Women's Gymnastics
Karla Adelt - Women's Gymnastics - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • height 5-4
  • class Senior
  • High school Cherry Creek

a-adelt_karla_posed.jpgCoach Little on Karla
“Since arriving as a walk-on, Karla has improved and has proven she can get it done. She earned a spot competing on beam her first year and she continues to improve. Karla adds a lot to our program and we appreciate the contributions she makes. She has shown great leadership as captain and should see some action on beam this season.”

2002 Season: Co-captain saw limited action on the balance beam? Entered the beam lineup at the Bahama Breeze Invitational? Performed four exhibition routines on beam scoring a season-high 9.775 against Alabama (3/8/02)? Inducted into UK?s prestigious Society of Character? Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2001 Season: Member of beam lineup for most of season… Scored a career-high 9.725 on beam twice – at home vs. Illinois (2/10/01) and in near upset of Alabama in Tuscaloosa (2/24/01)… Named an NACGC/W Academic All-American.

2000 Season: Saw limited action during her freshman campaign… Made three strong appearances on balance beam during the final meets of the season, posting a 9.558 average… Named an NACGC/W Academic All-American.

Pre-College: Graduated from Cherry Creek High School… 1999 Level 10 Colorado State Beam Champion…. 1997 Level 9 Colorado State Vault Champion… 1997 Level 9 State Floor Runner-up… Qualified for regional competition 1996-99.

Adelt’s Career Averages
Year Vault Bars Beam Floor All-Around
2002 9.025
2001 9.475
2000 9.558

Adelt’s Collegiate Highs
Uneven Bars:
Balance Beam: 9.725 Twice
Floor Exercise:
All Around:

Full Name: Karla Lawlor Adelt
Birth Date: June 15, 1981
Parents: Mary Lawlor and Rich Adelt
Sibling: Ben
Major: Marketing & Finance
Nickname: Kar

Did You Know?
Favorite Foods: Potatoes, Cap’n Crunch w/ Crunch Berries
Favorite Movie: Love and Basketball
Favorite Musical Artists: Ja Rule
Favorite Apparatus: Balance Beam
Pet Peeves: Bad drivers, loud talkers
In my spare time I like to: Surf the Internet
If I was on Fear Factor, this would be my biggest fear: Eating something sick
The teammate or staff member I would use as a lifeline on “Millionaire”: Mo
The one person in history I would most like to meet: Tupac
Best present I ever received: Tickets to the Olympics
The moment in my life when I was most proud: When I bought my car!
The one thing I like most about gymnastics: Learning new skills
Why UK? The people and facilities

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