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  Kristina Baskett
Kristina Baskett

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Normandy Park, Wash.

High School:
Mt. Rainier HS

Height:
5-1

Event:
All-Around

Birthdate:
06/05/1987

Experience:
4VL

Club:
Puget Sound Gymnastics


UTAH:Finished her career as a 12-time All-American ... seven NCAA medals included the 2006 NCAA uneven bar championship, two silver medals (2008 vault, 2009 all-around) and four bronze medals (2008 all-around, 2009 vault, 2009 bars, 2009 beam) ... 88 career victories ranks fourth all-time at Utah ... hit 216-232 of her career routines ... two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American (2009 first team, 2008 second team) ... three-time recipient of the Dahl Award, which is given to the Utah gymnast who most distinguishes herself academically and athletically.

2009-NCAA all-around runner-up and bronze medalist on vault, bars and beam ... won the all-around (39.600) in Utah's preliminary session of the NCAA Championships before taking second overall ... also had the best score of the night on bars (9.90) and beam (9.90) on day one of the NCAA's ... five-time All-American won first-team honors in the all-around (2nd) and on vault (3rd), bars (3rd) and beam (3rd) ... second-team All-American on floor ... West Region champion in the all-around, vault and floor (runner-up on bars) ... season-best 39.675 all-around score three times (tied for the ninth-best score in school history) ... 39 scores of 9.90 or better ... team MVP led Utah with 35 wins--the fourth-best single-season mark in school history ... hit 57-59 routines, including all 11 routines at nationals ... first-team ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-American (at-large team) ... Mountain West Conference Scholar-Athlete made the Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

2008-First-team All-American in the all-around (3rd), on vault (2nd), bars (6th) and floor (DNF/injured ankle in finals) ... scored 39.525 and 39.450 in two days of NCAA all-around competition ... posted the highest score in NCAA Championships preliminary competition on vault (9.95) and bars (9.95) ... NCAA North Central Region vault champion and all-around runner-up ... season-best 39.65 all-around score at UCLA on Feb. 24 ... 9.975 career-high on bars tied for the best score in the nation in 2008 ... second on the team in victories with 14 (10 on bars) ... hit 58-60 routines ... CoSIDA Academic All-American (second-team at-large) .... NACGC Scholastic All-American and Mountain West Conference Scholar-Athlete ... won Utah's Dahl Award for academic and athletic success ... made Utah's Athletics Academic Honor Roll.

2007-First-team All-American on the uneven bars (placed fourth) ... 9.925 was the best bar score on the first day of the NCAA Championships ... NCAA West Region vault co-champion and all-around runner-up ... career-best 39.70 all-around score at Utah State on Feb. 9 ... tied her career high on vault with a 9.975 against Arizona State ... second on the team in victories with 21 ... hit 51-59 routines... named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District At-Large second team ... won Utah's Dahl Award for academic and athletic success ... made the Dean's List and Athletics Academic Honor Roll.

2006-NCAA uneven bar co-champion and first-team All-American ... earned second-team All-America honors on vault ... 9.90 bar score on the first day of NCAA Championships competition led both sessions ... 9.95 vault score in the Super Six tied for second ... won her collegiate all-around debut against Nebraska on Jan. 20, scoring a 39.325 ... season-best 39.40 all-around score vs. Georgia ... 18 victories was second-most on the team ... hit 50-54 routines ... won Utah's Dahl Award for academic and athletic success ... NACGC Scholastic All-American and Mountain West Conference Scholar-Athlete ... made the Dean's List and the Athletics Director's Honor Roll.

PRIOR TO UTAH: All-around, vault and floor champion at the 2005 USA Junior Olympic Championships ... qualified for the 2003 USA Championships ... took 18th in the all-around at the 2002 USA Championships ... placed fourth on vault at the 2004 U.S. Classic ... won the all-around competition at the 1999 Copa International in Monterey, Mexico, and the 2002 Costa Rica International ... trained at Puget Sound Gymnastics under coaches Brad Loan and Candyce Chittinden ... graduated from Mt. Rainier High School.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Jean and Randy Baskett (pronounced bass-KETT) ... father is a pilot for United Airlines ... one brother (Ricky) ... career goal is to become a professional photographer ... photographs were displayed at the Gaylord National in Washington, D.C., during the 2009 NCAA convention as one of 12 student-athlete winners in an NCAA-sponsored art contest ... photos were also featured in the NCAA publication Champion ... communication (electronic journalism) major ... full name is Kristina Marie Baskett ... born June 5, 1987.

Baskett's Career Highs
A-A	39.70 vs. Utah State, Feb. 9, 2007
Vault	9.975 vs. Brigham Young, Feb. 24, 2006
	9.975 vs. Arizona State, Mar. 23, 2007
	9.975 vs. Utah State/SUU, Feb. 22, 2008
Bars	9.975 vs. Brigham Young, Mar. 28, 2008
Beam	9.900 eight times (twice at the 2009 NCAA Championships)
Floor	9.950 vs. Brigham Young, Mar. 20, 2009
	9.950 at NCAA Regional, Apr. 4, 2009
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