2013 (Sophomore): Missed most of the season with a leg injury ... competed on vault vs. Arizona ... posted a season-high on vault at the Metroplex Challenge ... also competed on floor ... earned a spot on the floor lineup in the home opener ... was the lead-off vaulter for the Huskies in the season-opener at Minnesota.
2012 (Freshman): Competed on vault and floor for the Huskies in her first year ... posted a career-best 9.750 on vault at Nebraska on Feb. 11 and a career-best 9.775 on floor at Cal on March 18 ... competed on floor at the Pac-12 Championships.
Attended Inglemoor High School ... trained at Auburn Gymnastics Center ... was the 2010 Washington State Champion, while placing second in the all-around at Regionals and being a JO Nationals qualifier ... in 2009, she was a JO National Qualifier as a first year level 10 ... academically, at Inglemoor High School, she was a DECA member in 2009 and participated in the DECA State competition ... has taken two IB classes - DECA in 2009 and Spanish 300 in 2010.
Madison Harper Podlucky is from Redmond, Wash. ... her parents are Chris Podlucky and Danielle Harper ... nickname is Maddie ... chose UW "for three reasons; first, the UW is one of the best academic schools in the country (and I feel very lucky to get the opportunity to get such a great education). Second, I think the UW has the most amazing coaching staff (they've already made me feel like I'm part of the family, and they want me to reach my full potential as a gymnast). And third, the UW gymnastics program is on the verge of becoming one of the top Division I programs in the country (and I am very excited to be a part of such an awesome program! GO DAWGS!"
Coach Joanne Bowers on Madison:
Preseason 2014: "Maddie is a powerful gymnast who can really help us on vault and floor. The great news is her bar routine is really looking good too and she has a chance to help us there as well. She has such a fun vibe that she puts out that we really need her in our lineups."
Preseason 2013: "She has improved so much on bars that she has a chance to make our bar lineup which is amazing. She is doing very well everywhere. She is on the cusp of every lineup and is working really hard to get in those lineups."
Podlucky's Career Bests
||9.750 at Nebraska (Feb. 11, 2012)
| Floor Exercise
||9.775 at Cal (March 18, 2012)
| All Around
Getting to Know Madison
Favorite color: Periwinkle
"If I were an animal, I would be..." A cat
Biggest celebrity crush: Aaron Hernandez
Favorite song: "Loft Music" by The Weeknd
Favorite restaurant in Seattle: Palominos
Zodiac sign and corresponding trait: Leo; My sassy, bold personality
Favorite sport to watch: College Footbal
Favorite movie Mean Girls and all the Saw movies
Favorite season: Summer
"A random fact about me is..." I'm a very good artist
I couldn't live without... Nordstroms
Favorite thing to do in your spare time: I like to shop...a lot
Guilty pleasure:Cheez-Its dipped in sour apple applesauce
Music that gets you pumped up to compete: Flux Pavillion, Dubstep