Abby KaufmanGeneral Information

Program: Women’s Artistic

Level: 10

Club: Prestige Gymnastics, Lancaster

Head Coaches: Jen and Tony Fatta, Kevin Pope, Sarah O’Brien

Personal Information

Hometown: York, PA

Name of school: West Virginia University

Age began Gymnastics: 2 years old

Favorite Event: All Four

How did you get involved in gymnastics? My parents enrolled me in a preschool tumbling program because I had a lot of energy and they thought it would be a really fun experience for me.

Favorite thing about gymnastics: Conquering a fear and achieving something new.

Gymnastics Achievements: 2017 Commit to West Virginia University on a full gymnastics scholarship.

Names of Parents: Jeremy and Kelly Kaufman

Names of Siblings: Brother, Jacob

Names of Pets: Riley, Zoe and Snickers

Interests Outside of the Gym:

Favorite Subject in School: Chemistry

Hobbies or favorite activities: Baking, Riding Bikes, playing the piano (since age 3), and hanging out with my family

Favorite Music: 80’s Pop

Favorite Books: The Bible, Carter House Girls Series, Sweet Seasons Series and Wisdom Walks Sports Edition

Favorite Movie: The Goonies and The Proposal

Favorite TV Shows: Black List, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Hawaii 5-0, Sponge Bob, Cup Cake Wars and Pretty Little Liars

Favorite Food: Steak & Mac n cheese

Competition Highlights:

State Champion Titles:

Level 4 ~ Vault & All Around

Level 5 ~ Vault, Bars, Beam, Floor & All Around

Level 6 ~ Vault, Bars & All Around

Level 7 ~ Vault, Beam & All Around

Level 8 ~ Vault, Bars, Beam, Floor & All Around

Level 10 (2014) – 3rd Bars, 2nd Beam, 3rd All Around

Level 10 (2015) – 3rd Bars, 3rd Floor, 3rd All Around ~ Regional Qualifier

Level 10 (2016) – 3rd Vault, 3rd Bars, 2nd Beam, 2nd All Around ~ Regional Qualifier

Regional Champion Titles:

Level 8 ~ Beam & Floor

Level 9 ~ Beam and Bars and Eastern National Qualifier

Level 10 (2014) – 2nd Floor, JO Nationals First Alternate & NIT Qualifier

Level 10 (2015) – 3rd Bars, 4th Beam, 4th Floor, 2nd All Around ~ JO National Qualifier

Level 10 (2106) – 3rd Floor, 3rd All Around ~ JO National Qualifier

National Champion Titles:

Level 7/8 ~ Vault, Bars & All Around

Level 9 ~ Beam and 2nd Place All Around

Level 10 ~ Regional Qualifier (Injured evening before, so was unable to complete)

Level 10 (2014) – NIT Bars & All Around Champion, 4th Beam

Level 10 (2015) – 6th Floor

Level 10 (2016) – 7th Floor, 8th All Around

Greatest Achievements:

4/29/2006 – 2/21/2014: Never fell on a Balance Beam routine during competition from Level 4 through Level 10.

Achieved a Level 10 All Around Score of 38.6 at the WOGA Classic in 2015.

Favorite Quotes

Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.

John Wooden

2015-11-13T10:43:56+00:00

John Wooden

Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
The difference between failure and success is doing a thing nearly right and doing it exactly right.

Edward C. Simmons

2015-11-13T10:43:31+00:00

Edward C. Simmons

The difference between failure and success is doing a thing nearly right and doing it exactly right.
Winning means you're willing to go longer, work harder, and give more than anyone else.

Vince Lombardi

2015-11-13T10:43:06+00:00

Vince Lombardi

Winning means you’re willing to go longer, work harder, and give more than anyone else.
It does not matter how many times you get knocked down, but how many times you get up.

Vince Lombardi

2015-11-13T10:36:14+00:00

Vince Lombardi

It does not matter how many times you get knocked down, but how many times you get up.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.

Anatole France

2015-11-13T10:38:34+00:00

Anatole France

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
Anything is possible. You can be told that you have a 90 percent chance or a 50 percent chance or a 1 percent chance, but you have to believe, and you have to fight.

Lance Armstrong

2015-11-13T10:41:06+00:00

Lance Armstrong

Anything is possible. You can be told that you have a 90 percent chance or a 50 percent chance or a 1 percent chance, but you have to believe, and you have to fight.
I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.

Michael Jordan

2015-11-13T10:38:10+00:00

Michael Jordan

I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.
Pain is only temporary but victory is forever.

Jeremy H

2015-11-13T10:38:59+00:00

Jeremy H

Pain is only temporary but victory is forever.
The only one who can tell you 'you can't' is you. And you don't have to listen.

Nike

2015-11-13T10:35:17+00:00

Nike

The only one who can tell you ‘you can’t’ is you. And you don’t have to listen.
Some people dream of success, while others wake up and work hard at it.

Unkown

2015-11-13T10:09:20+00:00

Unkown

Some people dream of success, while others wake up and work hard at it.
Each of us has a fire in our hearts for something. It's our goal in life to find it and keep it lit.

Mary Lou Retton

2015-11-13T10:40:13+00:00

Mary Lou Retton

Each of us has a fire in our hearts for something. It’s our goal in life to find it and keep it lit.
We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.

Aristotle

2015-11-13T10:46:20+00:00

Aristotle

We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
The difference between a successful person and others is not lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.

Vince Lombardi

2015-11-13T10:45:22+00:00

Vince Lombardi

The difference between a successful person and others is not lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
I feel that the most important step in any major accomplishment is setting a specific goal. This enables you to keep your mind focused on your goal and off the many obstacles that will arise when you're striving to do your best.

Kurt Thomas

2015-11-13T10:42:43+00:00

Kurt Thomas

I feel that the most important step in any major accomplishment is setting a specific goal. This enables you to keep your mind focused on your goal and off the many obstacles that will arise when you’re striving to do your best.
Sportsmanship for me is when a guy walks off the court and you really can't tell whether he won or lost, when he carries himself with pride either way.

Jim Courier

2015-11-13T10:34:40+00:00

Jim Courier

Sportsmanship for me is when a guy walks off the court and you really can’t tell whether he won or lost, when he carries himself with pride either way.
If you worried about falling off the bike, you'd never get on.

Lance Armstrong

2015-11-13T10:41:41+00:00

Lance Armstrong

If you worried about falling off the bike, you’d never get on.
What makes something special is not just what you have to gain, but what you feel there is to lose.

Andre Agassi

2015-11-13T10:44:55+00:00

Andre Agassi

What makes something special is not just what you have to gain, but what you feel there is to lose.
Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them... a desire, a dream, a vision.

Muhammad Ali

2015-11-13T10:39:25+00:00

Muhammad Ali

Champions aren’t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them… a desire, a dream, a vision.
If you are going to be a champion, you must be willing to pay a greater price.

Bud Wilkinson

2015-11-13T10:40:37+00:00

Bud Wilkinson

If you are going to be a champion, you must be willing to pay a greater price.
Some people dream of success, while others wake up and work hard at it.

Unknown

2015-11-13T10:45:51+00:00

Unknown

Some people dream of success, while others wake up and work hard at it.
I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.

Michael Jordan

2015-11-13T10:37:11+00:00

Michael Jordan

I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.
You're the only one who can make the difference. Whatever your dream is, go for it.

Magic Johnson

2015-11-13T10:39:51+00:00

Magic Johnson

You’re the only one who can make the difference. Whatever your dream is, go for it.
Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way.

Satchel Paige

2015-11-13T10:44:21+00:00

Satchel Paige

Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way.
Gold medals don't make champions... hard work does.

Unknown

2015-11-13T10:37:42+00:00

Unknown

Gold medals don’t make champions… hard work does.
If you fail to prepare, you're prepared to fail.

Mark Spitz

2015-11-13T10:42:21+00:00

Mark Spitz

If you fail to prepare, you’re prepared to fail.