Maryland earns only perfect score of the evening
Terps score 58.48 for highest tumbling event score in history
Terrapins start holding full-team practices this week
At Maryland: Member of 2009 Cheersport championship team and NCA second place team...also on 2010 NCA National Grand Championship team and Cheersport runner-up team...named to ACC's Academic Honor Roll in 2010...in 2010-11, competed in the duo basket toss heat in all 10 meets...group earned an NCATA record score of 9.87 vs. Oregon (March 24)...also competed with the five-element stunt heat...that group posted a season-high score of 9.792 at Fairmont State (March 12) ...also competed in compulsory tumbling heat in all 10 meets...member of team that went 8-0 during the regular season and advanced to NCATA championship...served as captain in her senior year (2011-12)...that year, won an event national championship in the open toss heat...also competed in the 5-element stunt heat...member of team that went 8-1 during regular season and advanced to second straight NCATA championship in 2011-12.
Before Maryland: Cheered for World Cup for 12 years and was a member of Shooting Stars ... member of world champion teams in 2007 and 2008 ... team won over 6 national titles in 2007 and 2006 ... all-star team won states in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 served as captain of her all-star team in 2008 ... earned a scholarship award from World Cup in 2008 ... was on permanent honor roll in high school.
Personal: Karissa Eileen DePalma ... parents are George and Patricia DePalma ... has three older brothers: Dustin, David and Brett ...enjoys going to the beach because she lives 10 minutes away ... ... chose Maryland for its academic excellence and athletic program ... kinesiology major.