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Kassidy Stauder
Kassidy Stauder

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Palmerton, Pa.

High School:
Palmerton Area

Height:
5-3

Event:
AA

Club Team:
Lehigh Valley Sports Academy


05/01/2014

Lions Cap Successful Season at No. 12 in National Polls

Penn State finished their season with a No. 12 ranking and their 17 trip to the NCAA Championships

04/27/2014

No. 12 Lions Handout Awards at Annual Banquet

Penn State grabs top-12 national finish after earning program's 17th trip to NCAA Championships

04/23/2014

School Record 65 Student-Athletes Earn Winter Academic All-Big Ten Accolades

Nittany Lions with 149 Academic All-Conference Honorees So Far in 2013-14

04/19/2014

No. 15 Nittany Lions Finish Season at NCAA Championships

Nittany Lions close out season with 194.825 in semifinal two at NCAA Championships

04/17/2014

Evening Session Awaits No. 15 Lions at NCAA Championships

Nittany Lions look to advance to their first Super Six in school history on Friday at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex

CAREER BESTS

Event Score Date Site/Opponent
All Around 39.475 3/8/14 at New Hampshire Quad
Vault 9.850 2/28/14 Bridgeport, W. Mich. & Yale
Uneven Bars 9.925 2/28/14 Bridgeport, W. Mich. & Yale
Balance Beam 9.950 3/8/14 at New Hampshire Quad
Floor Exercise 9.875 4/5/14 vs. UNH,Temple,Penn


2014 (Senior Year)
Competed in all 14 of the team's meets, including the NCAA Regional Championships and at the NCAA Championships...Made touches on the vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise...Competed in the all-around in 11 meets, including the NCAA Regional and at NCAA Championships...Named Academic All-Big Ten...Earned regular season All-American honors from the NACGCW on the balance beam...Garnered Big Ten Championships All-Tournament Team honors...Named first team All-Big Ten...Was named Big Ten Event Specialist of the Week on Jan. 6...Led the team on the uneven bars and balance beam...Ranked second on the team in the all-around...Ranked tied for fifth on the team on the vault and was sixth on the floor exercise...Owned the team's top four overall scores on both the uneven bars and balance beam...Claimed seven uneven bar titles and six balance beam crowns during the season...Won three all-around titles, including a career-best 39.475 at New Hampshire with Bridgeport and George Washington...Owned or was tied for the team lead on the uneven bars in all 14 meets and on the balance beam 10 times...Also led the team in the all-around in six meets...Scored 39.025 in the all-around at the NCAA Championships (4/18)...Tied for the team lead on the uneven bars at 9.750 at the NCAA Championships (4/18)...Also scored 9.725 on the vault and balance beam, along with a 9.825 on the floor exercise at the NCAA Championships (4/18)...Scored 39.425 to win the all-around vs. Bridgeport, Western Michigan and Yale (2/28)...Duplicated the 39.425 effort in the all-around at the Big Ten Championships (3/22)...Scored 39.400 in the all-around vs. Illinois (2/15)...Set a new career-high on the vault of 9.850 vs. Bridgeport, Western Michigan and Yale (2/28)...Won four straight uneven bars titles from Jan. 18 - Feb. 8 and claimed three straight from Feb. 22 - March 8...Scored a career-high 9.925 on the uneven bars to win the event vs. Bridgeport, Western Michigan and Yale (2/28)...Scored 9.900 three times on the season; at Big Ten Championships (3/22) and at No. 8 Michigan with Iowa and No. 13 Minnesota to tie for second in each meet, along with vs. No. 8 Nebraska (2/8) to tie for the event title...Claimed four straight balance beam titles from Jan. 18 - Feb. 8...Scored a career-best 9.950 to tie for 10th on the all-time PSU charts and win the event at New Hampshire with Bridgeport and George Washington (3/8)...Totaled 9.925 on the balance beam tie for the event title vs. No. 8 Nebraska (2/8)...Logged a 9.900 on the event to win the even vs. Cornell, Southeast Missouri and UIC (1/18) and finish second at No. 8 Michigan with Iowa and No. 13 Minnesota (3/15)...Also won the event at Ohio State (2/1; 9.875), at Michigan State (1/25; 9.875) and vs. Bridgeport, Western Michigan and Yale (2/28; 9.850)...Scored a new career-high of 9.875 on the floor exercise three times on the season; at NCAA Regional (4/5), Big Ten Championships (3/22) and vs. Illinois (2/15).

2013 (Junior Year)
Competed in all 12 of the team's meets and at the NCAA Regional Championships...Made touches on the vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise...Also competed in the all-around at two meets...Earned Academic All-Big Ten...Ranked second on the team on the balance beam, third in the all-around and tied for fifth on the uneven bars and floor exercise...Competed on the uneven bars (9.775), balance beam (9.775) and floor exercise (9.725) at the NCAA Regionals (4/6)...Finished tied for eighth on the balance beam with a score of 9.850 at the Big Ten Championships (3/23)...Also competed on the uneven bars (9.800) and on the floor exercise (9.750) at the Big Ten Championships (3/23)...Competed on the vault twice during the season; at Illinois (9.700; 3/2) and vs. Michigan State (9.675; 2/23)...Posted a season-best score of 9.850 to place second on the uneven bars vs. New Hampshire, Temple and Penn (3/9)...Scored 9.825 on the uneven bars vs. Kentucky...Notched a score of 9.800 on the uneven bars vs. Michigan State (3/23), at Michigan (2/16) and vs. Minnesota, Towson and Kent State (1/19)... Posted a career-high score to win the balance beam vs. Minnesota, Towson and Kent State (1/19)...Tallied a score of 9.875 on the balance beam vs. Kentucky (3/16)...Boasted a career-best showing on the floor exercise with a score of 9.850 twice on the season; vs. New Hampshire, Temple and Penn (3/9) and vs. Michigan State (2/23)...Scored 9.825 on the floor exercise at Michigan (2/16)...In the all-around, posted scores of 39.075 vs. Michigan State (2/23) and 39.000 at Illinois (3/2).

2012 (Sophomore Year) Competed in all 12 of the team's meets and at the NCAA Regional Championships...Made touches on the vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise....Also competed in the all-around in six meets...Competed on the uneven bars and balance beam in every meet...Set a career-high with a 9.775 score on the vault vs. West Virginia and Maryland (1/8)...Scored 9.750 on the vault vs. Michigan State, Cornell and Alabama (1/21)...Tallied a career-high of 9.875 on the uneven bars against Michigan and North Carolina (3/2)...Scored 9.825 on the uneven bars vs. Maryland (3/17) and at Pittsburgh (3/11)...Notched a career-best on the balance beam with a score of 9.900 at Iowa (2/3)...Scored 9.800 on the balance beam three times during the season; at NCAA Regionals (4/7), at Big Ten Championships (3/24) and at Minnesota (1/28)...Earned season-best scores of 9.775 on floor twice; vs. New Hampshire (1/15) and at Minnesota (1/28)...Posted a personal best score of 39.100 in the all-around at Iowa (2/3).


2011 (Freshman Year)
Competed in five of the team's 11 meets...Made touches on vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise...Scored a season-best 9.750 on vault vs. New Hampshire (1/22)...Posted a mark of 9.700 on the vault in a tri-meet at Florida with North Carolina State (2/6)...Earned a season-best 9.800 on uneven bars at West Virginia (3/12)...Posted a season-best score of 9.825 on balance beam vs. New Hampshire (1/22)...Notched a 9.725 on the balance beam twice; in a tri-meet at Florida with North Carolina State (2/6) and in a tri-meet at Michigan with Illinois (1/14)...Boasted a season-best 9.800 on the floor exercise vs. New Hampshire (1/22)...Scored a 9.750 on the floor exercise in a tri-meet at Florida with North Carolina State (2/6).

Gymnastics Background
Competed for the Lehigh Valley Sports Academy in Allentown, Pa...Was a four-year Level 10 Regional Qualifier...Was a three-time Junior Olympic National Qualifier...Was a 2007 Pre-Elite Qualifier...Won the 2009 Regional Championship on the uneven bars...Named to the National Society of High School Scholars...Graduated in the top 10 percent of her class at Palmerton Area High School.

Personal
Born Kassidy Taylor Stauder in Palmerton, Pa. on Sept. 4, 1992...Daughter of Kim and Bill Stauder...Has one brother, Kutty...Majoring in elementary education...Names reading, scrapbooking, baking, swimming and shopping as her hobbies, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, Carrie Underwood and Zac Brown Band as her favorite entertainers, the Philadelphia Eagles as her favorite professional sports team and Mary Lou Retton as her favorite athlete...Says Italian cuisine or anything homemade are her favorite foods, "Safe Haven" is her favorite book, "Dance Moms", "NCIS", "CSI" and TLC wedding shows are her favorite television shows, "The Notebook" is her favorite movie, Johnny Depp is s her favorite actor, Reese Witherspoon is her favorite actress and Rehoboth Beach, Del. is her favorite place to visit...Is a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Board and the Athletic Director's Leadership Institute at Penn State.

Why Penn State?
" It has always been my dream to be a Nittany Lion and as soon as I walked on campus I knew it was the place for me. I love the atmosphere and how the campus is laid out."

Coach Thompson on Stauder
"We expect Kassidy to fill the void left by last season's graduating seniors and continue to lead by example both in and out of the gym. She has been our rock-solid, lead-off person for the past three seasons and we know that we will be able to count on her calm consistency again and again. Kassidy has a great shot at being one of our top all-around performers this season and we look forward to coaching her during her senior season."
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