Huskies Defeat Ball State with Strong Outings on Beam, Floor
Northern Illinois defeated Ball State, 192.925-191.125, to earn its first Mid-American Conference win of the season.
NIU Career Bests: Vault - 9.450 (vs. Kent State, 2-20-11); Uneven Bars - 9.725 (State of Illinois Classic, 3-12-11); Floor - 9.525 (3x, last at MAC Championships, 3-19-11).
2012: Competed in seven of 12 meets for the Huskie on the uneven parallel bars. Was in the line-up for floor exercise against UIC (1-8). Finished the season with five scores over 9.500 on the uneven parallel bars with a season high of 9.625 at Illinois State (3-4). Posted scores of 9.600 against MAC foe Ball State (2-4) and recorded a 9.525 against Western Michigan (1-22).
2011: Competed in every meet as a true freshman. Was in the line-up for every meet on uneven parallel bars, nine times on floor exercise, vaulted in six meets and went up on balance beam once as exhibition. Averaged a 9.540 on the uneven parallel bars in her best event with nine scores of 9.500 or higher. Scored 9.550 or higher on bars in five meets with a career best of 9.725 at the State of Illinois Classic (3-12). Took fifth place on bars against Bowling Green (1-23) with a 9.525. Posted a 9.700 on bars at UIC (3-1) and earned a 9.575 on the event in the season opener versus Kentucky and Illinois (1-8) and at Western Michigan (2-13). Earned a career-best 9.450 on vault versus Kent State (2-20) and went 9.425 on the event at Western Michigan. Had a career high in the vault with a score of 9.450 against Kent State (2-20). Achieved her career-high score of 9.525 on floor exercise in three meets - at Ball State (2-25), at Iowa (3-5) and at the MAC Championships (3-19). Also scored a 9.500 on bars at Iowa. Added to a solid day at Western Michigan with a 9.475 on floor exercise.
Prep: Competed at USAG Level 10 for two years for World Class Gymnastics in Belleville, Ill. As a sophomore, placed eighth in the all-around at the Level 9 Eastern National Championship. Moved up to Level 10 as a junior and took seventh place in the all-around at the NIT. Claimed the alternate spot on the national team for Region 5. As a senior, qualified for the Region 5 National Team. Finished 16th on bars with a 9.275. Placed eighth in both all-around and uneven parallel bars at regionals.
Personal: Born August 16, 1992 to Barbara and David Cimarolli in Belleville, Ill. Nutrition and Dietetics major. A Huskie Scholar who carries a GPA above 3.0.
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