WASHINGTON 2013 (Freshman): Had a 9.775 on vault and a 9.725 on floor at NCAA Regionals ... posted a 9.825 on floor at Pac-12 Championships and also competed on vault ... set a new career-high mark of 9.850 on floor in the home finale ... had a 9.750 on vault ... at OSU posted a 9.775 on vault and a 9.750 on floor ... competed on vault and floor at ASU ... vaulted a new career-best 9.800 on vault vs. No. 6 Utah and was the lead off on floor ... posted a new career-best on vault at UCLA with a 9.750 ... also competed on floor ... set a new career-high on floor vs. Arizona (9.800) ... also competed on vault ... tied her season-high on vault at the Metroplex Challenge with a 9.700 ... also competed on floor ... had a career-high 9.700 on vault in the home opener ... was the first Husky on the floor at the meet posting a 9.675 ... posted a solid 9.700 on floor in her first career meet at Minnesota ... had a 9.650 on vault ... earned the Blonde Award at the team banquet from the seniors.
High School/Club: Attended Prescott High School, Prescott, Ariz. ... trained with Arizona Dreams ... named Gymnast of the Year and team captain ... in 2012 finished third in the all-around at the Arizona Grand Meet ... in 2011 she won three vault titles and a beam title ... in 2012 she won four vault titles, one bars title and one all-around title ... academically, at Prescott High School, she graduated a year early and in the top 10% of her class ... she was the Vice President of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, student body president and a member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Kiersten Shae Graber is from Prescott, Ariz. ...favorite event is floor ... plans to major in Communications ... her parents are Lisa and Wendell Graber.
Coach Joanne Bowers on Kiersten on Signing Day "We are thrilled to welcome Kiersten to our gymnastics family," said Bowers. "She is an amazing young woman, with high standards in every aspect of her life. She is a perfect fit for current team. Kiersten will help our program right away on vault and floor, but has potential to help us in the all-around with some additional training. With the addition of Kiersten, our 2012 class has the potential to be our best recruiting class yet."
Coach Bowers on Kiersten in Fall 2012 "She is one that will surprise a lot of people. She can dance and perform like nobody's business on floor and should be a crowd pleaser. She is also doing great on beam and vault so I think she will be one that really helps us her freshman year."
Graber's Career Bests
9.800 vs. Utah (Feb. 15, 2013)
9.850 vs. BYU/SPU (March 15, 2013)
Getting to Know Kiersten Favorite color: Pink "If I were an animal, I would be..." A bird Biggest celebrity crush: Zac Efron Favorite restaurant in Seattle: Ivar's Guilty pleasure: Major shopping addiction Favorite song: "Fix You" by Coldplay Best part of being a Husky: The amazing school spirit and camaraderie between our team Favorite movie: Tangled Favorite sport to watch Basketball Favorite season: Fall "If I could travel anywhere in the world I would go to..." Paris Zodiac sign and trait related to that sign Gemini - positive attitude Favorite thing to do in your spare time: Shop "Random fact people wouldn't know about me..." I want to try out for "So You Think You Can Dance" after college Music that gets you pumped up to compete: Chris Brown