Women's Gymnastics

 Holly Cunningham
Holly Cunningham


Colorado Springs, Colo.

High School:
Pine Creek



Colorado Aerials

2013 (Junior): Emerged as one of UK's most dependable gymnasts contributing in multiple events, especially when the pressure was greatest ... -Tied CH with 9.9 on beam at Penn State to clinch UK season-high score on final routine of meet ... Won balance beam in the home finale against Bowling Green ... Posted a career high vault score for the third-straight week on beam against BGSU ... Clinched the school-record team score with a career-high 9.875 to anchor on beam at Ball State ... Went over 9.8 on both vault and beam against Florida, both then-season-highs ... Won first season event title on vault against No. 9 Arkansas, anchoring with a 9.825 to help UK to an upset victory ... Set a career-high on vault at Cal with a 9.85, while also earning a solid 9.8 to anchor on beam ... Led UK on vault at NCAA Regionals with a 9.85.

2012 (Sophomore):
Competed in all 13 meets on both vault and balance beam ... Posted a 9.796 average on vault and a 9.515 average on beam ... First career collegiate routine on vault and beam came in the team's opener where she posted a 9.75 on vault and 9.625 on beam ... Career best vault came at LSU, where she stuck her landing for a 9.85 ... Ended the season in style on vault with a 9.8 or higher in each of the last five meets ... Career high 9.825 on beam against Illinois-Chicago ... Earned one event title during the season with her 9.825 vault score at Illinois-Chicago ... Led Kentucky on vault in six meets, including the SEC Championship and NCAA Regional ... Helped UK to a 49.125 team score on vault twice during the season, which tied the 10th-highest score in school history ... Guided UK to three of the top 15 team scores on beam in school history (48.975, 49.0, 49.05).

2011 (Freshman): Battled a finger injury for most of the season, but performed on floor exercise in the final four meets of the year, including the SEC Championships and the NCAA Regional ... Best score of the season came at the SEC Championships, where she earned a 9.575 ... Scored a 9.5 on floor at the NCAA Regional ... Finished the season with an average on floor of 9.218.

Pre-College: Cunningham comes to Kentucky from Colorado Springs, Colo., where she competed at Colorado Aerials for Kathy Vigil and Jason Baits ... Cunningham was a 2005 Jr. Elite and Elite Classics Qualifier ... In 2007, Cunningham earned the Region Three gold medal on beam and all-around, while taking silver on vault ... Earned Region Three fourth-place honors on all-around and took the Colorado state floor championship in 2008 ... Took fourth on beam and all-around in Region Three and was the regional bronze medalist on beam in 2009 ... Also earned a place on the Region Three National Team from 2007-10 ... Worked with the Swing High Prospect in high school.

Personal: Full name is Holly Michelle Cunningham, but likes being called "Holls" ... Parents are Charles and Kim Cunningham ... Father played Professional baseball with the Pittsburgh Pirates ... Has one brother, Drew, 22, and one sister Becca, 20 ... Graduate of Pine Creek High School ... Native of Colorado Springs, Colo. ... Major is undecided.

Collegiate Bests
Vault: 9.85, twice, last at SEC Championships (3/24/12)
Balance Beam: 9.825 at Illinois-Chicago (1/28/12)
Floor Exercise: 9.575 at SEC Championships (3/19/11)

Season Averages

2012 9.796 - 9.515 - -
2011 - - - 9.218 -
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