Meet the Wildcats: Amy Roemmele

LEXINGTON, Ky. – In preparation for the Blue/White Scrimmage on Dec. 13, UKathletics.com presents “Meet the Wildcats,” an opportunity for you to get to know a little more about the 2016 Kentucky Gymnastics team. Today’s Meet the Wildcats features senior Amy Roemmele.


Roemmele, a senior from White Lake, Michigan, enters 2016 after competing in every meet for the Wildcats as a junior on uneven bars and in eight meets on beam. She recorded a 9.825 on uneven bars at the NCAA Regionals after a season-best 9.850 at the SEC Championships. During Excite Night on January 16th she scored a 9.825 on the uneven bars, and a season-best 9.750 on beam against Alabama. She earned SEC Academic Team honors for the third consecutive season with the Wildcats. 


Here’s a bit more on Amy:


Quick Facts

Birthplace: Michigan 

Parents: Renee & Scott Roemmele

Siblings: Megan, Rachel

Twitter Handle: @AmyRoemmele

Instagram Handle: @AmyRoemmele

Major: Kinesiology 

Nickname(s): Rom.com


Get to Know Amy in Competition

The best part about being a UK student-athlete is …. Being viewed as a role model to younger gymnasts and being able to compete while focusing on school.

My most memorable moment as a gymnast was …  Breaking the school record at Penn State in 2013.

I’m most looking forward to our meet with _____ ….. Georgia because the last time we were at home we tied them.

I’m most excited for this during the season …. Pre-meet pump up dancing and getting ready in our locker room.

My role model in gymnastics is… Samantha Peszek

My goal this season is to ….  To make it to the NCAA’s as a team. 


Amy Outside of Competition

My favorite book is ….  Harry Potter

My favorite place on UK’s campus is … The arboretum.

Pre-meet superstitions … I have to wear the same blue and white hair ribbon every time. 

Growing up, my celebrity crush was …  Aaron Carter

Favorite board game … Life

My dream job is to be …. A strength and conditioning coach here at UK.

My favorite thing about UK is  … Being a part of the athlete family here at UK, where everyone is so supportive of each other.

The best concert I have ever been to …  Taylor Swift



The Wildcats kick off the 2016 season with the Blue/White scrimmage on Sun., Dec. 13 at a time still to be determined. The scrimmage will serve as a preview to the 2016 season, with the season opener Excite Night set for Fri., Jan. 8 against Ball State at 7 p.m. All home meets will be held in Memorial Coliseum. 


For complete news and updates on the Kentucky Gymnastics program, go to UKathletics.com. Breaking news, behind-the-scenes updates and more can be found on Twitter at @UKGymnastics and Facebook at Facebook.com/UKGymnastics.