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Karen Nielsen Froerer Athlete Profile

Karen Nielsen Froerer

Karen Nielsen Froerer
Position: All Around Height: 5-1 Roster Years: 2000-2001 Hometown: Henderson, NV Last School: Green Valley High School


  • Parents are Howard and Janet Nielsen
  • Has three brothers and four sisters
  • Loved gymnastics since she was little, but couldn't start until 11 years old because there was no club where she lived
  • Honor roll student for two years at Green Valley High School
  • Majored in elementary education
  • Likes to sing

Before BYU

  • 1998 Region I beam champion in high school
  • 1998 Nevada sate all-around champion
  • 1998 Nevada state vault champion
  • 1998 Nevada state floor champion
  • State runner-up in beam
  • Coached by Jiani Wu and Yuejiu Li at Las Vegas Flyers Club
  • Level 10 all-around champion and beam champion


Career High:

Beam: 9.875 vs. USU, Utah 3/16/01, 3/23/01

2000 | Freshman Year

  • Competed on the beam in every meet in 2000 season
  • Scored a career-high of 9.825 on beam at Utah (2/4)

2001 | Sophomore Year

  • Competed on beam in every meet
  • Increased career-high beam score to 9.875, recording it twice against Utah State and Utah (3/16, 3/23)