- height 5-3
- class Senior
- High school Rockwall
2013 (Sophomore): A major contributor to UK on both vault and floor exercise throughout the regular season … Averaged over a 9.8 on vault, including a career-high 9.875 to win the event in the home finale … season-best 9.825 was reached three times during the season … Enjoyed a solid performance at Cal to start the season with a 9.85 on vault and a 9.825 on floor as highlights.
2012 (Freshman): Competed in all 13 meets on vault and 12 meets on floor exercise … Ended season with career high 9.85 on vault and 9.875 on floor … Posted a 9.798 average on vault to lead the team, while also earning a 9.708 average on floor, which was fourth on the team … Earned seven scores of 9.8 or higher on vault, including a 9.825 on her first collegiate vault … Led the Wildcats on vault five times … Won one event title, scoring a 9.85 on vault at Centenary … Helped UK to a 49.125 team score on vault twice during the season, which tied the 10th-highest score in school history … Competed on beam in two meets, scoring a season best 9.625 at Arkansas.
Pre-College: Competed in high school and was coached by her mother, Denise, and Stephanie Tyson … Performed club gymnastics at United Elite under coaches Igor Carvalho and Denise Hedges – her mother … Was a 2010 Sand Dollar Elite qualifier, while she posted the highest compulsory vault score as an elite gymnastics qualifier … In 2009, she finished second on vault at the Kurt Thomas Invitational and competed on vault and floor at the Texas Prime Meet … Participated in the Wild Rose International in Canada, finishing second on vault, third on floor and third in the all-around … Earned all-state selection for a third-place finish on vault at the state championships.
Personal: Full name is Kenzie Lauren Hedges … Parents are Darrin and Denise Hedges … Father played professional soccer and currently is a soccer coach … Mother, Denise, coaches gymnastics for Rockwall High School, the same school Kenzie graduated from … Has one sister, Tori, 14 … Major is undecided but is planning on either pharmacy or pre-med.
Vault: 9.85, three times, last at Centenary (3/17/12)
Balance Beam: 9.625 at Arkansas (1/13/12)
Floor Exercise: 9.875 vs. Auburn/Pittsburgh (2/24/12)