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Kristen Linton
Height: 5'4"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Edmonds, Wash.
High School: Meadowdale
Club: Seattle Gymnastics Aca.
Experience: 3 Letters

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At Washington
2011 (Senior):
One of three senior captains and earned the Senior Leadership Award from the coaches ... was named the team event specialist on the floor ... First-Team All-Pac-10 Academic ... Second-Team All-Pac-10 on the floor ... competed on floor and bars in all 12 meets and on beam twice ... led the team on the floor in nine meets and on bars in three meets ... won five event titles on the year, all on the floor ... posted a career-high on floor at OSU on Feb. 25 with a 9.900 ... also posted a career-high on bars with a 9.900 twice during the season, first at the opening meet the Pac-10 Showcase on Jan. 9 and then at NCAA Regionals on April 2 ... also led the Huskies at the season-opener on the floor with a 9.725 ... tied for second on bars at the Quad Meet on Jan. 15 with a 9.800 and at the same meet also tied for second on the floor, with a team-high 9.850 ... vs. Cal on Jan. 21, placed second on the bars (9.800) and won the floor with a 9.875 ... won the floor vs. Oklahoma on Jan. 28 with a 9.875 ... won the floor at SPU on Feb. 4 with another 9.875 and placed third on the bars with a 9.800 ... led the team on bars at Utah on Feb. 11 with a 9.875 ... posted a team-high on bars at the Salbasgeon Suites Invitational at Oregon State on Feb. 25 with a 9.850 and tied for first on the floor with a 9.900 ... tied for third on bars vs. Air Force/SPU on March 11 with a 9.825 and won the floor with a 9.875 ... was the top Husky finisher at the Pac-10 Championships on March 19 with a 9.850 and fifth-place finish on the floor ... posted a team-best 9.850 on floor at NCAA Regionals.

2010 (Junior): Scored a season-high placing second on the bars against No. 3 Utah on Jan. 29, with a 9.850 and scored a 38.275 her first time competing in the all-around ... tied her season-high on the bars with a 9.850 in a quad-meet, helping the Huskies defeat San Jose State and Sacramento state on Feb. 7 ... tied for the win on the floor against No. 25 Arizona State on Feb. 13 scoring 9.850, as well as scoring a season-high of 9.775 on the beam ... was the first Husky ever to score a 9.900 on the bars against Cal on Feb. 19 winning the event, as well as winning on the floor with a score of 9.825 ... scored a 9.875 on the bars against SPU on Feb. 26, placing her second in the event and just shy of her career-best at 9.900 ... tied for the win on the bars against No. 21 Arizona scoring a 9.850 on March 5 ... tied for second on the floor against No. 2 Oklahoma scoring a 9.875 which was a career-best as well as an annual high score for a Husky in 2010 ... tied for the win on the floor scoring a personal-best of 9.875 against SPU on March 19, and placed second on the bars scoring 9.850 ... Linton hit a career-high tying and season-best 9.825 on the beam at the Pac-10 Championships, as well as a 9.800 on bars and a 9.775 on floor to earn a pair of top-10 finishes ... tied for eighth overall on beam and tied for ninth on bars ... became UW's first NCAA Regional Champion since 2004 with a score of 9.900 on the floor and finished ninth in the all-around scoring a 38.975 ... finished tying for 21st with a 9.800 on the floor at the NCAA Championships ... was awarded Pac-10 All-Academic Second-Team with a GPA of 3.44.

2009 (Sophomore): Competed in 11 of the Huskies' 12 meets, including one as an all-arounder ... won three uneven bars titles and one beam title for Washington, finishing the season ranked 67th on bars ... tied her career-high mark on bars with a 9.875 against California and Illinois State on Feb. 1 ... tied her career-mark on bars again at the NCAA West Regional on April 4 ... set a new career-best on floor with a 9.800 against Stanford, SPU and Sac State on Jan. 16 ... went on to tie her career-best floor score three more times during the season, including at the NCAA West Regional on April 4 ... named to the All-Pac-10 All-Academic second team.

2008 (Freshman): Competed in all 13 meets for the Huskies, including nine as an all-arounder ... picked up 12 top-3 finishes during her rookie campaign, including four first-place showings ... won her first individual event titles against Cal, with victories on bars and beam ... set her career-high mark on beam against the Golden Bears with a 9.825 ... had her best meet of the season in the regular season home finale against Seattle Pacific, winning her second bars title with a career-high 9.875 and the all-around crown with her best collegiate score (38.950) ... finished in third place on the other three events to help the Huskies top the Falcons ... ended the season ranked No. 57 in the nation on bars.

PERSONAL
Daughter of Dana and Jim Linton ... has one brother, Jake, who played basketball at St. Martin's University ... graduated from Meadowdale High School ... was a member of the National Honor Society ... coached by Amy Linhardt and Igor Novosselov at Seattle Gymnastics ... a TOPS National team member in 1999 and 2000 ... four-time competitor at Junior Nationals (2002, 2003, 2006, 2007) ... placed 15th in the all-around and ninth on bars at the 2003 Junior Nationals in Colorado ... scored a 9.425 to take seventh place on beam at the 2007 Junior Nationals in Ohio.

Vault9.750 at SPU (March 21, 2008)
Bars 9.900 (3x) last at NCAA Regionals (April 2, 2011)
Beam9.825, four times, last vs. Arizona State (Feb. 27, 2009)
Floor Exercise 9.900 (2x) last at Oregon State (Feb. 25, 2011)
All Around 38.975 at NCAA Regionals (April 10, 2010)
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