Kentucky earns two season-high event scores to reach 196 for first time this season
2013 (Freshman): Stepped into the vault lineup from day one and contributed at every meet of the season exclusively in the event ... spent much of the year as UK's leadoff competitor ... Top score 9.825 came in tie with Georgia ... Earned a 9.75 in her first career vault at Cal ... Set a then-career high 9.775 on vault in home opener against No. 9 Arkansas.
Pre-College: Competed for ACE Gymnastics where she was coached by Ray Gnat, Jon Lee, Beth Martin and Joan Gnat ... Level 10 Florida State Vault, Floor and All-Around Champion ... Placed second on vault at 2012 National Gymnastics Challenge ... Finished third on beam and floor at 2012 Presidential Classic ... Finished in the top twenty at 2012 Regionals ... Level Nine Virginia State Champion ... Qualified as Level Nine competitor at Regional and Eastern Nationals ... Seven-time Level 10 regional qualifier ... three-time Level 10 national qualifier ... Placed fourth all-around at State Championships ... finished tied for second on vault, fifth on balance beam, fifth on floor exercise, sixth on uneven bars and fourth overall in the all-around at 2012 Florida Prep Optional State Meet ... Competed at 2006 U.S. Classic Championships ... Began gymnastics at the three-years old at Ocean State Gymnastics in Rhode Island ... Started competing at six-years old ... Previously trained four years at Orlando Metro, Capital Gymnastics National Training Center in Virginia for three, ACE Gymnastics-Daytona (formerly Powerhouse Gymnastics) for two ... All-Conference weight lifter in high school ... Graduated high school summa cum laude.
Personal: Full name is Jillian Elizabeth Chappel ... Parents are David Chappel and Elizabeth Amido ... Has two prothers Jimmy (28), and Mitchell (9) ... Native of Ormond Beach, Fla. ... Plans to major in Biology ... Dream job is as a veterinarian.