Spartans will travel to Penn State and compete in the first session on Saturday, March 22 at 12 p.m.
Junior Spartan receives first All-Big Ten recognition of her career.
2009: A Second Team All-Big Ten selection ... Ranked 29th nationally, 10th in the region and third in the Big Ten on balance beam ... Performed in all 13 meets, including competing in the all-around in 10 ... Notched a team-high 15 top-three finishes, including three first place, eight second place and four third place ... Has 57 career top-three finishes ... Recorded the team's top two all-around scores ... Registered four of the 10 top scores on beam ... Posted a season-high 9.850 floor exercise against Michigan, Illinois and Western Michigan (Jan. 9) ... Finished second on uneven bars and first on balance beam in a quad meet with Iowa, Illinois State and West Virginia (Jan. 17) ... Placed third in the all-around, second on the balance beam and third on the floor exercise at Penn State (Jan. 24) ... Tied her career-high on beam with a 9.925 at the Cat Classic (Feb. 27) ... Notched season-highs on bars with a 9.850 and in the all-around with a 39.275 at New Hampshire (March 15) ... Performed in the all-around at the Big Ten Championships, finishing 12th overall. She also posted a 9.800 on balance beam, tying for 12th overall (March 21) ... Posted season-highs on vault and floor exercise at the NCAA Central Regional, and tied for seventh overall on floor exercise and in the all-around (April 4).
2008: Named First Team All-Big Ten ... Competed in 11 meets for the Spartans, including participating in the all-around in eight ... Recorded a team-high 24 top-three finishes, including nine first-place ... Ranked 19th nationally on beam; Was ranked second on beam, eighth in the all-around and 16th on the floor in the Big Ten ... Dominated the competition at the season opener against Western Michigan (Jan. 11), winning the all-around (39.025), bars (9.750), beam (9.825) and floor (9.850) for her second career all-around title ... Won the all-around (39.150) for the second time vs. Pittsburgh (Jan. 19), also claiming the floor exercise title (9.775), placing second on the beam (9.850) and third on vault (9.800) ... Placed third on the floor (9.850), and fourth on both the vault (9.825) and beam (9.850) at Michigan (Jan. 26) ... Placed first on the beam for the second time this season (sixth of her career) vs. Maryland (Feb. 9) with a 9.900; Also tied for second on the vault (9.850) ... Finished second in the all-around at Illinois (Feb. 16) with a score of 38.800; Also tied for second on the beam (9.875) and third on the floor (9.775) ... Broke all five season-highs at LSU (Feb. 29), en route to a career-high 39.525 all-around score, second best in MSU history; Her second place beam score of 9.925 tied her career best ... Won the all-around title for the second time on the season in a tri-meet with Ball State and Western Michigan (March 2) with a 39.150; Also placed second on bars (9.800) and third on vault (9.825) ... Named Co-Big Ten Gymnast of the Week on March 4 ... Tied for third on bars (9.800) at Auburn (March 14) ... Placed first on beam (9.900) and tied for third on vault (9.825) against New Hampshire (March 9); It was her third beam title and ninth overall title on the season ... Voted Most Outstanding Gymnast.
Prior to Michigan State: 2005 Junior Olympic National Champion on beam ... Two-time Level 10 national qualifier (2005-06) ... Fourth on the bars and vault at the 2005 Nationals ... Eighth in the all-around at the 2006 National Championships ... 2006 State champion in the floor exercise ... Trained locally at Geddert's Twistars for coaches John and Kathryn Geddert ... Named a Region V all-star in 2005 ... Competed for USA Region V team in El Salvador ... Member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Born Feb. 22, 1988 in Bay City, Mich. ... Daughter of Ed and Debbie Curler ... Has a sister, Kelsey ... Majoring in interdisciplinary studies in social science with a focus in human resources.
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