Northern Illinois defeated Ball State, 192.925-191.125, to earn its first Mid-American Conference win of the season.
NIU Career Bests:Bars - 9.775 (at Western Michigan, 3-10-13)
2013: In the Huskies' starting line-up on bars in 10 of 11 meets this year. Scored a season and career-high 9.775 at Western Michigan. Earned a top four finish on bars with a 9.675 vs. Eastern Michigan to tie for fourth. Scored a 9.700 at Central Michigan. Had five scores of 9.600 or above on bars this season. Huskie Scholar (3.0-3.5) in NIU's Academic Excellence Program; Named to the Academic All-State Team.
2012: Competed in all 12 meets on the uneven parallel bars as a freshman. Scored her career high of 9.750 against Bowling Green (2-11) to take third place. Competed as an exhibition gymnast versus Illinois-Chicago (1-8). Scored above a 9.500 in 10 events to average a 9.585 on the uneven parallel bars.
Prep: Trained at Energym in Sycamore, Ill. where she competed at Level 10 her junior and senior years. Recorded 27 top 10 finishes as a Level 10 gymnast. As a senior, won the all-around competition at the Illinois state meet with a personal best score of 37.000. Earned her career-high scores of 9.475 on uneven parallel bars and 9.400 on balance beam at the state meet to place fifth and fourth, respectively. Advanced to USAG Region 5 Championships and took 11th in the all-around with a 36.525. Was 10th on bars and 12th on vault at that meet.
Personal: Daughter of James and Kathleen Johnson of Elburn, Illinois. Born in Geneva, Ill. Plans to major in psychology and become a lawyer. Admires Olympic champion Nastia Liukin. Honored as a Huskie Scholar for achieving a GPA above 3.0.