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Kristen Omori
Kristen Omori

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kirkland, Wash.

High School:
Juanita High School

Height:
5-4

Experience:
3V

Club Team:
Northwest Aerials

2009 (Senior): Competed in the vault in the first five meets of the season before suffering a career-ending knee injury... Recorded a season-high 9.775 on the vault at then-No. 2 Utah ... Named to the Pac-10 All-Academic first team.

2008 (Junior): Opened the season at Denver, but suffered an ankle sprain that sidelined her for the next two meets ... Returned to the Husky lineup on beam and floor against No. 8 UCLA ... Also stepped back into the vault rotation at the Chicago Style Invitational against UCLA, Stanford and Illinois ... Notched season-high marks on beam and floor at the quad meet ... Scored a season-high 9.8 on vault against second-ranked Utah, but suffered a season-ending ACL tear on her beam dismount later in the meet ... Earned second-team Pac-10 All-Academic honors for her work outside the gym ... Also named recognized with the Provost Award for Academic Excellence.

2007 (Sophomore): Recipient of the Huskies' academic award, Creating Winners in the Classroom for her work as an aquatic and fishery science major ... Also honored as an Academic All-Pac-10 selection ... Missed the season opener, but then competed on vault, beam and floor in all but one meet (she competed on vault and beam only against Utah State) ... Scored her season-high mark on vault at Minnesota with a 9.85 ... Won beam twice, first with a 9.8 versus Utah State, then with a career-high 9.85 at Seattle Pacific ... Also matched her career high on floor against the Falcons with a 9.875 ... Competed at the Pac-10 Championships and NCAA West Regional for the Huskies.

2006 (Freshman): Was selected as the Huskies' Freshman of the Year ... Scored 9.7 or higher in 30 of 37 routines ... Ranked in the top-20 in the Pac-10and top-100 nationally on vault, beam and floor ... Competed on all three events in every meet ... Scored a 9.8 or higher on vault in nine of 12 meets ... Made her collegiate debut on bars at Stanford to post her first all-around score, finishing third with a 37.925 ... Set a career-high on vault against the Cardinal with a 9.875 ... Placed third on beam with a season-high 9.8 at UCLA ... Won her first individual title on floor against California.

Personal: Daughter of Bob and Dori Omori ... Has two sisters, Marisa and Lindsey ... Attended Juanita High School ... Was a member of Honor Society, Spanish Club and Sophomore, Junior and Senior Cabinet ... Coached by Deni Maxwell and Guy Adsit at Northwest Aerials ... Competed in Chile in 2000 ... Was a Level 10 National Qualifier in 2004.

Vault 9.875 at Stanford (Feb. 24, 2006)
Beam 9.850 at SPU (March 23, 2007)
Floor 9.875, twice, last at SPU (March 23, 2007)
All Around 37.925 at Stanford (Feb. 24, 2006)

Getting to Know Kristen

Best UW class you've taken: Aquatic Ecological Research in Alaska (AERA)
Favorite color: Blue
"If I were an animal, I would be..." A sea star, so I could regenerate body parts when they get hurt
Biggest dream: To travel to every continent and state
Career aspiration: Marine biologist
Current cell phone ring-tone: Probaby the set one, but it's on vibrate
Funniest teammate: They're all funny
Best part of being a Husky: The great atmosphere and people
Favorite beverage: Fresh fruit smoothies
"If I could be awesome at any other sport, it would be..." Swimming
Favorite season: Summer... The summers here in Washington are the best!
Favorite holiday: Fourth of July or Christmas
I couldn't live without: My family or friends
Favorite thing to do in your spare time: Doing something outside if it's nice
Favorite dessert: Ice cream, chocolate, cookies, pies
Music that gets you pumped up to compete: In general, rock. But I always listen to "Hakuna Matata" and "Danger Zone" before a meet

Last Updated: April 20, 2009

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