Height: 5'1"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Naperville, Ill.
High School: Neuqua Valley


2008: Competed on vault during two meets ... posted a season-high vault score of 8.975 (vs. Texas Woman's, Denver & USAF, 1/27/08).

Before Maryland: A two-time Junior Olympic National qualifier ... trained at Arena Gymnastics in Joliet, Ill., under coach Dan Miller ... a tough competitor, almost forced to scratch from the 2006 Junior Olympic Nationals due to illness, placed 54th in the all-around and helped the Region V team secure a third place finish ... placed fifth in the all-around at the 2006 Region V Level 10 Regional Championships ... two-time state champion in Illinois.

Personal: Daughter of Jay and Rebecca Valbert ... has one sister, Lindsey (24) ... lists her favorite event as floor exercise ... in her spare time she likes to hang out with her family and friends ... an elementary education major.

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