Heather Kaufman
Heather  Kaufman


Austin, TX

High School:


"I am proud to be a GW gymnast! My team is my family away from home. We are there for each other in gym, school, and in everyday life. We encourage and support each other, challenge each other, and push one another to strive for excellence. The lessons I have learned from my teammates and coaches are lessons that will help me in my future and will carry me through life."

AT GW: Was one of three Colonials to represent GW at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships ... finished 19th in the All-Around with a score of 37.775 ... posted a season high of 9.85 on floor at the season-opening Cancun Classic on 1/7/05 ... also scored a season-high 38.15 in the all-around in Cancun ... one of just two all-around performers for GW as a sophomore for the second consecutive year ... recorded career-best 9.850 on beam at the Nation's Capital Cup on 3/6/04 ... that performance ranks T-18th on GW's all-time list ... posted all-around 38.300 to help Colonials finish runner-up at Kent State with Bowling Green on 2/20/04 ... competed in every event as a freshman and was one of only two all-arounders ... set a career high and then-school record with a 9.900 on vault at the Atlantic 10 Invitational on 3/29/03 ... established a career high with a 9.875 on the floor exercise, which ranks T-15th in school history, versus Maryland on 3/12/03 ... set a career high of 9.725 on bars versus Maryland on 3/12/03 ... established a career high in the all-around of 39.050 at Maryland on 3/8/03, which moved her into ninth place all-time.

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Qualified for Junior Olympic Nationals four consecutive years ... participated in Pan-American Maccabi Games in Mexico and World Maccabi Games in Israel ... 2002 and 1999 Capital Gymnastics Gymnast of the Year ... National Honor Society and National Foreign Language Honor Society member.

PERSONAL: Born November 12, 1983 in Little Rock, AR ... daughter of Chuck and Jennifer Kaufman ... has one brother, Brian (19) ... exercise science major ... plans to pursue a career in Sports Management upon graduation.

Vault: 9.900
Bars: 9.775
Beam: 9.850
Floor: 9.875
AA: 39.050

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