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Kirsten Petzold
Position: All-Around
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Shelby Township, Mich.
High School: Eisenhower HS
Major: Undecided (3.15 GPA)
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Kirsten Petzold
Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
Release: 11/09/2012

2014: Competed on vault in all of the regular season meets... Scored a career high on vault (9.925) and floor (9.825) against Ball State (1/26)… Ranked No. 1 in the Mid-American Conference and No. 10 in the region on vault… currently holds the No. 33 national ranking on vault... placed and or tied for first on vault 6 times during the regular season... tied her 9.925 vault career high three seperate times this season against Ball State (1/26), Ohio State (2/23) and Rutgers (3/8)... named MAC Co-Specialist of the Week (1/28)... tied for third at MAC Championships on vault with a 9.825 (3/22). 

2013:  MAC Freshman of the Year candidate … ranked No. 2 in the MAC and No. 20 in the Central Region in the vault … recorded the highest score in the MAC in the vault in 2013 (tie, 9.900) … earned eight top three finishes in the vault, including three titles, and scored an 9.800 or above in the event in nine of 14 meets … won the vault title in her collegiate debut against UW-Eau Claire (1/5) … also captured vault titles versus New Hampshire (9.800) (1/11) and Alaska Anchorage (9.875) (3/7) … her season high score of 9.900 at the Illinois-Michigan Challenge (2/2) ranks 10th in program history … also competed in the balance beam four times and the floor exercise once.

Club/High School: Level 10 gymnast … competed for Olympia Gymnastics Academy … two-time Level 10 National qualifier (2011, 2012) … three-time Level 9 national qualifier (2007, 2008) … vault champion at 2012 National Invitational Tournament (NIT) …placed second in floor exercise at 2011 NIT… qualified for 2012 Nationals … chose CMU because “I really liked the atmosphere and the campus. I also liked how hard working and determined the team is.”

Season Highs by Year

Year   Vault   Bars   Beam   Floor   All-Around
2013   9.900   -   9.650   9.525   -
2014   9.925   -   -   9.825   -
Career   9.925   -   9.650   9.825   -