Carrie Kreifels
Carrie Kreifels

Player Profile

Omaha, Neb.

High School:
Millard North





A source of strength for the all-around, competed in all 14 meets for the Bears as a sophomore ... broke her previous records in three events, with continuous improvement throughout the season ... given the "heart" award for her unwaivering dedication to the team ... shined on bars where she led the team hitting 100% of all her routines and scoring a 9.90 four times throughout the season ... averaged a tremendous 9.84 for the year ... placed first on bars and third on vault at San Jose State quad meet in the beginning of the season ... finished third in the all-around at the home season opener with a 39.175 ... finished second in the all-arounds and the beam at Oregon State ... tied for first on vault at the Arizona State Classic with a 9.85 ... tied for first on bars against Stanford with a 9.90 ... had a terrific showing at home against Washington and UC Davis, where she was awarded first place on the beam, bars and all-arounds with scores of 9.85, 9.75 and 39.200, respectively ... captured first in the all-around at UC Davis triangular meet ... led the Bears in the all-arounds in four meets, and on bars in 12 meets ... had a remarkable and dynamic freshman campaign ... was voted Rookie of the Year for the 2000 season because of her hard work, competitive edge, and her amazing recovery from a minor preseason knee surgery ... competed in every meet in the all-around, including qualifying fifth in the western regionals ... had a career-best all-around finish of 39.050 at Pac-10s, where she finished ninth for the Bears ... dramatically improved her vaulting performance by raising her difficulty to a pike front and posting a 9.800 at Pac-10s ... anchored the Bears beam squad most of the season and scored an impressive 9.875 at UC Davis, where she finished in first place to add to her three other 9.800 or better performances ... posted a season average of 9.600 on beam ... improved her difficulty on floor in mid-season, which resulted in a 9.825 at San Jose State and a second-place finish at Stanford. High School/Club: Trained under Tom Koll and Jody Newman of Premier ... 1999 regional all-around, bars, beam and floor champion ... two-year letterwinner in diving ... five-time Junior Olympic Nationals competitor between 1994-99 ... at 1999 Junior Olympics, placed ninth in all-around, fifth on beam and ninth on vault. Personal: Carrie Ann Kreifels ... political science major ... has a skill on balance beam named after her, "the Kreifels" ... enjoys dancing, watching movies and shopping ... named 1998 Woman of the Year for her high school ... member of National Honor Society ... chose Cal over Michigan, Nebraska and Iowa State ... has two older brothers, Matt and Nick, and one younger brother, Bobby ... parents are Bob Kreifels and Connie Ryan of Omaha, NE ... born Jan. 29, 1981 in Omaha, NE.

Kreifels' Bests

All-Around39.2003/10/01 at UC Davis
Vault9.8502/23/01 at Arizona State
Bars9.9003/24/01 at Pac-10 Championships
Beam9.8752/24/00 at UC Davis
Floor9.9002/25/01 at UC Davis