Jones, Kreager, Nogaki, Suzuki make MPSF academic honor roll
2017 TEAM CAPTAIN2016: NCAA SALT LAKE REGIONAL QUALIFIER on vault... First Aggie to compete in three straight NCAA Div. I postseasons (Cheryl Sidel qualified from 1992-94, but did not attend the meet as a senior)... ALL-MPSF FIRST TEAM on vault for the third straight year, ranking 5th (9.815) entering the conference meet... ALL-MPSF FIRST TEAM on balance beam, tying for 2nd (9.845) with teammate Alexis Brown... Lost tiebreaker to Brown for NCAA Regional at-large berth on beam but snared her second straight vault qualification... Scored 9.8 or better on vault seven times, including season-high 9.875 vs. Alaska Anchorage (Feb. 28)... That vault would have been worth 9.925 under the pre-2016 rules but the new Code of Points lowered the start value of her Yurchenko full by .05 this season... Twice garnered MPSF Specialist of the Week (Jan. 19, Feb. 16)... Hit 9.8 or higher on beam on seven occasions, peaking with 9.875 in back-to-back meets at Seattle Pacific (Feb. 12) and Southern Utah (Feb. 19)... That score enters a sizable tie for 5th on school beam list... MPSF All-Academic and NACGC/W Academic Award winner... One of four winners of team's Outstanding Contribution Awards.
2015: ALL-MPSF on vault, tying teammate Tiana Montell for conference lead (9.850) heading into conference championships... NCAA QUALIFIER on vault, ranking 15th in West (9.860)... Tied own school record two more times with back-to-back 9.900s in home duals against George Washington (Feb. 8) and Seattle Pacific (Feb. 13)... Added road-best 9.875 at San Jose State (Feb. 20) plus three 9.850s down stretch of regular season... MPSF runner-up on vault with 9.850... Also made beam lineup eight times, floor lineup three times... Scored 9.725 on beam and season-high 9.750 on floor at Sac State (Jan. 23)... Hit season-best 9.800 in NorCal Classic opener (Jan. 4)... Won MPSF Specialist of the Week accolades on Feb. 17 and Mar. 10... Claimed one of team's four Outstanding Contribution Awards... Earned All-Academic from both MPSF and NACGC/W.
2014: ALL-MPSF on vault, compiling 9.780 RQS... Earned MPSF Newcomer of the Week honors on Jan. 28 and Feb. 11... The first was for tying the school vault record of 9.900, joining her in Aggie annals with Katie Yamamura (2011 & 2012), Flora Bare (2003) and Jill Henrie (1993)... Also hit scores of 9.825 at San Jose State (Feb. 7) and at Sacramento State with Alaska Anchorage (Feb. 16)... Earned MPSF All-Academic accolades.
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Graduated from Villa Park HS in 2012... Competed for Gym-Max (Costa Mesa) before moving to Wildfire Gymnastics (Tustin) in 2011... Junior Olympics NIT qualifier in 2011... Made Region 1 Level 10 meet in final season at Gym-Max... Won vault title and finished 3rd in all-around at first state meet as a Wildfire team member... Went on to place 3rd on vault, 5th on bars, 8th in all-around at Region 1 meet before advancing to NIT that year... Trained alongside 2012 Olympians Kyla Ross and McKayla Maroney at Gym-Max.
PERSONAL: Born in Orange, Calif.... Majoring in human development... Parents are Mark and Sheri Nogaki... Middle child of three, along with Bryan (24) and Kristen (20)... Kristen was also a gymnastics standout at Wildfire, now competes at Michigan.