Kelly Kramer
Kelly Kramer

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Wayzata, MN

High School:
Benilde-St. Margaret's

Height:
5-3

Club:
North Shore


NIU Career Bests: Beam - 9.600; Floor - 9.850; Vault - 9.925.

2006: Named an Academic All-American by the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches. Competed in two meets on the vault, four on floor exercise and five times overall on beam, including three exhibition runs. Scored 9.600 in both of her vault outings, at State Classic (3-18) and MAC Championships (3-25). Also earned a season-high 9.550 on the beam at the State Championships and averaged a 9.425 in her two official outings. Contributed scores of 9.300 on beam at MAC Championships and versus Michigan State (3-5). Season high floor exercise score of 9.500 came at the Nebraska Masters Classic (2-26). One week later, earned a mark of 9.400 versus MSU.

2005: Saw action in 12 meets in the vault and floor exercise and competed in the beam in the first five outings of the season. Won both the vault and the floor exercise competitions versus Bowling Green (2-6) with season high marks of 9.800 in each event. Averaged a score of 9.633 in the floor exercise and scored 9.700 or above seven times. Opened the season with a 9.750 on floor versus UIC (1-9). On vault, averaged 9.571 on the year while scoring a 9.625 or more in eight meets. Notched a mark of 9.775 to claim fifth in the vault at the State of Illinois Classic (3-19). Competed on the balance beam in the first five meets of the season, posting a season-high score of 9.100 at the Fox Run Invitational (2-12) versus Michigan, Michigan State and New Hampshire. Named to the Academic All-MAC Gymnastics team.

2004: Took second place on the vault at the MAC Championships (3-19), and tied the NIU school record, with a mark of 9.925. Helped NIU to a team vault score of 48.950 to set a new school record on the event. Advanced to NCAA South Central Regional in the vault as a freshman where she posted a score of 9.800. Obtained a mark of 9.800 or above on the vault in each the last six meets of the year, including the MACs and NCAAs. Season average on vault in 10 meets was 9.742. Earned consistent scores in the floor exercise with six of eight marks at 9.650 or above. Top floor score was 9.850 versus Bowling Green (2-29) and at the MAC Championships (3-19). Averaged a 9.734 on the floor exercise in eight meets. On the beam, recorded a 9.600 versus Eastern Michigan (1-17) for her season high. Earned marks of 9.550 versus Illinois State (2-7) and at MAC Championships. Prep: Captured the state all-around title in 1999 and 2001 and competed at the Level 9 Western Championships in 2001 while competing for North Shore Gymnastics. Qualified for the USA Gymnastics regional championship meets five times. Won the Level 9 state title on the vault her sophomore year and placed second as a senior. Also as a sophomore, was fourth in the all-around, third on the floor and third on the bars. Her freshman year, was 13th in the all-around and 10th in the vault.

Personal: A marketing major. Born May 16, 1985. Daughter of Georgayn and Charles Kramer. A six-time member of the NIU Dean's List who has received the Illinois Scholastic All-State Academic Award three times.