Meet the Wildcats: Katie Stuart

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 freshman Katie Stuart. 

Katie Stuart, a freshman from Suwanee, Ga., enters 2016 after claiming titles in all-around, uneven bars, and balance beam at the Georgia State Championships in 2014. She qualified for J.O Nationals in both 2013 and 2014, where she finished in the top-20 in the all-around and grabbed a 10th place finish on bars at J.O. Nationals. In 2013 she won the vault title at the Georgia State Championships and swept the individual events at the 2013 Sterling Classic. A graduate of Lambert High School, she won vault and placed third in the all-around and on beam at the Georgia State Championships in 2012. 

Here’s a bit more on Katie:

Quick Facts

Birthplace: Suwanee, Ga. 
Parents: Peter & Toni.
Siblings: Lauren & Chris.
Twitter Handle: @katiestuart929
Instagram Handle: @katie929
Major: Undergraduate Studies
Nickname(s): Stu


Get to Know Katie in Competition

My goals this season are … To get in line-ups. 
I want to improve my … Posture
I chose UK because …  It is closer to home and in the SEC.
The biggest influence for me in gymnastics… My mom. 
What I like about Coach Garrison and the staff… They are nice.
My most memorable moment as a gymnast was … The first time that I got calls from colleges.

Katie Outside of Competition

My favorite musical artist is …  Ed Sheeran
My pre-meet superstition is … That I have to hug my mom before the meet.
The most famous person I have ever met was … Ian Somerholder
The best concert I have ever been to …  John Mayer
The game show/reality show I’d dominate …  Big Brother
My dream job is to be …. To own a boutique.
My favorite TV show is … How I Met Your Mother


The Wildcats kick off the 2016 season with the Blue/White scrimmage on Sun., Dec. 13 at 2p.m. 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.