|High School:||Lincoln-Sudbury Regional HS|
Peterson made an immediate impact in her rookie year as one of Yale's most consistent competitors on the vault, bars and floor exercise. She was continually chosen to lead off the line up in each of these events, leaving no doubt that she will soon emerge as a strong all-around competitor. She also earned the title of ECAC Scholar-Athlete.
Prior to coming to Yale, Peterson was a level 10 competitor for Five Star Gymnastics. She qualified to the Junior Olympic Nationals in 2002 and finished her club career as a member of the high school nationals-winning team from Massachusetts in 2003. Peterson is a graduate of Lincoln Sudbury High School.