Senior will compete in her final regular-season meet in St. John Arena Saturday

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Senior Kristin Perchatsch returned to the OSU lineup for the 2010 season after proving to be a top-competitor for the Buckeyes last season. She was able to hit a season-high score of 9.675 on bars, as well as posting a season and career-best 9.750 on the floor. 

Through her senior season, Perchatsch has developed into a solid threat on beam. In her career, the Naperville, Ill., native has earned the Coaches Award and OSU Scholar-Athlete honors.

“Kristin has had to overcome obstacles during her first three seasons,” Carey Fagan, Ohio State head coach, said. “For her final year, Kristin’s biggest impact may be seen on floor and vault where the team is lacking some depth due to some offseason injuries to the team.”

On the serious side …
Athletically, what are your personal and team goals this season?
“To qualify to the NCAA championships or to win a Big Ten team title.”

How do you balance the pressure of athletics and academics?
“Staying on top of my school work and working ahead always makes me less stressed during competition season.”

Who has made the greatest influence on you as a student-athlete?
“My teammates.”

Now for some quick hits …
ickname: KP

My OSU roommate for 2009-10 is: Hillary Dow

My favorite home-cooked meal: Steak

Growing up, my wildest career ambition was: Animal trainer

Who would play you in a movie?: Kate Beckinsale

My favorite song to work-out to is: “What If” Plain White T’s

Favorite class I’ve taken at Ohio State: Any of my psychology classes

Best part about road meets: Bus rides

Coolest place I’ve competed at: California

Show I always DVR: Desperate Housewives

Top song on my MP3 player: “I Just Call you Mine” Martina McBride

I’m most proud of: Being a member of the Ohio State Women’s Gymnastics Team