As a Graduate Student (2015): Competed on bars in all 13 meets, vault in 10 meets and floor in nine meets…tied a school record and set a personal best 9.925 twice on bars: vs. #11 Minnesota (1/15), at WVU, Rutgers and #25 New Hampshire (2/22)…tallied a season-high 9.850 on floor twice: at Rutgers, Ursinus and Cornell (2/14), vs. George Washington, Towson, W&M (2/20)…tied for fifth on bars with a 9.900 at the Big Ten Championship (3/21)…tied for 12th on bars at the NCAA Regional (4/4)…scored a 9.900 or higher on bars four times this season…tied for fifth in the Big Ten on bars…tied for 29th nationally on bars…named to the All-Big Ten Second team…earned All-Big Ten Academic honors.
As a Senior (2014): Competed on bars, floor and vault in all 13 meets, beam in six meets and all-around in six meets … recorded a career-high of 9.900 on vault at New Hampshire (1/1) … posted a career-high mark of 9.875 on bars in four consecutive meets, most recently at the EAGL Championships (3/22) … earned a career-high of 9.900 on floor three times, most recently vs. West Virginia (3/16) … scored a career-high of 39.325 in the all-around against West Virginia … tied for first on bars with a 9.875 at the EAGL Championship … tied for tenth on floor with a 9.850 at the EAGL Championship … tied for 10th on vault with a 9.825 at the NCAA Regionals (4/5) … recorded a 9.700 or higher on bars in 12 meets … tallied a 9.800 or higher on floor in eight meets … earned EAGL Specialist of the Week honors in February… voted to the EAGL Bars First Team, Floor First Team and All-Around Second Team … named to the NACGC/W Scholastic All-America team … earned All-EAGL Scholastic team honors … recipient of the Maryland Athletics Community Service award.
As a Junior (2013): Tied for third in the EAGL on bars ... competed in five meets on vault and bars ... competed on beam in three meets ... matched season highs on vault and bars against NC State, New Hampshire and Towson (2/8) ... earned a personal-best 9.825 on vault at North Carolina (2/2) ... tallied a season-high 9.850 on bars against North Carolina (1/26) ... recorded a career-high 9.800 on beam vs. Rutgers with West Virginia (2/17).
As a Sophomore (2012): Competed on bars in all 13 meets including the EAGL Championships and NCAA Fayetteville Regional...named to the All-EAGL bars first team...earned EAGL Specialist of the Week honors for Jan. 11...led the squad with a 9.845 RQS on beam...scored a career-high 9.875 in back-to-back meets (3/3, 3/11)...named to the EAGL All-Academic team.
As a Freshman (2011): Did not compete...named to EAGL All-Academic Team.
Before Maryland: Competed at Daggetts Gymnastics in Agawam, Mass., for 11 years...won multiple state championship awards...four-time regional champion...Junior Olympic floor exercise champion in 2009...fourth place at Junior Olympics on vault in 2009 and fourth place on beam in 2010...four-year honor roll student.
Personal: Karen Tang...daughter of Jackie and Xueling Tang...first generation in her family to go to college...came to Maryland because it was close to home...also recruited by West Virginia, New Hampshire and North Carolina State...favorite advice is hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard...listens to music before every meet.
TANG'S CAREER HIGHS
Vault: 9.900 (at New Hampshire, 2/1/14)
Bars: 9.925 (2x, vs. #11 Minnesota, 1/15/15; at WVU, Rutgers, #25 New Hampshire, 2/22/15)
Beam: 9.800 (vs. Rutgers with West Virginia, 2/17/13)
Floor: 9.900 (three times: at New Hampshire, 2/1/14; vs. North Carolina, 2/21/14; vs. West Virginia, 3/16/14)
All-Around: 39.325 (vs. West Virginia, 3/16/14)