Women's Gymnastics

 Hillary Ferguson
Hillary Ferguson


Richmond, Ky.

High School:
Madison Central H.S.


All Around

All-American Gymnastics

  • Three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll (2007, 2008, 2009)
  • Two-time Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar (2008 and 2009)
  • SEC Athlete of the Week (3/10/08)

Ferguson at Photo Day 2009 (Junior): Was UK's most consistent all-around performer, competing in all four events in every meet ... Added five event titles (1-vault, 1-beam, 2-floor, 1-all-around) to her previous 12 ... Earned a career-high 9.825 on the balance beam against LSU in Kentucky's home conference opener ... Nabbed season-best marks of 9.875 on vault, 9.850 on bars, 9.900 on floor and 39.275 all-around ... Tallied a 9.900 on the floor exercise twice, first during Excite Night against Utah State and then again vs. Georgia/Centenary ... Led the Wildcats on individual events eight times.

2008 (Sophomore): Named SEC Athlete of the Week on March 10th for her performances in the tri-meet against Arizona and Western Michigan and at Ohio State ... Holds the top spot for the team on bars and floor ... Won 10 season titles ... Earned career highs on four events: vault (9.9), bars (9.875), beam (9.8), all-around (39.325) ... Hit two floor scores of 9.925, tying her career high score ... Performed the all-around in each of the Wildcats' 15 meets ... Led Kentucky on floor, vault, and the all-around at the NCAA Central Regional meet ... Notched a Wildcat high score in at least one event in 14 of 15 meets.

2007 (Freshman): Established herself as one of the team's leading all-around performers ... Led the Wildcats with a 9.798 average on floor exercise ... Captured two individual event titles on floor, including a season-best mark of 9.925 in a quad meet at Texas Woman's University on March 10 ... Eclipsed the 9.8 mark on floor in 10 of the squad's 13 meets during the season ... Led or tied for the team lead on floor in six meets ... Also the team's top returning competitor on bars, averaging a 9.602 on that apparatus.

Pre-College: Performed under coaches Mo Mitchell and Robin Bodem at All-American Gymnastics ... Competed on first-place team at the 2004 Junior Olympic Nationals as a sophomore ... Finished third on vault for that national champion team ... Took third place on floor the next year.

Personal: Full name is Hillary Rashida Ferguson ... Daughter of Haywood and Dorothy Ferguson ... Has two older brothers, Tivon (32) and James (23) ... Brother James played football for UK for one year and Kentucky State for one year ... Born on Sept. 6, 1988 in Lexington, Ky.

Collegiate Bests
Vault: 9.9 twice, last at Centenary (3/16/08)
Uneven Bars: 9.875 at Ohio State (3/9/08)
Balance Beam: 9.825 twice, lastat Florida (1/30/09)
Floor Exercise: 9.925 twice, last vs. Arizona/WMU (3/7/08)
All-Around: 39.325 vs. Arizona/WMU (3/7/08)

Season Averages

Season VT UB BB FX


2007 9.490 9.602 9.500 9.798 38.275
2008 9.783 9.652 9.605 9.788 38.828
2009 9.740 9.721 9.625 9.760 38.845

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