The meet will run from April 12-14 in Shreveport, La.
Three all-arounders and one event specialist were selected to the Columbus Regional.
Based on RQS, the five gymnasts combined for 11 all-MPSF honors.
Linnaea Hance paced the Falcons with three all-MPSF selections.
It is the sophomore's first conference award.
SOPHOMORE (2012): USAG All-American (second team) on the uneven bars...earned all-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation honors on the uneven bars and all-around...named MPSF Gymnast of the Week on Feb. 14...won the all-around with a career-best score of 38.500 at Alaska-Anchorage...also tied for the event title on the uneven bars at that meet...competed in the all-around during 11 team competitions...scored career-best marks on the uneven bars (9.775) and floor exercise (9.725) during the triangular meet with Western Michigan and Denver...first scored a 9.725 on the floor in the home meet with UC Davis...posted a career-high 9.700 on the balance beam at the Denver Triangular...tallied a personal-best 9.650 on the vault during the team finals of the USAG Championships...ranked second on the team on the uneven bars...also ranked third on the squad on the vault and floor exercise.
FRESHMAN (2011): Competed on the floor exercise and uneven bars for the Falcons....member of the floor rotation for the final 11 team competitions...posted a season-best 9.600 during the team finals at the USAG Championships......competed on the uneven bars in six meets, including the qualifying and championship rounds of the USAG Championships...scored a career-high 9.725 on that event during the first home meet with Eastern Michigan...won the uneven bars during season debut at Seattle Pacific and at home against Eastern Michigan.
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB TEAM: Texas Tech High School...graduated from high school a year early...graduated within the top 10% of class...competed at the club level for Individual Sports Solutions...coached by Larry McDonough...qualified to Junior Olympic Nationals.
PERSONAL: Full name is Claudia Katherine Hawthorne...goes by Katie...daughter of Joseph and Wende Hawthorne...has one younger sister, Natalie, and one younger brother, Philip...majoring in management and earning a minor in Portuguese...future plans include attending graduate school and then becoming an acquisitions officer...served as Safety NCO...has also served as Athletic Clerk...named to the Athletic Director's List every semester...earned jump wings in the summer of 2011...member of the "500 Club" for receiving a perfect score on the Physical Fitness Test...has accomplished that feat three consecutive times...spent the summer completing combat survival training, jump and global engagement...also took leave and traveled home to spend time with family and friends...hobbies include rock climbing, "just chillin" and going to dinner with friends...completed Operation Air Force at Hill AFB, Utah, over the summer...also spent three weeks at home and worked as cadre during Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training (ESET)...received an F-16 ride while at Hill AFB ("it was awesome!")...favorite event is the uneven bars, because "it is my best event and I like to swing and fly around the bars fast"...member of Cadet Squadron 27.