), placed fourth on the vault (9.875) and competed on the floor (9.675) ... Masters Classic: Scored 38.500 in the all-around, winning beam title (9.900), and competing on vault (9.850), bars (9.200) and floor (9.550) ... West Virginia: Finished second on vault (9.900) and third on floor (9.800) ... Illinois: Finished fifth in the all-around (38.400); tied for first on vault (9.850), tied for fifth on floor (9.850), and also competed on bars (9.750) and beam (8.950) ... Minnesota: Finished fifth in the all-around (38.575), winning beam (9.800), and tying for third on vault (9.825) and bars (9.750) ... Ohio State: Won all-around title (39.300 - first time as an all-around in her collegiate career), winning beam title (9.875), tying for third on floor (9.825), and tying for fourth on vault (9.850); also scored 9.750 on bars.

Sophomore (2011) ... NCAA All-America first team (vault) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award ... Championships ...Event Finals: Vaulted for 9.7313 taking 13th in a field of 16 ... Super Six: Went 9.875 on vault and 9.050 on beam ... NCAA Semis: Earned first-team All-America honors on vault tying a career high 9.900 (3rd) while going 9.750 on beam ... Regionals: Took runner-up on beam (9.875) and took fourth on vault (9.850) ... Big Tens: Took fourth on vault (9.850) and competed on beam (9.800) ... Regular Season ...Georgia: Won beam (9.875) and competed on vault ... Alabama: Took third on vault with a season-best 9.875 on vault and also competed on beam ... Oklahoma: Took fourth on beam (9.850) and fourth on vault (9.850) ... Utah: Shared the beam title (9.850) and shared fifth on vault (9.825) ... Michigan Tri: Nailed a 9.850 on vault to tie a season high ... New Hampshire: Scored 9.825 on vault for third ... Michigan Quad: Scored a 9.775 on vault ... Iowa: Took third with a 9.850 on vault ... Michigan Big Ten Tri and MSU Quad: Competed on beam.

Freshman(2010) ... Big Ten Championships runner-up on beam ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award ... Missed NCAAs with injury ... Championships ...NCAA Regionals: Scored a 9.800 on vault but injured during her beam routine ... Big Tens: Took runner-up honors on beam (9.900) while also competing on vault ... Regular Season ...Alabama: Had a 9.850 on beam and 9.800 on vault ... Georgia: Took fifth on beam with 9.775 ... Penn State: Won her first collegiate title (beam) scoring a season-high 9.950 on beam and collegiate-best 9.900 on vault ... Illinois: Set a new season best on beam (9.825) ... Utah: Competed on vault ... Minnesota: Took fifth on vault ... West Virginia Tri: Had a career high on vault ... Iowa State Tri: Had a career-high on vault and competed for the first time on beam ... Nebraska: Competed on vault ... Michigan State: Competed on vault. Michigan Tri: Tied for fourth on vault (9.750) in her collegiate debut.

Prep ... Wheaton Warrenville South (2009) ... Honor Roll ... graduated in the top five percent of her class.

Club/Junior Team ... Phenom Gymnastics (2006-09) ... National champion on vault (2007) ... two-time JO national team member ... three-time Region 5 all-star ... Third in the all-around at nationals (2008) ... missed the 2009 season due to injury.

Personal ... Birthday: October 23, 1990 ... daughter of John and Sue Zurales ... enrolled in the School of Kinesiology, majoring in movement science.

Career Bests

Event Score Date
Vault 9.950 3/23/13, at Big Tens
Uneven Bars 9.925 1/19/13, vs. Illinois
Balance Beam 9.925 3/7/10, at Penn State
Floor Exercise 9.950 2/16/13, vs. Penn State
All-Around 39.575 1/19/13, vs. Illinois
   

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