Buckeyes posted seventh-highest GPA in NCAA Division I
Buckeyes defeated North Carolina, 195.750-194.475, last Saturday
2011 (Junior): Did not compete ... named an Academic All-American and an OSU Scholar-Athlete.
Prior to Ohio State: Member of University of Bridgeport gymnastics team ...ECAC Conference all-around champion ... ECAC Conference Rookie of the Year in 2008 ... league and section all-around champion in 2007 and 2008 ...three-time high school team MVP ... senior Athlete of the Year in 2008 ... attended Maccabiah Games in Israel in 2005 and 2009 earned a team gold and silver medal.
Personal: Daughter of Cheri and James Der ... has one brother, Brandon ... favorite pastime is traveling ... lists her greatest sports thrill as winning nationals as a team at the University of Brockport for the first time in school's history ... after graduation she wants to start her own tourism company focusing on third world countries.