Rita Koenigbauer

Rita  Koenigbauer

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Ira Township, MI

High School:
Marine City

Height:
5-5

Event:
All-Around

Club Team:
Hunts Gymnastics

FRESHMAN | 2017: Named the MPSF Newcomer of the Week on Feb. 2 ... competed on the beam in all but the first four meets ... recorded a career-high score of 9.775 twice, including at Seattle Pacific in her first career action at Air Force ... scored a 9.650 on the beam at the USAG National Championships Qualifier.

HIGH SCHOOL | CLUB TEAM: 
Marine City High School ... valedictorian of graduating class ... received the Daughters of the American Revolution Award ... also earned the Madame Curie Society of Women Engineers Award ... served as president of the National Honor Society as a senior ... competed at the club level for Hunts Gymnastics Academy ... qualified to the Junior Olympic Eastern Nationals in 2014 ... finished second on the vault and third on the balance beam at the JO Eastern Nationals ... finished first on the vault, balance beam and all-around at the Region 5 Level 9 Regionals in 2014. 

PERSONAL: Daughter of Glenn Koenigbauer and Mary Jo Witanen ... has one older sister, Mikaila, who is a senior on the women's boxing team at Army West Point ... majoring in mechanical engineering with a minor in Portuguese ... future plans include becoming a pilot … completed Airmanship 490 Freefall Parachuting and expeditionary, survival and evasion training in the Summer of 2017 ... hobbies include reading and spending time with family and friends ... lived in Europe for three years during elementary school ... favorite event is the balance beam, because "it's all about control, focus, precision, and striving for perfection on each skill. There is no better feeling than perfectly sticking a skill on beam" ... member of Cadet Squadron 3.

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