JUNIOR | 2013: Two-time USAG All-American...earned first-team honors on both the uneven bars and floor exercise...tied for second on the uneven bars (9.800) at the USAG Championships and finished ninth on the floor exercise (9.700)...earned all-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation honors on the uneven bars and all-around...recorded personal bests on every event...scored a career-best 9.800 on the uneven bars during four meets, including both days of the USAG national meet...first tallied that mark in back-to-back meets against Denver and UC Davis...also matched personal-best all-around total of 38.725 at the UC Davis meet...first recorded that all-around score in winning effort at the Air Force Triangular...scored a career-best 9.825 to tie for first on the floor exercise during the Falcons' victory over Seattle Pacific...that score matched the team's highest total of the season on that event...posted a career-high score of 9.725 on the vault during both the Air Force Quadrangular and MPSF Championships...added a career-high of 9.750 on the balance beam at the Burnsley Invitational...NCAA Regional participant in the all-around...finished 15th at the Columbus Regional with a combined score of 38.500...
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 working in the acquisitions field...served as Safety NCO, Flight NCO and Morale, Welfare and Recreations (MWR) Assistant Officer...named to the Athletic Director's List twice...earned jump wings in the summer of 2011...member of the "500 Club" for receiving a perfect score on the Physical Fitness Test...hobbies include hiking, anything outdoorsy and going out with friends to movies and dinner...served as an Obstacle Course cadre during the second session of Basic Cadet Training over the summer...also worked Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training (ESET) and took a philosophy class...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.