Athletic Hall of Fame

Natalie Hashimoto

Natalie Hashimoto

Sport(s): Gymnastics

Graduating Class: 2003

Induction Class: 2023

Graduated magna cum laude in 2003; Four-year member of the gymnastics team (2000-03); The most decorated gymnast in program history, earning postseason Mid-American Conference distinction in every year of competition; Named MAC Freshman of the Year in 2000; Claimed the conference’s Gymnast of the Year honor in consecutive seasons (2001 and 2002) and was named MAC Senior Gymnast of the Year in 2003; Scored EMU’s first-ever perfect 10 on beam in 2000; Broke the record for best all-around score in program history, earning a 39.725 as a freshman; In 2001, scored a perfect 10 on vault, also EMU’s first on the apparatus; Member of the MAC All-Tournament Team for three consecutive seasons (2000, 2001, and 2002) and notched an Academic All-MAC distinction in 2003; Was a four-time all-around NCAA Regional Qualifier; Ranks at the top of EMU’s record books for the highest scores on floor (2000) and bars (2003), recording an almost perfect score of 9.950 on both events; Owns the top seven scores in program history for vault; Holds the program record in both beam and vault, scoring the only two perfect 10’s in school history; In 2002, scored a 9.900 on floor at the MAC Championships, earning the Co-MAC floor title and aiding the Eagles to a team program record of 49.425 on floor

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