As a Junior in 2003: Competed primarily on vault and beam ... Recorded a 9.80 on beam and placed in a tie for 18th on vault in preliminary round of NCAA Championships ... Tied for fifth place on vault (9.85) and beam (9.875) at NCAA Regional Championships ... Unable compete at Pac-10 Championship due to injury ... Posted a career-high and the program's first perfect 10.00 on vault at San Jose State ... Set career-high marks on beam at Cal and against Oregon State, San Jose State, Seattle Pacific with a 9.925 ... Recorded a 9.875 or better on vault six times ... Placed first on vault at Denver (9.95), against Arizona State (9.90), at Arizona (9.95) and at San Jose State (10.00) ... Tallied three second-place finishes in consecutive meets on beam: at Denver (9.90), at Cal (9.925) and versus OSU, SJSU, SPU (9.925).
As a Sophomore in 2002: Registered a 9.900 on vault for a second place finish in the evening session of the NCAA Championships to advance to the national finals and was awarded First Team All-America honors for the first team in her collegiate career ... Earned a 9.7630 score on the vault finals to finish in eighth place overall ... Stanford's most consistent performer on vault in 2002 ... Posted the team's top score of the season against Florida on Feb. 15 with a 9.925 ... Recorded a score of 9.900 or better on vault five times this year ... Tied for eighth at the Pac-10 Championships on vault with a 9.900 mark ... Also competed on balance beam, registering a 9.850 against Arizona to finish in sixth place for her highest mark of the year ... Competed in every meet for the Cardinal this season.
As a Freshman in 2001: Redshirted the season.
Club/High School: Four-year member of the U.S. National Team (1996-2000) ... Has participated in 11 national competitions and three international meets ... Finished third on vault and 10th in the all-around at the 2000 U.S. Gymnastics Championships in St. Louis ... Qualified for the 2000 Olympic Trials, but did not compete due to injury ... Placed fourth in the all-around at the 2000 U.S. Classics ... Competed in the 1999 U.S. Classic ... Helped the U.S. team to titles at the 1998 Pacific Alliance Championships in Winnipeg, Canada and the 1998 International Team Championships in Knoxville, Tennessee ... 1997 U.S. National Beam Champion ... Won the beam at the 1997 U.S. National Championships, where she also placed fourth on floor, fifth on vault and eighth in the all-around ... Took third in the all-around at the 1997 U.S. Classic ... Member of the U.S. National Team that finished sixth in the 1997 World Gymnastics Championships in Lausanne, Switzerland ... Junior vault champion at the 1996 U.S Classic ... At the 1995 U.S. Classic, placed second on vault ... In 1994, finished second on beam at the U.S. Classic ... Won the Athletic Academic Award at Pen Argyl High School ... Recipient of the Top Five of Class Award ... Member of the National Honors Society.
Personal: Born August 6, 1981 ... Daughter of Amy and Brian Beck ... Sister Stacye was a member of the varsity crew team at UT-Austin ... Enjoys reading, hanging out with the team and traveling.
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Getting to Know Kendall Beck
What is your favorite class you've taken at Stanford? Exercise physiology.
What do you like most about the academic environment at Stanford?
There are so many people that want to help you.
What do you see yourself doing in 40 years?
Hopefully I will be a doctor (don't know which kind), with grown kids, probably getting ready to retire!
What would be your ideal career?
Anything where I would get to travel around the world...if not that, then a pediatrician.
What is your quirkiest study habit?
I never studied in the library until this year...I've decided I like it.
What is your best "get rich quick" plan?
Marry someone rich! (that's just the best one...I'm not saying I would actually do that!)