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Kristine Harper Biography
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: October 04, 2004
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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Honors and Awards:

2004: Academic All-American

2004: Mary Roby Academic Achievement Award

2003: Academic All-American

2003: Academic All-Pac-10 2nd Team

2003: Mary Roby Academic Achievement Award

2002: Mary Roby Academic Achievement Award

2001: Mary Roby Academic Achievement Award


Collegiate Bests

Uneven Bars 9.000
Balance Beam 9.925
Floor Exercise 9.875


Arizona ?- 2004: Scored a 9.225 in exhibition on beam against UCLA (1/16)... Scored a 8.500 in exhibition on bars against California (2/6)... Scored a 9.125 in exhibition on beam against Washington (2/20).


Arizona ?- 2003: Competed in every meet for the Wildcats in 2003, earning five top-five finishes... Finished with a 9.750 on beam at the South Central Regional Championships (4/12)... Scored a 9.750 on beam at the Pac-10 Championships (3/29)... Scored a 9.800 on floor at Denver (3/22)... Scored a career-high 9.925 on beam to finish fifth against Oklahoma (3/14)... Finished fifth on floor with a score of 9.875 at California (3/7)... Posted a 9.800 on floor against Stanford (2/28)... Posted a 9.775 on floor at UCLA (2/23)... Posted a career-best 9.825 on floor and competed on bars for the first time as a Wildcat against Utah (2/14)... Tied for fifth place on beam (9.250) at the Cat Classic individual championships (2/8)... Scored a 9.800 on beam at the Cat Classic (2/7)... Tied for third place on beam with a career-high score of 9.875 and posted a career-high 9.800 on floor against Arizona State (1/31)... Tallied a 9.725 on floor versus Washington and San Jose State (1/24)... Finished eighth on beam (9.725) against Oregon State (1/17)... Placed ninth on beam (9.775) at Minnesota (1/11).


Arizona - 2002: 2001 Mary Roby Academic Achievement Award recipient... Had one top-five finish during the regular season... Posted a score of 9.150 on beam at the 2002 National Championships in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (4/18)... Posted a score of 9.650 on beam at the South Central Regional Championships (4/6)... Tied for fifth on beam with a then-career-high 9.875 at the Pac-10 Championships (3/23)... Tied for 13th on beam with a score of 9.750 against Minnesota, Northern Illinois and Washington (3/14)... Finished 11th on beam (9.725) at Oklahoma (3/10)... Tied for seventh on beam (9.750) at Oregon State (2/15)... Finished 10th on floor (9.700) against UCLA (1/25)... Finished eighth on beam with a then-season-high 9.850 and tied for ninth on floor (9.775) at Utah (1/18)...  Finished 11th on beam (9.400) and tied for seventh on floor (9.750) against Boise State and Brown (1/11)... Finished seventh on beam (9.675) and tied for eighth on floor with a career-high 9.800 in her debut at the Maui Invitational (1/4).


Club/ High School: Attended The Tenmey School, in Houston, Texas... High School Valedictorian (4.0 GPA for 5 years in a row)... Seven-year member of Brown's Gymnastics under coaches Deanna Parnish, Debbie Kaitschuck and Ivan Iuankov... Finished seventh on beam, 15th in the all-around and 12th on vault at the 2001 national meet... Seventh- place finish in the all-around and second place vault and floor finish at the 2001 state championships... Second- place bar finish, and third place finish in the all-around and vault at the 2001 regional championships... 1999 fourth place regional finish in the all-around, and 23rd all-around finish at the 1999 national championships.


Personal: Academic major is computer science... Plans to become a software developer... Daughter of Tom and Carol Harper... Father is a software developer, and mother is a homemaker... Enjoys washing her car, hanging out at the pool, going to the movies and crossword puzzles... Once flew the Good Year Blimp... Full name Kristine Marie Harper... Born 2-10-83, in Sacramento, Calif.

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