On Gardner: Steady performer who has blossomed into a solid collegiate athlete.
2002: Co-captain … competed in all 11 of the Terps’ regular season meets and in the EAGL Championships on vault … competed on the floor exercise once … earned a season-high 9.750 on vault on Feb. 16 against Rhode Island … earned a 9.7 or higher on vault four times, including a 9.7 at the EAGL Championships … made the EAGL All-Academic Team for third straight year…three-time Academic All-American, Scholar Athlete Honor Roll and ACC Honor Roll.
2001: Competed in all 11 of Maryland’s regular season meets and both post-season meets … primarily competed on vault and beam, but competed on floor three times and in the all-around once … posted a career-high 9.9 on beam on Feb. 3 … earned a career- high 9.675 on floor on Feb. 3 … scored a career-high 9.775 on vault on March 11…named to the EAGL All-Academic team for the second consecutive year…received Academic All-American honors … named to Scholar Athlete Honor Roll and ACC Honor Roll.
2000: Competed in seven of the Terps’ 12 regular season meets and in the EAGL Championships … competed three times on vault and six times on beam … earned a then-career high 9.675 on vault at Michigan on Feb. 26 … earned a then-career high 9.825 on beam against Temple on March 10 … named to EAGL All-Academic team … Terp rookie of the year…named to Academic All-American team, Scholar Athlete Honor Roll and ACC Honor Roll.
Prior to Maryland: Set all Chelmsford High School records…captain in 1999…MVP for four years…MVC conference team member 1996-1999…Level 10 national competitor in 1999…three-time Boston Globe All-scholastic…high school All-American on beam, bars and all-around…at high school nationals placed fifth in the all-around, fifth on bars and third on beam.
Personal: Catherine Page Gardner … born May 29, 1981…daughter of Eileen and Thomas Gardner…was National Honor Society and French Honor Society member in high school…has one brother, Michael and one sister, Lauren …majoring in biology.
2002 Season Highs:
Vault - 9.75
Floor Exercise – 9.00
2001 Season Highs:
Vault – 9.775
Beam – 9.90
Vault - 9.775
Beam - 9.90
Floor Exercise – 9.675
TERP TALK WITH CATHERINE
Plans after graduation:
Take a year off and then apply to graduate school.
Personal goals for 2003:
To make the most of each day.
What will you bring to the 2003 team?
I hope to be a team player and help our team get to nationals this year.
What most excites you about Comcast?
I am excited to see the new facility full of cheering fans to help us on our way to nationals.