Women's Gymnastics
Jill Chappel - Women's Gymnastics - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • height 5-3
  • class Junior
  • High school Atlantic HS

2013 (Freshman): Stepped into the vault lineup from day one and contributed at every meet of the season exclusively in the event … spent much of the year as UK’s leadoff competitor … Top score 9.825 came in tie with Georgia … Earned a 9.75 in her first career vault at Cal … Set a then-career high 9.775 on vault in home opener against No. 9 Arkansas.

Pre-College: Competed for ACE Gymnastics where she was coached by Ray Gnat, Jon Lee, Beth Martin and Joan Gnat … Level 10 Florida State Vault, Floor and All-Around Champion … Placed second on vault at 2012 National Gymnastics Challenge … Finished third on beam and floor at 2012 Presidential Classic … Finished in the top twenty at 2012 Regionals … Level Nine Virginia State Champion … Qualified as Level Nine competitor at Regional and Eastern Nationals … Seven-time Level 10 regional qualifier … three-time Level 10 national qualifier … Placed fourth all-around at State Championships … finished tied for second on vault, fifth on balance beam, fifth on floor exercise, sixth on uneven bars and fourth overall in the all-around at 2012 Florida Prep Optional State Meet … Competed at 2006 U.S. Classic Championships … Began gymnastics at the three-years old at Ocean State Gymnastics in Rhode Island … Started competing at six-years old … Previously trained four years at Orlando Metro, Capital Gymnastics National Training Center in Virginia for three, ACE Gymnastics-Daytona (formerly Powerhouse Gymnastics) for two … All-Conference weight lifter in high school … Graduated high school summa cum laude.

Personal: Full name is Jillian Elizabeth Chappel … Parents are David Chappel and Elizabeth Amido … Has two prothers Jimmy (28), and Mitchell (9) … Native of Ormond Beach, Fla. … Plans to major in Biology … Dream job is as a veterinarian.

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