"I am proud to be a Colonial gymnast because I know I am part of something much bigger than myself. To be a Colonial, one needs the heart and drive to always do one's best and succeed. We never give up, and we never stop fighting. It is a privilege to be part of such a prestigious group full of dedicated athletes. I am committed to my sport and my team, and will always give it my all."
2012 as a freshman: Did not compete ... named to EAGL All-Academic Team.
Career Highs: Vault: 9.550, Bars: --, Beam: 9.775, Floor: --, AA: --
High School/Club: Member of Sectional Championship team for four consecutive years at New Hartford High School under head coach Danielle McQuery ... member of National Honor Society ... competed with Valley Gymnastics (club) for 14 years.
Personal: Born Kaija Elizabeth Aploks on 8/15/93 in New Hartford, NY ... daughter of Dana Zacharewicz and Bruno Aploks ... has older brother Krist and younger sister Stasia ... intended major is international business ... aspires to attend law school and become corporate lawyer.