As a Junior in 2001: Competed primarily on the balance beam during the season, along with two performances on bars … Posted a season high score of 9.900 on beam against Minnesota on Feb. 2 … Named to the Pac-10 Second Team All-Academic squad … Her 9.800 on beam helped Stanford defeat Pac-10 rival UCLA at home on Jan.19 … Recorded a 9.860 on the beam in the Cardinal's victory against Oregon State … Notched a 9.750 in Stanford's victory at BYU on Mar. 10 … Placed 17th at the Pac-10 Championships with a score of 9.800 on beam, as the Cardinal captured the conference title … Tied for second place on the beam with a 9.900 score at NCAA Regionals … Scored a 9.325 on the beam at the NCAA Championships.
As a Sophomore in 2000: Enjoyed one of the best seasons ever by a Stanford gymnast on the balance beam … Bronze medalist on the balance beam at the NCAA Championships with a score of 9.863 … Named a First Team All-American… NCAA Region I Co-Champion on the beam with a 9.925 mark … Competed in all 11 meets, including in the all-around eight times … Finished second in the all-around twice, and third twice … Placed in the top three in individual events five times … Established career-highs in three events … Was the top Stanford finisher on the beam against UCLA, placing fourth with a 9.775 mark … Helped the Cardinal to a victory at Boise State on Feb. 13 with three top-three finishes and two personal records … Against the Broncos, placed second on bars (9.9), third on beam (9.875), and second in the all-around with a career-high 39.4 mark … Also set a career-best with a 9.875 score on floor … Took second in three events in a victory over California on Feb. 18: bars (9.875), beam (9.8) and all-around (39.15) … Won the beam at Oregon State on Feb. 25 with a 9.9 mark … Tied for first on beam against Penn State (9.925), and placed third in the all-around with a 38.95.
As a Freshman in 1999: Tied as the NCAA Regional Champion on the balance beam with a score of 9.875 … Named Stanford’s "Most Improved Gymnast" … Posted a career-high 9.925 in the beam at Massachusetts, which put her at third on the Cardinal’s all-time high performance list … Won three individual titles on the balance beam during the regular season … Competed in all four events, posting high marks of 9.925 on bars, 9.85 on the floor and 38.775 in the all-around.
Herbert Year-by-Year High Marks
Club/High School: All-Around champion at the Malamar Cup in Sweden … Won bars, beam and the All-Around at the Senior National Elite American Cup … Named the 1996 and 1997 Outstanding Gymnast of the Desert Lights club team … Played varsity soccer as a sophomore … Member of the National Honor Society … Graduated from Chandler High School with highest honors.
Personal: Born June 27, 1980 … Daughter of Beth and John Herbert … Has three brothers and two sisters … Hobbies include hiking, rollerblading, reading, watching movies, cycling and running.
Getting to Know Katy Herbert
Favorite Movie: Pay It Forward, Ever After
Favorite Non-Gymnastics Activity: Hanging out with friends, writing emails, swimming
Favorite Class at Stanford: Computer Science 105, Brain and Behavior, The American Dream
Favorite Event: Beam
Major: American Studies
Favorite Music Artist: I like radio and movie soundtracks, so I don't really have a favorite. I like variety.
The Best Thing About Stanford Is: Having the opportunity to meet people who really want to change the world- everyone here is just amazing.
Something About You No One Else Knows: I like to sing songs to myself while I compete- my favorite is Trisha Yearwood's "She's In Love With A Boy."
One Word That Describes You: Random