Katie Yamamura
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Palo Alto, Calif.

High School:
Gunn HS '09

Height:
5-1

Event:
AA

Major:
Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior

2013: NCAA CORVALLIS REGIONAL QUALIFIER, becoming first Aggie to qualify as an all-arounder in three separate seasons... MPSF GYMNAST OF THE YEAR for a second straight season... ALL-MPSF on all four events plus all-around for a second year... Led conference in RQS on vault (9.830) and all-around (39.015) while ranking 2nd on bars (9.805) and beam (9.780) plus 3rd on floor (9.780)... Note: all-conference RQSs are based on rankings entering conference meet... MPSF CHAMPION in the all-around, scoring 39.050 at the championship meet... Broke her own school record with 39.325 in home dual with San Jose State, then tied it two weeks later in home triangular with Sacramento State and Air Force... Scored 39 or better four times during the season, bringing her career total to 10... Three-time MPSF Gymnast of the Week: 2/19, 3/5 and 3/19... Scored 9.800 or better on vault seven times, including season-best 9.875 in back-to-back meets to end regular season... Notched career-best 9.900 on bars in home meet with SJSU, the first Aggie to hit that threshold since Lida Gehlen in 2008... Also hit 9.825 on bars on three other occasions... Stuck beam best of 9.825 at Air Force quad (with Mizzou and Texas Woman's)... Tied floor career high of 9.850 as part of both school-record all-around nights.

2012: NCAA SEATTLE REGIONAL QUALIFIER... CAPITAL ONE ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA SECOND TEAM... W.P. LINDLEY AWARD as school's outstanding scholar-athlete of the year... MPSF GYMNAST OF THE YEAR... ALL-MPSF on all four events plus all-around... MPSF CHAMPION on vault (9.800) and bars (9.725)... Led conference in RQS on vault (9.810), bars (9.80) and all-around (38.925), while ranking 4th on beam (9.705) and 3rd on floor (9.785)... Earned MPSF Gymnast of the Week six times, the last of which came after setting school all-around record of 39.225 at Sacramento State... Also tied her own vault mark of 9.900 and scored season-best 9.825 on floor in that meet... Broke Flora Bare's previous record of 39.200, set in 2003... Scored 39-plus on three other occasions: 39.125 in home meets on 1/27 and 2/10, plus 39.050 at Seattle Pacific... Remains only Aggie to break 39-point barrier more than once... Competed as all-arounder in all 12 meets for maximum 48 routines... Hit 11 of 12 for year on vault and bars, 10 of 12 on floor... Scored 9.800 or better on bars four times, peaking at 9.850 in road dual at SPU... Opened season with career-high 9.800 on beam at Arizona State... Named to MPSF and NACGC/W All-Academic teams.

2011: MPSF CHAMPION on vault, tying Jill Henrie's school record of 9.900 at conference meet... Sidelined by injury for more than a month... Appeared as an all-arounder at Cal State Fullerton, scoring 37.875... Returned to action on March 4, posting season-high 9.750 on bars... Followed that with 9.850 on vault, 9.725 on beam at Sacramento State... Earned All-Academic honors from both MPSF and NACGC/W.

2010: ALL-MPSF on vault (9.760), beam (9.710), floor (9.760) and all-around (38.505)... NCAA L.A. REGIONAL QUALIFIER in all-around, ranking 14th in West (38.615)... Only second UC Davis freshman gymnast to qualify for regionals, after Tanya Ho... Won MPSF Gymnast of the Week four times (1/12, 2/9, 3/16, 3/23)... Claimed one of team's four Outstanding Contributions awards... Became fifth Aggie and first freshman to crack 39-point barrier in all-around, scoring 39.100 in home triangular with Cal and Texas Woman's... Followed with 39.075 vs. Stanford... Only gymnast in school history to score 39-plus more than once... Scored 9.825 or better on vault on four occasions, including 9.850 in Cal/TWU meet and at West Regional (t8th)... Scored 9.825-plus four times on floor, all in the final six meets... Posted season-best 9.850 in Cal/TWU meet then delivered consecutive 9.825s vs. Stanford and at conference (T3rd)... Scored season-best bars of 9.700 in home dual vs. Seattle Pacific... Twice scored 9.775 on beam: at Air Force and at home vs. Stanford... Earned NACGC/W Academic award.

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Graduated from Henry M. Gunn HS in 2009... Competed for Airborne Gymnastics (Santa Clara, Calif.) for 10 years, including Level 10 from 2007-09... Qualified for Region I meet all three years at Level 10, finishing 6th in all-around in 2009... Advanced to Jr. Olympics national meet as a senior, placing 18th overall.

PERSONAL: Born in Torrance, Calif.... Majoring in neurobiology, physiology & behavior... Parents are Masao & Hiroko Yamamura... Older sister, Asami, graduated from UC Davis in 2009... Proudest personal accomplishment was qualifying for J.O. nationals.

Year-By-Year Averages/Highs

YearVaultBarsBeamFloorAll-Around

2010 Averages 9.700 9.481 9.498 9.696 38.371
2010 Highs 9.850 9.700 9.775 9.850 39.100

2011 Averages 9.683 9.513 9.363 9.683 37.875
2011 Highs 9.900 9.750 9.725 9.750 37.875

2012 Averages 9.744 9.608 9.388 9.681 38.421
2012 Highs 9.900 9.850 9.800 9.825 39.225

Career Highs 9.900 9.850 9.800 9.850 39.225