Kirsten Pauga Athlete Profile

Kirsten Pauga

Kirsten Pauga
Position: All Around Height: 5-5 Roster Years: 2002-2005 Hometown: Lethbridge

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.

At BYU

2002 (freshman)...competed in two meets on the balance beam...participated in 2002 Exhibition on the beam and the floor. 2003 (sophomore)...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. 2004 (junior)...competed in every meet...set career highs twice of 9.975 on vault and 9.850 on floor.

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 in beam and eight in all-around at Canadian Nationals (1999-2000).

Stats

Date	Meet		 Vault		Bars		Beam		Floor		A-A
1/7 Cancun 9.825 -- -- 9.725 --
1/14 SUU 9.850 -- 8.050 8.300 --
Career High 9.975 9.800 9.875 9.850 39.375
Year Vault Bars Beam Floor All-Around
2002 -- -- 9.250 -- --
2003 9.950 9.800 9.875 9.850 39.375
2004 9.975 -- 9.800 9.850 --



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.

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.

2004 | Junior Year

competed in every meet...set career highs twice of 9.975 on vault and 9.850 on floor.