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Gretchen Kittelberger
Position: All-Around
Height: 5'1"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Webster, N.Y.
High School: Webster Schroeder

2007: Emerged as all-around competitor by the end of the season and competing all-around in the last three meets...competed on balance beam and floor exercise in all 12 meets...received EAGL Scholar-Athlete of the Year award...received Most Improved Gymnast honor at team banquet...named to EAGL-Academic team

2006: Recovered from knee injury and competed in 11 meets on vault and uneven bars...also competed in six meets on balance beam...named to EAGL All-Academic team...received the ACC Community Service Award and the Intercollegiate Athletics Community Service Award... honored with Perseverance Award at team banquet.

2005: Started off the season competing on three events a meet...competed in all-around in two meets...scored a 9.70 or higher on vault in first four meets...posted 9.775 on floor and 9.70 on vault at Penn State, earning EAGL Rookie of the Week...suffered season-ending knee injury at George Washington on March 2...earned NACGC Academic All-American honors...named to EAGL All-Academic team.

Prior to Maryland: A member of Penev's Gymnastics in Rochester, NY since 1998... a Level 9 Eastern National JO Champion in the All-Around, Floor and Vault in 2001... qualified for Level 10 JO Regionals and Level 10 Nationals for three years... finished 11th overall on vault and 17th in the All-Around at Level 10 JO Nationals in 2003.

Personal: Daughter of Bryan and Beth Kittelberger... father, Bryan, graduated from Maryland in 1979 and was on the men's soccer team from 1975-78... mother, Beth, received her master's degree from Maryland in 1979... has one brother, Alex, and one sister, Allison... Valedictorian of 326-student class at Webster Schroeder High School in Webster, NY, finishing with a 98.7 average... majoring in Psychology.


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