Women's Gymnastics
Melissa Tucker - Women's Gymnastics - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • height 5-4
  • class Senior
  • High school Osceola

Coach Little on Melissa
“Melissa is another one of our strong group of walk-ons. She has great dancing ability and is very expressive. She competed a couple of times last season on floor and could break into the lineup this season.”

2002 Season: Performed two exhibition routines on floor for the GymKats.

2001 Season: Performed exhibition routines on floor late in the season for the GymKats… Named an NACGC/W Academic All-American.

Pre-College: A magna cum laude graduate of Osceola High School… A Level 10 regional qualifier in 1999 and 2000… Was a Pride Award candidate in math at OHS… A GTE Academic All-Star… A member of the OHS President’s Education Awards program for outstanding academic achievement.

Full Name: Melissa Marie Tucker
Birth date: January 3, 1982
Parents: Myrtle and Mike Tucker
Siblings: Michelle and Nathan
Major: Psychology (Pre-Physician Assistant)
Nickname: Tucker

Did You Know?
Favorite Foods: Steak, Lasagna
Favorite Movie: Forrest Gump
Favorite Musical Artists: Jennifer Lopez, Dixie Chicks
Favorite Apparatus: Floor
Pet Peeves: When people don’t leave messages on the answering machine
In my spare time I like to: Sleep and hang out with my friends
If I was on Fear Factor, this would be my biggest fear: Eating any insect
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: Jim Carrey, Adam Sandler, Julia Roberts
The one person in history I would most like to meet: Rosa Parks
If I was not competing in gymnastics, the other sport I would play: Diving
Best present I ever received: A rosary made by my grandmother
The moment in my life when I was most proud: When I received a 4.0 GPA my first semester in college
The things I like most about gymnastics: My teammates and coaches
Why UK? The athletic programs and the coaches

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