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Kirsten Pauga Athlete Profile

Kirsten Pauga

Kirsten Pauga
Position: All Around Height: 5-5 Roster Years: 2002-2005 Hometown: Lethbridge Last School: Lethbridge Collegiate Institute



Academic All-America

  • 2005 Academic All-American
  • 2004 Academic All-American
  • 2003 Academic All-American
  • 2002 Academic All-American

Personal

  • Parents are Tony and Roberta Pauga
  • Two older sisters, Cassie and Denice, competed for the BYU women's gymnastics team
  • Began gymnastics after she saw her sisters competing
  • Awarded the Rutherford Scholarship and was an honors student grades 10-12
  • Also competed in track and field, played in the band and sang in choir

Before BYU

  • Coached by Dan Niehaus and George Baranyi
  • Attended Lethbridge Collegiate Institute
  • Member of the Alberta National Team six times
  • Won the athlete achievement award (1996-1997)
  • Took first place in beam at the Western Canadian Championships 2000-2001
  • Provincial Champion
  • Second place on beam and eight in all-around at Canadian Nationals (1999-2000)

Stats

Career Highs:

Vault: 9.975 3/12/04
Bars: 9.800 3/28/03
Beam: 9.875 2/14/03
Floor: 9.850 2/6/04, 2/13/04, 2/26/05
All-Around: 39.375 3/28/03


2002 | Freshman Year

  • Competed in two meets on the balance beam
  • Filled in for Brooke Craig against Utah and scored a career-high 9.250
  • Participated in 2002 Exhibition on the beam and the floor
  • Academic All-American

2003 | Sophomore Year

  • Competed for the Cougars in the all-around competition
  • Received a 9.950 on the vault against SUU
  • Scored a 39.375 in the all-around against Utah
  • Academic All-American

2004 | Junior Year

  • Competed in every meet
  • Set a career-high 9.975 on vault against Utah State (3/12)
  • Posted a career-high 9.850 on floor twice, once in the Cat Classic (2/6) and against Utah State (2/13) 
  • Academic All-American

2005 | Senior Year

  • Competed in every meet on vault
  • Competed in 13 meets on floor
  • Recorded a season-high 9.925 on vault against Utah (3/26)
  • Tied previous career-high of 9.850 on floor against Boise State (2/26)
  • Academic All-American