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.
Buckeye Trio Garners All-Big Ten Honors