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Alaska
Richardson
Class: Sr.
Hometown: Dayton, Ohio
Height: 5-4
Sport: Gymnastics
Position: AA

Biography

One of the nation’s most talented and powerful floor workers … has potential to earn national rankings on vault and floor as a senior … will compete a new floor routine with upgraded passes … overcame adversity and emerged as one of the team’s strongest leaders as a junior … dedication to improvement has empowered her gymnastics … poised to compete on beam this year … makes gymnastics look easy … vault is one of the most dynamic in nation … explosive and exciting to watch … great personality that helps keep gym upbeat … known for showmanship on floor routines … teammates rely on her positivity in meet.

At West Virginia in 2012
• Competed on vault and floor in every meet and scored a career-best 254.25 points
• Career-best floor score of 9.9 was team’s top mark on apparatus all season
• All-EAGL First Team Vault and Floor
• Scored 9.8 or better on floor 10 times
• Hit for a season-high 9.875 on vault four times
• Dropped one score all season
• Reached the podium 12 times
• Two-time EAGL Specialist of the Week
• Opened season strong with a 9.825 showing on floor against No. 13 Penn State and Maryland (1/8)
• Tied for vault win against Rutgers (1/15) with 9.875 mark; also placed third on floor (9.775)
• Won floor at Bowling Green (1/21) with a 9.85 score
• Tied for first on vault (9.875) against George Washington and Towson (1/29)
• Tied for third on floor at No. 22 Michigan (2/3) with a team-best 9.8
• Finished second on vault (9.85) and floor (9.825) at New Hampshire (2/25)
• Won floor at the No. 19 Denver quad-meet (3/3) with a 9.875 routine
• Scored a career-best 9.9 and tied for floor win against No. 8 Arkansas (3/10); also paced team with second place, 9.875 vault
• Scored a team-best 9.85 on floor at No. 10 LSU (3/16) and finished third overall • Finished seventh on vault at the EAGL Championship (3/24) with a 9.85 score; also scored 9.8 on floor
• Anchored the vault lineup at the NCAA Auburn Regional Championships (4/7) with a season-high 9.875 showing, the meet’s third-best score and good enough for eighth place
• Floor RQS of 9.855 ranked No. 3 in EAGL and No. 9 in southeast region
• Vault RQS of 9.85 ranked No. 7 in EAGL and No. 15 in region
• Led team with a floor season average of 9.821
• Vault season average of 9.737
• EAGL All-Academic Team

At West Virginia in 2011
• Competed in 11 meets, four as a two-event specialist on vault and floor, and earned 145.125 points
• Scored 9.75 or better on vault seven times, including career-high 9.9 mark
• Made career floor debut in season opener and competed in lineup five times
• Set career-best mark and finished second overall on vault at Penn State quad (2/6) with 9.9 score
• Tied for second on vault at No. 15 Ohio State (2/12) with 9.875 score
• Placed fourth on vault in North Carolina win (2/26) with 9.8 score
• Placed fifth on vault at EAGL Championship (3/19) with 9.85 showing
• Vault RQS of 9.81 ranked No. 18 in southeast region

At West Virginia in 2010
• Contributed immediately on vault lineup and appeared in 10 meets, earning 97.025 points
• Vaulted below 9.725 only twice
• Showed potential in second career meet, tying for fourth place on vault at Pitt with Kent State (1/16) with meet’s second-best score of 9.75
• Finished third overall on vault against Ohio State (2/12) with 9.775 points, the meet’s second-best score
• Earned second third-place vault finish in three weeks and set then-career best mark with 9.8 effort against Bowling Green (3/6)
• Matched career-best vault mark of 9.8 and finished third overall against Bridgeport (3/19)
• Owned a 9.76 vault RQS and compiled a 9.703 season average
• EAGL All-Academic Team

Club Gymnastics
• Competed under Amibeth Hardy, Alan Powers and Missy Hart at Ohio Gymnastics Training Center
• Finished second in the all-around at the 2008 level 10 state championships
• Member of the 2007 and 2005 level 9 region 5 first-place national team
• Finished second on vault and 10th in all-around at the 2007 level 9 region 5 championships

Personal
• Daughter of Anthony Richardson and Johnnie Russell
• Has two brothers and five sisters
• Birthday is October 30
• Graduate of Dayton Christian High
• Enrolled in sport and exercise psychology
• Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

Alaska Richardson’s Career Highs
Vault 9.9 at Penn State with Pitt and Bridgeport 2/6/11
Floor 9.9 vs. Arkansas 3/10/12

Alaska Richardson’s Career Statistics
Year	Meets	AA	Total Points
2012	13	0	254.25
2011	11	0	145.125
2010	10	0	97.025
Totals	34	0	496.4 

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