Women's Gymnastics
Holly Cunningham - Women's Gymnastics - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • height 5-6
  • class Senior
  • High school Pine Creek

2013 (Junior): Emerged as one of UK’s most dependable gymnasts contributing in multiple events, especially when the pressure was greatest … -Tied CH with 9.9 on beam at Penn State to clinch UK season-high score on final routine of meet … Won balance beam in the home finale against Bowling Green … Posted a career high vault score for the third-straight week on beam against BGSU … Clinched the school-record team score with a career-high 9.875 to anchor on beam at Ball State … Went over 9.8 on both vault and beam against Florida, both then-season-highs … Won first season event title on vault against No. 9 Arkansas, anchoring with a 9.825 to help UK to an upset victory … Set a career-high on vault at Cal with a 9.85, while also earning a solid 9.8 to anchor on beam … Led UK on vault at NCAA Regionals with a 9.85.

2012 (Sophomore): Competed in all 13 meets on both vault and balance beam … Posted a 9.796 average on vault and a 9.515 average on beam … First career collegiate routine on vault and beam came in the team’s opener where she posted a 9.75 on vault and 9.625 on beam … Career best vault came at LSU, where she stuck her landing for a 9.85 … Ended the season in style on vault with a 9.8 or higher in each of the last five meets … Career high 9.825 on beam against Illinois-Chicago … Earned one event title during the season with her 9.825 vault score at Illinois-Chicago … Led Kentucky on vault in six meets, including the SEC Championship and NCAA Regional … Helped UK to a 49.125 team score on vault twice during the season, which tied the 10th-highest score in school history … Guided UK to three of the top 15 team scores on beam in school history (48.975, 49.0, 49.05).

2011 (Freshman): Battled a finger injury for most of the season, but performed on floor exercise in the final four meets of the year, including the SEC Championships and the NCAA Regional … Best score of the season came at the SEC Championships, where she earned a 9.575 … Scored a 9.5 on floor at the NCAA Regional … Finished the season with an average on floor of 9.218.

Pre-College: Cunningham comes to Kentucky from Colorado Springs, Colo., where she competed at Colorado Aerials for Kathy Vigil and Jason Baits … Cunningham was a 2005 Jr. Elite and Elite Classics Qualifier … In 2007, Cunningham earned the Region Three gold medal on beam and all-around, while taking silver on vault … Earned Region Three fourth-place honors on all-around and took the Colorado state floor championship in 2008 … Took fourth on beam and all-around in Region Three and was the regional bronze medalist on beam in 2009 … Also earned a place on the Region Three National Team from 2007-10 … Worked with the Swing High Prospect in high school.

Personal: Full name is Holly Michelle Cunningham, but likes being called “Holls” … Parents are Charles and Kim Cunningham … Father played Professional baseball with the Pittsburgh Pirates … Has one brother, Drew, 22, and one sister Becca, 20 … Graduate of Pine Creek High School … Native of Colorado Springs, Colo. … Major is undecided.

Collegiate Bests
Vault: 9.85, twice, last at SEC Championships (3/24/12)
Balance Beam: 9.825 at Illinois-Chicago (1/28/12)
Floor Exercise: 9.575 at SEC Championships (3/19/11)

Season Averages

2012 9.796 9.515
2011 9.218
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