Nittany Lions finished second at the University Park Regional to earn a berth at the NCAA Championships; Their 17th appearance in school history.
vs. Michigan and UNC
vs. Minn.,Towson,Kent St.
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).
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.
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."