Competed on balance beam in nine meets on the season and averaged 9.611 on the event Earned 9.725 in her Golden Gopher beam debut against Ohio State on Jan. 8 Posted another 9.725 beam score against Iowa on Jan. 15 On Jan. 22, she scored 9.650 on beam Against Air Force on Jan. 29, she posted 9.475 for the event Set her career-high of 9.750 on beam at Illinois on Feb. 5 Earned a score of 9.650 at the Best of Minnesota Meet on Feb. 12 Posted a score of 9.725 at home against Iowa State on Feb. 20 Posted 9.700 for her routine in the win over Cal State Fullerton on Feb. 25 Finished on beam with 9.100 against UCLA on Feb. 27 Made her first appearance on uneven bars in the meet against NC State on Mar. 12 where she posted a 7.850 score Finished the season ranked at No. 35 in the Big Ten Conference and No. 198 in the nation on the balance beam.
Trained at LaFleur's Gymnastics in Tampa A 2010 graduate of Keystone National High School Club coaches were Jeff LaFleur, a Minnesota gymnastics alum (1976), Amanda Stroud and Billy West A Junior Olympic Level 10 regional qualifier, where she placed ninth on beam and 13th on vault Also in 2009, she had top-three finishes on vault, bars and in the all around at the Daytona Beach Open At the 2009 National Judges Cup, she was first on bars, third on beam and fourth in the all around.
Successful in academics, compiling a 4.0 grade point average An International Honor Society Member The daughter of Ken and Lori Feeken Has a younger sister, Rachel Hobbies include ocean fishing, snorkeling and traveling Competes in equestrian events and has volunteered for the Bakas Equestrian Center's Horses for the Disabled program.
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