Women's Gymnastics
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 Heather Hite
Heather Hite

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Parkersburg, W.Va.

High School:
Parkersburg South

Height:
4-11

Event:
All Around

Club:
Gymniks Gymnastics


  • 2008 Frank G. Ham Society of Character Award Recipient
  • Two-time SEC Academic Honor Roll (2006 and 2007)
  • 2006 CATSPY Female Rookie of the Year

2009 (Senior): A phenomenal beam and floor exercise performer again for the Cats, taking eight total event titles, five on beam and three on floor ... Ranked top-20 in the nation on the balance beam, being positioned as high as No. 16, while also reaching national status on the floor exercise ... Competed in every meet while leading UK on the balance beam 13 out of 14 times as well as the floor exercise eight times ... Earned a season-high of 9.925 on both the beam and floor, just shy of her career-high mark of 9.950 ... Averaged at least a 9.800 on both events, taking a score 9.800 or better 10 times on beam and 11 times on floor ... She took the beam title in Alaska twice, while leading the Wildcats to a top-two program score of 49.300 ... Led the team 21 times on either the beam or floor ... Finished the year with a total of 27 career event titles, 14 of which were on the balance beam.

Hite at Photo Day2008 (Junior): Led the Wildcats on beam with a season high 9.925 ... Holds the top-six spots on beam for UK in 2008 ... Owns 19 career titles, adding seven from her junior year ... Three consecutive titles on floor against Auburn, SE Missouri, and Alabama ... Had three scores of 9.9 or better on floor and beam ... Scored 9.8 or better on beam and floor at the SEC Championships and NCAA Central Regional meet ... Competed in all 15 meets.

2007 (Sophomore): Had an outstanding sophomore year after recoving from off-season surgery ... Concluded the season with nine consecutive scores of 9.8 or better with her three individual crowns coming during that stretch ... Became the first Wildcat to record a 9.95 since 13-time All-America selection Jenny Hansen scored a 9.95 on beam twice during her illustrious career ... Also phenomenal on floor, claiming three titles in the team's last six meets and eclipsing the 9.9 plateau in four of the final six meets, an feat that also had not been accomplished since Hansen's career as aWildcat ...Won four floor-exercise titles during the course of the season.

2006 (Freshman): Won the Catspy for UK Female Rookie Athlete of the Year ... Competed on three events nearly all season for the Wildcats, the vault, balance beam and floor ... She set a career high three times with a 9.9 on the beam, including in the team season high, recorded at Arkansas ... Overall, averaged a 9.763 for the year on the beam, the second best on the squad ... Set a career high with a 9.9 at Florida on the floor en route to a team-best 9.773 average on the floor.

Pre-College: Placed third in the all-around at regional meet as a senior... Placed second on the floor, fourth on the beam and eighth in the all-around competition at Nationals last year... Four-time National Qualifier... First place winner on the beam at 2005 West Virginia state meet... Fourth place finish at regionals in the all-around as a junior... Won the beam competition at the regional meet as a junior.

Personal: Full name is Heather Dawn Hite ... Parents are Roger and Pam Hite ... Has a sister, Amanda (22) ... Father was a wrestler at Marshall ... Born on June 5, 1987 at Parkersburg, W.Va.

Collegiate Bests
Vault: 9.8, twice, last vs. TWU/BGSU/SEMO (3/10/07)
Balance Beam: 9.95 at TWU/BGSU/SEMO (3/10/07)
Floor Exercise: 9.95 at Arizona/PSU/TWU (3/16/07)

Season Averages

Season VT UB BB FX

A-A

2006 9.634 - 9.763 9.773 -
2007 9.586 - 9.796 9.796 -
2008 9.450 - 9.723 9.823 -
2009 - - 9.821 9.805 -

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