Meet the Wildcats: Marissa Beucler

LEXINGTON, Ky. – In preparation for the Blue/White Scrimmage on Dec. 13, presents “Meet the Wildcats,” an opportunity for you to get to know a little more about the 2016 Kentucky Gymnastics team. Today’s Meet the Wildcats features senior Marissa Beucler.

Beucler, a senior from Findlay, Ohio, enters 2016 after posting team-high scores on uneven bars in four meets and on vault and in the all-around once. She earned a career-high 9.825 on floor and a career-high 9.800 on vault to post a 39.125 in her all-around debut at the SEC Championships. She also was named to the SEC Academic team for the second consecutive season. 

Here’s a bit more on Marissa:

Quick Facts

Birthplace: Findlay, Ohio

Parents: Shawn and Michelle Beucler

Siblings: Alexis and Brayden

Twitter Handle: @mobeucler

Instagram Handle: @mobeucler

Major: Broadcast Journalism

Nickname(s): MoMo

Get to Know Marissa in Competition

The best part of being a UK student-athlete … Competing for your team and the Big Blue Nation! 

What I like most about Coach Garrison and the staff …. They are always pushing this team and I to our full potential, they know we can achieve so much.

I chose Kentucky because …  I love the area and the team is striving to be at the top of the SEC.

I’m most looking forward to our meet with _____ ….. Georgia

I’m most excited for this during the season …. The energy with the team and fans. 

I started competing in gymnastics when I was ….  5

Marissa Outside of Competition

My favorite food is ….  Mexican

I’d dominate this reality show …  Big Brother

If I competed in another sport outside of gymnastics, it would be … Basketball

My favorite athlete outside of gymnastics is …  Kyrie Irving

Growing up, my celebrity crush was …  Aaron Carter

Something not a lot of people know about me is … I grew up on a farm and can drive a tractor

My dream job is to be …. An ESPN anchor

My favorite thing about UK is  … The spirit and passion that #BBN has.

The Wildcats kick off the 2016 season with the Blue/White scrimmage on Sun., Dec. 13 at a time still to be determined. The scrimmage will serve as a preview to the 2016 season, with the season opener Excite Night set for Fri., Jan. 8 against Ball State at 7 p.m. All home meets will be held in Memorial Coliseum. 

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