Northern Illinois defeated Bowling Green in its 2013 MAC opener at Victor E. Court.
NIU Career Best:Vault - 9.875 (at Iowa State, 2-15-13)
2013: In the line-up in all 11 meets for the Huskies on vault and finished the season as NIU's top vaulter. Completed her freshman season averaging a 9.780 on vault. Earned a top four finish in eight of 11 meets. Scored a 9.8 or higher six times. Recorded the team's top mark on vault with her career best score of 9.875 against Iowa State (2-15), where she claimed the event title. Also won vault at Central Michigan (2-8) and Eastern Michigan (3-1) with 9.825s. Scored a 9.800 against both Bowling Green (1-19), where she took third place, and MAC foe Western Michigan (3-10). Also competed exhibition on floor exercise and balance beam against Illinois State (1-13).
Prep: Competed for Mat Trotters Gymnastics in Oklahoma City, Okla. as a USAG Level 10 gymnast for four years. Won the all-around at the 2011 Junior Olympic National Invitational with a career high of 37.025 and took second on vault with a 9.525. Finished fourth in the all-around at the 2012 Oklahoma Optional State Championships, where she won the vault title with a career-best 9.600 score. Also placed second on floor exercise at that meet. Second on vault at the 2012 Tim Rand Invitational with a score of 9.500. Took third on balance beam at the 2011 Oklahoma Optional State Championships with a prep career-best 9.500. Won the all-around title at the 2010 Metroplex Challenge with a score of 35.950. Missed part of the 2012 campaign due to injury. Awarded the 2012 Shannon Miller Award, given to the gymnast who displays outstanding achievement in the sport of gymnastics in the state of Oklahoma.
Personal: Birthday is August 6. Parents are Mary and Biff Olsen. She was an honor roll student throughout high school and member of the Native American club. Her mother was a four-year letterwinner in basketball at Oklahoma. Admires Shawn Johnson because of her leadership skills and work ethic.