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


Sophomore • 5'3"

Anoka, Minn.
Anoka HS
Twin City Twisters

Career Highlights

  • Regular Season All-American (beam)
  • All-Pac-12 Conference (beam)
  • Pac-12 Freshman of the Week in 2020
  • 5 career wins (four on beam)
  • Has hit 22-22 career routines

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 undeclared
  • Full name is Abby Rose Paulson
Paulson's Career Highs
Bars 9.85 at California, Feb. 8, 2020
9.85 vs. Oregon State, Feb. 15, 2020
9.85 at UCLA, Feb. 23, 2020
Beam 10.0 at UCLA, Feb. 23, 2020
Floor 9.90 vs. Arizona State, Jan. 27, 2020
Abby Paulson