Maryland earns only perfect score of the evening
Kaufmann honored with NCATA Academic Award
Maryland will head to Fairmont State for regular season finale Friday
Terps score 58.48 for highest tumbling event score in history
Maryland scores 290.560 for best overall score in NCATA history
At Maryland: Two-time NCATA All-American (2011, 2012)...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 tumbling pass heat in all 10 meets...earned a season-high score of 9.17 vs. Fairmont State (Feb. 12)...also competed in the open basket toss and duo basket toss heats...open group earned a season-high score of 9.85 at Quinnipiac (March 26)...duo group earned NCATA record score of 9.87 vs. Oregon (March 24)...flew in the five-element stunt heat in all 10 meets...season-high score was a 9.792 at Fairmont State (March 12)...member of team that went 8-0 during the regular season and advanced to NCATA championship...in 2011-12, won event national championships in the 6-element acro and synchronized toss heats...also competed in the trio tumbling heat and pyramids event...member of team that went 8-1 during regular season and advanced to second straight NCATA championship in 2011-12.
Before Maryland: Cheered for Twisters F5 ... team won NCA Nationals and Cheersport Nationals in 2006 ... team was third at World Championships in 2006 and 2007 and was fourth in 2007 ... was a Maryland Distinguished Scholar (Honorable Mention) and member of National Honors Society.
Personal: Lauren Christine Shannon ... parents are William and Valerie Shannon ... has one sister, Kelly, and one brother, Max ... was a competitive gymnast before cheering ... chose Maryland to be on the competitive team and the academics ... kinesiology major.