2012 Kailie made her first appearance for the Beavers in an exhibition role on the balance beam at Arizona (1/20/12) scoring 9.625 ... set season-high on the beam with a 9.75 exhibition at the Comfort Suites Invitational (3/16/12) ... made six exhibition appearances on the beam on the season ... also trains on vault and floor exercise ... "hit" 5-6 exhibitions in 2012.
Pre-Oregon State Kailie is a three-time Junior Olympic nationals qualifier ... won the Level 10 national title on the balance beam in 2009 ... trained at Leading Edge Gymnastics Academy under coach Tony Ammons.
Personal Born in Kirkland, Washington ... daughter of Colleen and Scott Ponto ... has two brothers, Ben and Evan ... Colleen is a professor at Seattle University ... both of her parents competed as gymnasts in college ... plans to study Psychology ... member of National Honor Society ... lists her favorite athlete as Shannon Miller ... lists her biggest athletic thrill as "winning on beam at nationals in 2009" ... chose OSU because "Corvallis is such a college-oriented city, I love that. The campus is so green and small enough that you can walk it in reasonable time. And most importantly, the gymnastics team is incredible."