2001 Highlights: Placed second on the balance beam (9.85) and 11th in the all-around competition (38.775) at the NCAA South-Central Regional?broke the school-record in the all-around against Western Michigan (39.425) on February 24th?won the all-around competitions in six meets this season?set team-season highs on the uneven bars (9.9), vault (9.825) and the all-around (39.425)?recorded career-bests on the floor exercise (9.875, Western Michigan; Air Force; Ball State), uneven bars (9.9, UIC Triangular), vault (9.825, Western Michigan) and balance beam (9.9, Illinois).
2000 Highlights: One of two returning all-arounders for the Flames?set career highs in the vault (9.750, Texas Woman's University Quad Meet), uneven bars (9.800, Illinois Classic) and All-Around (38.800, Illinois Classic)?her all-around performance at the Illinois Classic was fifth overall at the competition?added a season-best 9.800 on the bars at the Illinois Classic?topped the Flames with a 9.600 on the uneven bars in the season-opener against Illinois?led UIC with a 38.500 in the all-around against Oklahoma.
1999 Highlights: Missed the final five meets of the regular season with a foot injury?competed on vault, bars, beam and floor in 1999?had her best meet of the season at home against Western Michigan with a second-place finish and career-high of 9.900 on the balance beam and scored a career-best on the floor exercise with a 9.825?set a season-high on the vault with a 9.500 in the Flames season opener against Bowling Green.
1998 Highlights: Competed in six meets as a freshman for the Flames?set her season and career-highs on the vault at home against Southeast Missouri State with a 9.575?scored a season and career-highs on the balance beam with a 9.675 at the Midwest Independent Championships?tallied a 9.575 on the balance beam at the National Invitational Tournament.
Personal/Prep: Took home a second-place finish at the United States Power Tumbling Championships and was named the Female Tumbler of the Year...claimed fifth place in the all-around competition at the USAG Level 10 California state championships?took home first place as an all-arounder at the Explosion Invitational in Idaho?was an alternate to the USAG Level 10 national team?took first-place at the California State Power Tumbling Championships while finishing second at the Regional Power Tumbling Championships?competed as a varsity diver at Lincoln High School for three years?born June 10, 1979?daughter of Ken and Karen Rubinger...majoring in communications.
2001 Highs Career Highs Vault 9.825 - 2/24/01 9.825 - 2/24/01 Balance Beam 9.900 - 2/16/01, 2/24/01 9.900 - three times Floor Exercise 9.875 - three times 9.875 - three times Uneven Bars 9.900 - 3/9/01 9.900 - 3/9/01 All-Around 39.425 - 2/24/01 UIC RECORD 39.425 - 2/24/01