Women's Gymnastics
Hillary Ferguson - Women's Gymnastics - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • height 5-2
  • class Senior
  • High school Madison Central H.S.
  • Three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll (2007, 2008, 2009)
  • Two-time Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar (2008 and 2009)
  • SEC Athlete of the Week (3/10/08)

Ferguson at Photo Day 2009 (Junior): Was UK’s most consistent all-around performer, competing in all four events in every meet … Added five event titles (1-vault, 1-beam, 2-floor, 1-all-around) to her previous 12 … Earned a career-high 9.825 on the balance beam against LSU in Kentucky’s home conference opener … Nabbed season-best marks of 9.875 on vault, 9.850 on bars, 9.900 on floor and 39.275 all-around … Tallied a 9.900 on the floor exercise twice, first during Excite Night against Utah State and then again vs. Georgia/Centenary … Led the Wildcats on individual events eight times.

2008 (Sophomore): Named SEC Athlete of the Week on March 10th for her performances in the tri-meet against Arizona and Western Michigan and at Ohio State … Holds the top spot for the team on bars and floor … Won 10 season titles … Earned career highs on four events: vault (9.9), bars (9.875), beam (9.8), all-around (39.325) … Hit two floor scores of 9.925, tying her career high score … Performed the all-around in each of the Wildcats’ 15 meets … Led Kentucky on floor, vault, and the all-around at the NCAA Central Regional meet … Notched a Wildcat high score in at least one event in 14 of 15 meets.

2007 (Freshman): Established herself as one of the team’s leading all-around performers … Led the Wildcats with a 9.798 average on floor exercise … Captured two individual event titles on floor, including a season-best mark of 9.925 in a quad meet at Texas Woman’s University on March 10 … Eclipsed the 9.8 mark on floor in 10 of the squad’s 13 meets during the season … Led or tied for the team lead on floor in six meets … Also the team’s top returning competitor on bars, averaging a 9.602 on that apparatus.

Pre-College: Performed under coaches Mo Mitchell and Robin Bodem at All-American Gymnastics … Competed on first-place team at the 2004 Junior Olympic Nationals as a sophomore … Finished third on vault for that national champion team … Took third place on floor the next year.

Personal: Full name is Hillary Rashida Ferguson … Daughter of Haywood and Dorothy Ferguson … Has two older brothers, Tivon (32) and James (23) … Brother James played football for UK for one year and Kentucky State for one year … Born on Sept. 6, 1988 in Lexington, Ky.

Collegiate Bests
Vault: 9.9 twice, last at Centenary (3/16/08)
Uneven Bars: 9.875 at Ohio State (3/9/08)
Balance Beam: 9.825 twice, lastat Florida (1/30/09)
Floor Exercise: 9.925 twice, last vs. Arizona/WMU (3/7/08)
All-Around: 39.325 vs. Arizona/WMU (3/7/08)

Season Averages

Season VT UB BB FX


2007 9.490 9.602 9.500 9.798 38.275
2008 9.783 9.652 9.605 9.788 38.828
2009 9.740 9.721 9.625 9.760 38.845
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