Women's Gymnastics
Julia Gore - Women's Gymnastics - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • height 5-4
  • class Redshirt
  • High school Pflugerville

a-gore_julia_posed.jpgCoach Little on Julia
“Julia was on track to comeback from last season’s injury and was looking good in all four events but has since suffered two more setbacks – an injury to her ankle and a dislocated shoulder. If she can overcome these, we are hopeful she can return to the lineup.”

2002 Season: Made a nice comeback from a knee injury that knocked her out of all but four meets last season and a separated shoulder suffered in preseason workouts on the bars last fall? Scored a career high on each apparatus: vault ? 9.900, bars ? 9.925, beam ? 9.800 and floor ? 9.925? Finished second on the team on vault? Career-high vault and bar scores came in UK?s school-record 196.375 performance at Texas Woman?s University (3/15/02)? Won five bars titles? Also scored a season-high 39.050 in the all-around at TWU? Hit all 13 vaults this season, scoring a 9.750 or better 12 times.

2001 Season: Competed in the all-around in first four meets of season before sustaining a season-ending knee injury… Tied her career high with a 9.825 on bars vs. Michigan (1/26/01) and Georgia/George Washington (2/2/01)… Also scored a career-high on beam vs. Ga./GW with a 9.800… Won vault competition at Auburn (1/19/01) with a 9.800.

2000 Season: Named 2000 SEC Freshman of the Year and first-team All-SEC… Qualified as an all-arounder to the NCAA Southeast Regional and posted an all-around score of 39.050… Posted a score of 39.000 or better in each of her last five performances of the season… Led the team in all-around with a 39.035 RQS.

Pre-College: Member of the 1999 World University Games team… Finished third in all-around at 1997 Elite Zone (2V, 3UB, 3BB, 3FX)… Finished second in all-around at 1996 and 1997 Heart of Texas Meet… Gore was a varsity cheerleader at Pflugerville High School, a member of the Peer Advisory & Leadership Class (PALS)… Is recognized in the 1998-99 Who’s Who Among American Pre-College Students.

Gore’s Career Averages
Year Vault Bars Beam Floor All-Around
2002 9.777 9.696 9.467 9.519 38.242
2001 9.731 9.619 9.569 9.581 38.500
2000 9.739 9.730 9.423 9.675 38.951

Gore’s Collegiate Highs
Vault: 9.900 at Texas Woman’s University (3/15/02)
Uneven Bars: 9.925 vs. Ball State (2/15/02) & at Texas Woman’s U. (3/15/02)
Balance Beam: 9.800 Georgia/George Washington (2/2/01) & vs. N. Hampshire (1/25/92)
Floor Exercise: 9.925 at LSU (3/1/02)
All Around: 39.225 vs. West Virginia (3/10/00)

Full Name: Julia Rosalie Gore
Birth Date: March 25, 1981
Parents: Susan and Robert Gore
Sibling: Joshua
Major: Broadcast Journalism
Nickname: Jewels

Did You Know?
Favorite Foods: Mushrooms, Mashed Potatoes, Red Meat
Favorite Books: Bible, The Vampire Chronicles
Favorite Movies: Braveheart, Ghost in the Darkness, Tombstone, Ben Hur
Favorite Musical Artists: Out of Eden, Michael W. Smith
Favorite Apparatus: Floor and Bars
Not many know this about me: My brother’s a gymnast at Oklahoma University; I love singing.
Pet Peeves: Bad drivers; People who say they will do something and then don’t
In my spare time I like to: Relax, sleep and shop
If I was on Fear Factor, this would be my biggest fear: Swimming with sharks or touching snakes
The teammate or staff member I would use as a lifeline on “Millionaire”: Mo
If I could have dinner with three famous people, they would be: Jesus, Mel Gibson, Val Kilmer
The one person in history I would most like to meet: Jesus
If I was not competing in gymnastics, the other sport I would play: Competitive Dancing
Best presents I ever received: Car and bedroom furniture
The moments in my life when I was most proud: Being second alternate to NCAA Nationals as a freshman and being named SEC Freshman of the Year
The one thing I like most about gymnastics: Being in front of a crowd
Why UK? The athletic facilities, and it’s a lot like home

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