Transfer Files: Katy Koopman, Bridgeport to LIU

Name: Katy Koopman
Previous Team: Bridgeport
New Team: LIU

College Year: Sophomore
Major: Undeclared

Transfer Announcement: Instagram
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NCAA Career Highs

Vault Uneven Bars Balance Beam Floor Exercise
9.700 9.775 9.650


Vault Uneven Bars Balance Beam Floor Exercise
Brown, Rhode Island and Yale at Bridgeport (2020) Brown, Rhode Island and Yale at Bridgeport (2020) Brown, Rhode Island and Yale at Bridgeport (2020)

About Katy

Koopman competed four routines on vault, beam and floor for Bridgeport in 2020. She performs a difficult floor routine, which opens with a triple twist. Prior to college, Koopman was a 2019 J.O. nationals qualifier and the 2019 Region 2 co-champion on vault.

What She Brings to LIU


  • Skill: tucked Yurchenko full
  • Margin of Improvement: Koopman performs a solid vault. It is not the most difficult, but her block is good and she finds the landing well.
  • Impact on the Team: Head coach Randy Lane will want to avoid having to use a 9.9 start value in the lineup. If need be, however, Koopman would be an excellent lead-off.

Uneven Bars

Koopman struggled on bars throughout her club career and never competed it in college. There are no available videos.

Balance Beam

  • Skills: BHS + BHS + LOSO, side aerial, full turn, switch leap + leap jump + back tuck somersault, 1.5 twist dismount
  • Margin of Improvement: Koopman has some knee issues on her acrobatic elements.
  • Impact on the Team: LIU is growing into a strong beam team and making the lineup will not be easy. Koopman, however, will bring her collegiate experience to the roster, which could be an advantage.

Floor Exercise

  • Skills: triple twist, 2.5 twist to front tuck, Rudi
  • Margin of Improvement: Koopman performs a very difficult routine. Her triple twist is a bit messy in the air, but on the other two passes her twisting form is tight. Her leaps are also pretty in the air.
  • Impact on the Team: Koopman failed to score very high on floor at Bridgeport but she has the potential to do so. Lane will likely give her the chance to prove herself.

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Article by Talitha Ilacqua

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