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Caitlin Atkinson
Caitlin Atkinson

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Houston, Texas

High School:
Home schooled

Height:
5-0

Event:
AA

Club Team:
Cypress Academy

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Career Highs
Vault - 9.925 vs. Arkansas (2/8/13)
Bars - 9.900 (two times)
Beam - 9.900 vs. Maryland (3/1/13)
Floor - 9.950 vs. Maryland (3/1/13)
All-Around - 39.550 vs. LSU (2/22/13)

Awards and Honors
• 2013 First Team All-American (Vault)
• 2013 All-SEC Team
• 2013 SEC All-Freshman Team
• 2013 NCAA Nationals Qualifier (All-Around)
• SEC Gymnast of the Week (Feb. 26, 2013)
• SEC Freshman of the Week (Feb. 5, 2013)

2013: First Team All-American on vault...NCAA National Championship All-Around Qualifier ...Earned All-SEC honors... Competed all-around in all 14 meets...Scored a 9.875 on floor and vault, a 9.85 on beam, and a 39.05 in the all-around in her first meet against Cal.....Won all-around against Georgia with a 39.25...Earned back to back 9.9's on vault and bars against Mizzou and won the all-around with a 39.525, which placed her 10th nationally, fourth in the SEC, and sixth best in Auburn history...After the Mizzou meet, named SEC Freshman of the Week...Placed first all-around against Arkansas and earned her career best on vault with a 9.925...Tied career high on beam vs. Alabama with a 9.875...Had a career high on bars vs. LSU with a 9.9 and won all-around for the third time this season with a 39.55...Was named SEC Gymnast of the Week after LSU meet...After Maryland meet, had a career high mark scoring a 9.9 or better on every event, scored a career high on floor with a 9.95, and won the all-around with a 39.475, making it her fourth all-around title...Finished sixth all-around at Regionals with a 39.275...Earned 15 event titles throughout the season...2013 "Most Valuable Player"...Tied for fifth as the best vault scorer in Auburn with a 9.925...Tied for the second best scorer on floor in Auburn with a 9.95...Tied for third for the best scorer in Auburn in the all-around with a 39.55 ... Only competed two events at nationals after injury on bars...First All-American for Auburn since Julie Dwyer in 2008...First freshman to be named an All-American in program history

Prior to Auburn: Homeschooled in Houston, Texas ... Trained at Cypress Academy ... 2012 Junior Olympics National Beam Champion ... Competed in the 2008 Visa Championships.

Personal: Born in Houston, Texas... Daughter of Craig and Debra Atkinson... Has three siblings, Kristen, Josh and Holly ... Majoring in Exercise Science.

Miscellaneous: Nickname: Cait ... I chose Auburn because of: The beautiful campus and the team ... If I could compete in another sport at Auburn, it would be: Diving ... Most prized possession: Phone ... Favorite food: Pasta ... Biggest fears: Sharks ... My dream job: Own my own gym ... What motivates me: Achieving my goals ... Most memorable sports moment: 2008 Visa Championships ... Favorite Movie: Stick It ... Favorite TV shows: Big Brother and Pretty Little Liars... I can't live without my: Brothers, sisters, nephew and nieces ... My biggest influence: My parents and coaches ... Most famous person you have ever met: Mary Lou Retton ... Favorite Auburn tradition: Rolling Toomer's Corner.