2005-06 Team Co-Captain
JUNIOR (2005): April Pearson competed in both the floor exercise and uneven bars at the Panthers first meet in 2005 before a foot injury had her miss the remainder of the season...scored a season-high 9.5 on the floor exercise against Penn State and Illinois.
SOPHOMORE (2004): Pearson competed in all 12 meets as a sophomore, not missing a meet on the vault...also competed on the uneven bars twice and a total of eight times on the floor exercise...averaged 9.619 points on the vault, including a career-best 9.875 at the EAGL Championships in the Petersen Events Center...was among the team leaders on the floor with a 9.716 average score...posted a career-best 9.875 on the floor against Rutgers, Cornell and Brown on February 7.
FRESHMAN (2003): Pearson was a regular in the Panthers' starting bars lineup and also competed exhibition on the floor exercise in her first year...competed in all but one meet on bars and averaged 9.24 points in the event...achieved a season-best score of 9.7 at the EAGL Championships in Durham, N.H. (March 29)...also scored a 9.55 on bars on three occasions.
HIGH SCHOOL: Was a two-time national qualifier in 2000 and 2001...finished seventh on the floor exercise in Michigan in 2000...also qualified for the 2001 nationals in Oregon...placed first on the vault and the floor exercise at the 2001 Atlanta Crown...also placed first on floor at the Lady Luck meet and second at the Tampa Bay Spring Fest...placed first on floor and fourth in the all-around at the 2000 regionals and won every single event at the 1999 Atlanta Diamond Classic.
PERSONAL: Born April 17, 1984...daughter of Don and Yvette Pearson...has one sister and one brother...an applied developmental psychology major.