Women's Gymnastics
Heather McAtee and Raena Worley Earn WCGA Regional Awards

Heather McAtee and Raena Worley Earn WCGA Regional Awards

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Heather McAtee has been named WCGA Central Region Administrator of the Year while Raena Worley was named WCGA Central Regional Athlete of the Year, the Women’s Collegiate Gymnastics Association (WCGA) announced this week.

Heather McAtee

Kentucky gymnastics administrator Heather McAtee has been named WCGA Central Region Administrator of the Year for the third consecutive year. Serving as gymnastics liaison since the 2007-08 season, the assistant athletic director for academics and eligibility has provided budgetary assistance for the program, staffing, overseeing meet operations, working with the Southeastern Conference and other administrative duties with the team. Big Blue Nation can catch McAtee cheering on her Wildcats on the sidelines of each apparatus serving as the team’s biggest cheerleader, in addition to her administrative duties. Her energy and positive attitude plays an instrumental role in the culture of Kentucky gymnastics boosting morale and uplifting all who come in to contact with her. Not only is McAtee an expert in her craft professionally, but her addition to the program personally is just as impactful making her more than deserving of the regional honor.

Raena Worley

WCGA Central Region Athlete of the Year, Raena Worley, adds a new honor to her repertoire. Now a 12-time All-American, Worley added four regular season awards in 2024 as she was named first team in the all-around, floor and bars and second team on the balance beam. She has tallied 30 all-around titles in her five seasons at UK seeing her career best of 39.775 at Illinois in 2023. Worley has been nationally ranked in the top 10 of the all-around for 12 consecutive weeks and top five for 11 consecutive weeks. She saw the highest ranking of No. 2 on Weeks 1 and 7 of the 2024 regular season.

For eight consecutive weeks, Worley has held the No. 1 ranking on the floor exercise holding an NQS of 9.990 earning four perfect 10.0’s on the apparatus and 27 individual wins including the Co-Champion title at this year’s Southeastern Conference Championship. She also earned a perfect 10.0 holding a career tally of 13 career individual wins on the uneven bars. Worley processes an NQS of 9.960 tying for fourth nationally. This season, she has been ranked in the top five on bars for 12 consecutive weeks ranking No. 1 on Weeks 1, 3, 5, and 7. She has also tallied 15 individual wins on the balance beam in her career with a current NQS of 9.935 as well as 11 titles on vault.

The Wildcats advanced to the NCAA Regional Final on Thursday facing the next round of competition on Saturday at 6 p.m. EST. Fans can tune in to Saturday’s competition live on ESPN+ with live stats available by clicking here.

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