At Washington 2013 (Senior): Captain Award ... Team Event Specialist ... Honorable Mention All-Pac-12 Academic ... tied for eighth at NCAA Regionals with a team-best 9.825 on beam ... posted a 9.775 on floor ... tied for third at the Pac-12 Championships on beam with a season-high of 9.900 ... won session one beam title ... tied a season-high on floor with a 9.875 ... tied for first on beam capturing her first beam title of the year tying a season-high 9.850 on senior night ... set a new career-high on floor with a 9.875 and tied for third ... tied for fourth on beam at OSU with a 9.825 and posted a 9.700 on floor ... tied for fourth on beam at ASU with a 9.800 and had a 9.750 on floor ... competed on beam and floor vs. No. 6 Utah ... tied for third on beam at UCLA posting the top Husky score on the event with as season-high 9.850 ... also competed on floor ... posted season-high's in the upset over No. 12 Arizona on beam (9.825) and floor (9.825) ... tied a season-high on beam with a 9.775 in her home state of Texas in Fort Worth at the Metroplex Challenge ... also competed on floor ... won her first event title of the season on floor in the home opener with a 9.825 ... tied for second on beam in the season opener at Minnesota with a 9.775 ... was a great leader in the meet and nailed her floor routine ... named team co-captain.
2012 (Junior): Competed on beam and floor for most of the season ... was the anchor on beam ... had a season best 9.900 on beam at Cal on March 18 ... posted a season-high 9.825 on floor four times during the season, the last time at the Pac-12 Championships ... her 9.900 on beam was a team-best on the season ... won four individual titles on the year, all on beam: a 9.825 at Michigan State Jan. 6, a 9.875 at Arizona on Feb. 24, a 9.875 vs. ASU on March 2 and the 9.900 at Cal ... was the top Husky finisher on beam at the NCAA Regionals, tying for fifth with a 9.825 ... won the In Life Coaches Award at the team banquet ... was named one of three team event specialists on the year.
2011 (Sophomore): Had an outstanding sophomore season being one of the team leaders on the beam and also competing on vault and floor ... competed on beam in every meet on the year and competed on floor in all meets except the season-opener ... competed on the vault for the first time in her career vs. Oklahoma on Jan. 28 ... posted a career-high on the floor with a 9.850 vs. Michigan State on March 4, winning the event ... had a season-best 9.850 on beam at the Pac-10 Championships, tying for seventh ... won two beam titles on the year, vs. Cal on Jan. 21 (9.800) and at ASU on Feb. 18 (9.825) ... posted a team-high score on beam in the Quad Meet on Jan. 15 (9.800) placing second ... tied for second on the beam vs. Air Force and SPU on March 11 with a 9.725 ... finished third on beam and floor at SPU on Feb. 4 with a score of 9.800 on each event.
2010 (Freshman):Debuted for the Huskies as a freshman scoring an impressive 9.650 on the beam in the season-opener against Nebraska ... scored a 9.725 on the beam against Arizona State on Feb. 13 ... scored a season-high of 9.800 on the beam March 12 against No. 2 Oklahoma ... won her first-ever event title with an incredible 9.925 on beam March 19 against SPU which was also the highest score for a UW gymnast on the event since 2007 and a record for a UW freshman ... tied for 11th in the Regional Championships, scoring a 9.800 on the beam.
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB Attended Rowlett High School in Rowlett, Texas ... coached by Dave Marus and Jaycie Phelps at Metroplex Gymnastics in Allen, Texas for three years ... also competed for Kurt Thomas at Kurt Thomas Gym in Frisco, Texas for five years ... was named Metroplex's "Most Determined" gymnast in 2007, '08 and '09... named her school's Anatomy and Physiology Student of the Year in 2009.
PERSONAL Paige Alexandra Bixler ... born in Dallas, Texas ... parents are Lori and Mark Bixler ... has an older brother, Brad ... father was on the men's gymnastics team at Eastern Michigan University.
Coach Joanne Bowers on Paige:
"Paige was voted as one of our team captains this year as a senior and has worked very hard all summer and fall to upgrade her skills on beam and floor and should be one of our to performers on both events."
Bixler's Career Bests
9.050 vs. Oklahoma (Jan. 28, 2011)
9.925 vs. SPU (March 19, 2010)
9.875, 2x, last at Pac-12's (March 23, 2012)
Getting to Know Paige Favorite color: Coral "If I were an animal, I would be..." My mom's dog Biggest celebrity crush: Chace Crawford Favorite song: "Taste" by Josh Abbott Band Favorite restaurant in Seattle: The Crab Pot Zodiac sign and corresponding trait: Taurus; I'm very stubborn! Best part of being a Husky: Shellhouse! Favorite sport to watch: Baseball "If I could be awesome at any other sport, it would be..." Volleyball Favorite season: Summer "A random fact about me is..." I was homeschooled 6th-8th grade I couldn't live without... My family Favorite thing to do in your spare time: Be with friends, shop, nap Guilty pleasure: Homemade strawberry cheesecake Music that gets you pumped up to compete: Anything up-beat that we can dance to