Junior • 5'3"
Anoka, Minn.
Anoka HS
Twin City Twisters


Junior • 5'3"

Anoka, Minn.
Anoka HS
Twin City Twisters

Career Highlights

  • Two-time Regular Season All-American (beam)
  • Two-time All-Pac-12 Conference
  • 2021 Pac-12 Beam Co-Champion
  • 9 career wins (eight on beam)
  • Has hit 62-64 career routines
  • Pac-12 All-Academic

2021 Season (Sophomore)

  • First-team regular season All-American (beam)
  • First-team All-Pac-12 Conference (beam)
  • Pac-12 Beam Co-Champion
  • Starter on bars, beam and floor in every meet
  • Regional balance beam runner up
  • Pac-12 Specialist of the Week on Feb. 2 after posting season highs on all three events
  • Scored a 9.90 or better on beam in 10-of-14 competitions, including six 9.95s
  • Finished the regular season ranked sixth in the nation on beam
  • Earned career high 9.8625 on bars at NCAA Championship finals
  • Scored career best 9.925 on floor at Pac-12 Championships
  • 4 event victories (all on beam)
  • Hit 40-42 routines
  • Utah’s Dahl Academic-Athletic award recipient
  • Pac-12 Winter Academic Honor Roll

2020 Season (Freshman)

  • Second-team All-American (beam)
  • First-team All-Pac-12 Conference (beam)
  • Starter on beam and floor in all nine meets, bars in four meets
  • Scored first 10.0 on beam by a Ute since 2008 against UCLA to win the meet
  • Perfect 10 on beam pushed Utah to a new beam school-record performance (49.775)
  • Hit the 9.90-mark on beam in seven-of-nine meets
  • Pac-12 Freshman of the Week on Mar. 4 after posting meet-winning 9.95 beam routine at Washington
  • Season-best 9.90 on floor vs. Arizona State
  • Posted 9.875s on floor against California and Stanford
  • 5 event victories (four on beam)
  • Hit 22-22 routines

Prior to Utah

  • Member of the 2017 USA Senior National Team
  • Five-year International Elite
  • Qualified for the P&G National Championships and the U.S. Classic from 2013-17
  • 6th on beam at the 2017 P&G National Championships
  • 2nd all-around, 5th on floor at the 2017 U.S. Classic
  • 3rd all-around at the 2016 American Classic
  • 1st on floor and 3rd all-around at the 2017 City of Jesolo Trophy in Italy
  • 2nd on floor, 7th all-around at the 2019 J.O. National Championships (Senior F)
  • 1st all-around, 1st on beam, 2nd on bars, 2nd on floor at the 2019 Region 4 Championships
  • 6th on bars, 8th on floor and 10th all-around at the 2015 P&G Championships (Junior division)
  • 5th on bars at the 2015 U.S. Classic (Junior division)
  • 5th on floor at the 2013 J.O. Level 10 National Championships.
  • 3rd on floor, 5th on beam at the 2013 American Classic (Junior division)
  • Trained at Twin City Twisters
  • Graduated from Anoka High School with highest honors


  • Daughter of Brandon and Shelly Paulson
  • Father was a 1996 Olympic silver medalist in Greco-Roman wrestling.
  • Siblings Sydney and Eli
  • Major is Kinesiology
  • Full name is Abby Rose Paulson
Paulson's Career Highs
Bars 9.8625 at NCAA Championship final, Apr. 17, 2021
Beam 10.0 at UCLA, Feb. 23, 2020
Floor 9.925 at Pac-12 Championships, Mar. 20, 2021
Abby Paulson