2013 (SOPHOMORE):Competed in all 16 meets, including 15 floor and beam routines and 10 vaults ... Led off on beam in each of the final seven meets ... Registered a 9.9 on floor in the NCAA Corvallis Regional ... Scored a 9.9 on floor in the SEC Championship ... Registered a career-high 9.9 on beam at NC State ... Scored a 9.9 on floor vs. No. 7 Utah ... Posted a 9.85 on floor at No. 5 LSU ... Secured her first career event title with a 9.9 on floor vs. No. 24 Auburn ... Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2012 (FRESHMAN): Scored a 9.85 on floor in the NCAA Prelims to earn second team All-America honors ... Team's postseason floor MVP ... Led off on bars in the NCAA Auburn Regional in just her second bars routine of the year ... Earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors after she competed in the all-around for the first time at No. 20 Michigan and tied for second with a 39.350, including a career-high 9.9 on vault ... Added a career-best 9.9 on floor two days later against No. 21 NC State ... Posted a 9.875 on floor and a pair of 9.85s on vault and beam vs. No. 3 UCLA ... Had three scores of 9.8 or higher vs. Kentucky, including a 9.85 in the leadoff position on floor ... Scored a then-season-best 9.85 on vault vs. No. 3 Arkansas ... Turned in three scores of 9.8 or higher including a pair of 9.825s on beam and floor at No. 1 Utah ... Posted the team's second-highest floor score with a 9.875 vs. No. 17 LSU; also added a 9.825 on vault ...UGA Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
CLUB/INTERNATIONAL: Placed first in the all-around, vault, beam, bars and floor at the 2011 North Carolina Level 10 State Meet ... Finished first in the all-around, vault, bars and floor, and second on beam at 2011 Regionals ... Placed third in the all-around, fifth on bars and second on floor at the Junior Olympic National Championships ... Finished first in the all-around and first on bars at Level 10 Regionals in 2010; also placed 10th on bars and 12th on beam at the Junior Olympic National Championships ... Was a Senior International Elite qualifier in 2008 and 2009, and also placed second in the all-around at the 2009 WOGA Classic ... Finished first in the 2009 Excalibur Cup and fifth in the all-around at the American Classic ... Finished seventh in the 2008 U.S. Classic all-around, and qualified for the U.S. National Championships ... Placed 15th in the all-around at the 2007 U.S. National Championships and was a Junior International Elite qualifier ... Finished fourth in the all-around and first on vault and bars at the 2006 Junior Olympics Nationals ... Was a Junior International Elite qualifier in 2006.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Kathy Blake and Michael Persinger ... Has a brother, Tyler ... Graduated from East Gaston High School ... Majoring in Consumer Journalism.