Women's Gymnastics
Whitney Rose - Women's Gymnastics - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • height 5-6
  • class Senior
  • High school Centennial H.S.
  • 2009 SEC Freshman of the Year

2011 (Junior): Was having an excellent season for the Wildcats until a knee injury during the LSU dual meet cut her season short … Performed on vault, uneven bars and floor exercise in eight meets during the season, finishing with the best average on the team on vault with a 9.856 mark … Set a season high on vault with a score of 9.9, twice … Earned a vault score of 9.875 against Ohio State that helped Kentucky break the school-record team score on vault with a mark of 49.4 … Led Kentucky on vault in four meets, while earning three event titles on vault … Did well on bars, earning a season average of 9.728 … Had a 9.8 average on floor exercise before getting injured during her floor routine and not finishing vs. LSU, resulting in a score of 4.700 … Posted a career high score of 9.85 on floor three times during the season … Was the team’s co-captain.

2010 (Sophomore): Became first UK event specialist to advance to the NCAA Championships since 2006 when she tied for medalist honors with a 9.900 on the vault at the NCAA Central Regional Championships … Tied for 16th place with a 9.850 on the vault at the NCAA Championships … Finished the season ranked tied for 14th in the nation with an average score of 9.858 on the vault according to GymInfo.com … Competed in all 13 meets … Won medalist honors on the vault at seven meets … Led all UK vaulters at 11 meets during the season, including eight consecutive … Tied a career-high, scoring a 9.925 on the vault at the Lady Luck Invitational against LSU, Missouri and Arizona State … One of only 10 gymnasts in school history to record a 9.925 or better on the vault … Competed on the uneven bars in nine meets and on the balance beam in nine meets … Tied a career-high with a 9.825 on the uneven bars against Ohio State … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll … Received the Most Outstanding Performer award on the vault at the end of the year banquet.

2009 (Freshman): Named SEC Freshman of the Year, becoming only the fifth Wildcat to achieve the first year status … Evolved into one of UK’s all-around performers … Secured three event titles, two on vault and one all-around … Earned career-best marks of 9.925 on vault, 9.825 on bars and beam, 9.775 on floor and 39.100 all-around … Only dipped below a 9.800 twice on vault, helped the team to a season-long ranking in the top-15 … Reached her first national ranking on vault in March at No. 36 … She had the second-best scores on the entire team for vault and all-around.

Pre-College: Competed for Kurt Thomas at Kurt Thomas Gymnastics … Was a Junior National Elite qualifier … The 2008 Texas State vault and all-around champion … 2008 Region 3 vault champion … In 2004 took the Region 3 beam title … Was a 2004 national qualifier.

Personal Information: Full name is Whitney Rose … Born in Cleburne, Texas … Parents are Robin and Donnell Rose … Has two siblings, Roman, 13, and Cha’Don, 23 … Ran track her sophomore year of high school.

Collegiate Bests
Vault: 9.925 twice, last, vs. LSU/Arizona State/Missouri (2/15/10)
Uneven bars: 9.825 twice, last vs. Ohio State (2/19/10)
Balance beam: 9.825 at Alaska-Anchorage (3/13/09)
Floor Exercise: 9.850, twice, last at Alabama (2/18/11)
All-Around: 39.100 at Alaska-Anchorage (3/13/09)

Season Averages

Season VT UB BB FX A-A
2011 9.856 9.728 9.100 9.166* 38.470
2010 9.861 9.547 9.525
2009 9.830 9.598 9.457 9.475


* Had a 9.800 average on floor exercise in 2011 before getting injured during her floor routine and not finishing, resulting in a score of 4.700.

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