Women's Gymnastics


Katie Wild
Katie Wild

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mendota Hts., Minn.

High School:
Cretin-Derham Hall

Height:
5-5

Event:
All-Around

Club:
TAGS South

AT ILLINOIS
2005 - Junior
Competed on beam and floor in all 13 meets...Placed third on floor against Denver with a score of 9.800...Hit 23 of 26 routines (.885), including 11 of 13 on beam and 12 of 13 on floor exercise...Won the team's Scholar-Athlete Award for the second-straight year...Academic All-Big Ten selection...Named a Scholastic All-American by the NACGC/W.

2004 - Sophomore
Competed in all 13 meets on both beam and floor...Hit 12 of 13 floor routines...Won two event titles on the season, both on beam, one at NIU in the season opener (9.750) and the other at the State of Illinois Classic (9.850)...Had eight top-three finishes...Set career-highs on both events, 9.850 on beam at the State of Illinois Classic and 9.875 on floor twice, vs. Michigan State and vs. Iowa State... Scored a 9.825 on beam at the Big Ten Championshps to finish in ninth place...Won the team's Scholar-Athlete Award for highest GPA during the year (4.0)...Academic All-Big Ten selection...Named a Scholastic All-American by the NACGC/W.

2003 - Freshman
Competed on bars, beam and floor the first four meets before missing time because of injury...Returned to compete on bars the final four meets of the season...Twice scored a 9.775 on bars to take third against Auburn, Ball State and NIU and fourth vs. Ohio State...Placed fourth on beam at Illinois State with a 9.800...Was fifth on floor at the four-team Bahama Breeze Invitational with a 9.825...Named a Scholastic All-American by the NACGC/W.

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB
2002 Region IV beam, floor and all-around champion...Placed 5th in the all-around at the 2002 J.O. Nationals and also placed second on beam...Finished ninth on floor at the 2001 J.O. Nationals...Coached by Bryon Hough and Mary Schermann.

PERSONAL
Daughter of Bill and Elizabeth Wild...Has one brother and three sisters...Member of the National Honor Society...Recieved the Excellence in Spanish award...President's List.

Katie's Career Highs
Bars: 9.775 (twice, last vs. OSU, 2/1/03)
Beam: 9.850 (at State of Illinois Classic, 3/13/04)
Floor: 9.875 (twice, last vs. Iowa State, 2/14/04)

Individual Titles:
Beam: 2

The Wild File
Nickname: Wild, K-Dubs
Favorite Sports Team: Minnesota Wild
Favorite Movie: Tommy Boy
Favorite TV Show: The O.C.
Favorite Musical Artist: U2, Coldplay, Kelly Clarkson
Favorite Food: Chocolate
Favorite Book: Harry Potter series
Favorite Actor/Actress: Will Ferrell/Reese Witherspoon
Worst Habit: Studying too much
Superstition: Knocking on wood
Age I started gymnastics: 5
My biggest sports thrill: Qualifying and competing at Regionals in 2004 and Pommie's (Cara Pomeroy) perfect 10!
Three words that describe me: Friendly, Calm, Studious
I can't go a day without: Flossing and Chocolate (or some sort of sweet)
My favorite quote: "The only way to enjoy anything in this life is to earn it first."~Ginger Rogers
What makes Illini gymnastics so unique?: Our incredible team spirit and unity

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