Women's Gymnastics
Natalie Rubinstein - Women's Gymnastics - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • height 5-1
  • class Senior
  • High school South Broward
  • 2009 SEC Community Service Team
  • 2009 Recipient of Mike Lyden Courage Award
  • Three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll (2007, 2008, and 2009)
  • 2008 Inducted to Frank G. Ham Society of Character

2009 (Senior): Returned to the uneven bars after sitting out for two seasons and competed in every meet … Was Kentucky’s anchor on the uneven bars, leading the team 13 of 14 times … Earned all five of her career titles this season … Awarded Kentucky’s Mike Lyden Courage Award at the CATSPY’s for her major comeback … Named to the SEC Community Service Team … Tied her career-high score of 9.900 on the uneven bars against Alaska-Anchorage … Only scored below a 9.800 three times, averaging a 9.805 for the year … Nabbed a score of 9.850 at the NCAA Central Region meet on the bars with a torn ACL.

Rubinsteinat Photo Day2008 (Junior): Did not compete.

2007 (Sophomore): An all-around competitor for the Wildcats in each of their first two meets … Recorded career-best marks on beam (9.85) and all-around (39.075) vs. Auburn on Jan. 18.

2006 (Freshman): Competed in all 11 regular-season meets and was UK’s second best scorer on the vault and uneven bars with averages of 9.738 and 9.667, respectively … Posted six scores of 9.8 or better on the bars, including a season high 9.9 against Central Michigan and Rhode Island … Was solid on the vault as well, scoring 9.8 or better six times and averaging a 9.694 for the year … Twice registered a 9.875 … Competed in the all around four times, scoring a season best 38.975 at Excite Nite in win over Southeast Missouri and Illinois State.

Pre-College: Finished third in the all-around at the Regional Qualifiers in 2000 and 2005… National qualifier, 2000, 2003-05 where she placed fifth of the floor and sixth on the bars… Defeated ex-Olympian Shannon Miller on beam (9.575) at Buckeye Classic… Placed fifth and sixth in the all-around at the Regional Qualifiers in 2003 and 2004.

Personal: Full name is Natalie Ann Rubinstein… Parents are Richard and Karen Rubinstein… Has two sisters, Joelle (27) and Jackie (19)… Born on Jan. 4, 1987 in Hollywood, Fla.

Collegiate Bests
Vault: 9.875, twice, last vs. Oregon State (3/17/06)
Uneven Bars: 9.9, three times, last at Alaska-Anchorage (3/15/09)
Balance Beam: 9.85 vs. Auburn (1/19/07)
Floor Exercise: 9.875 vs. Oregon State (3/17/06)
All-Around: 39.075 vs. Auburn (1/19/07)

Season Averages

Season VT UB BB FX A-A
2006 9.738 9.667 9.233 9.678 38.038
2007 9.658 9.813 9.788 9.388 38.700
2009 9.805
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