Gymnastics hosts Florida at Memorial Coliseum on February 7, 2014
2013 (Junior): Solid contributor on both bars and beam throughout the season ... Career-high beam score 9.875 led off the Kentucky record team balance beam total at Penn state ... Produced one of her top performances of the season with a then-season-high 9.8 on bars and a 9.75 on beam on at Auburn ... Went 9.75 and 9.725 on bars and beam respectively at Cal.
2012 (Sophomore): Walk-on athlete that continued her strong performances, helping Kentucky on balance beam and floor exercise ... Competed on beam and floor in every meet but one ... Secured career bests on both events with a 9.825 on beam and a 9.85 on floor ... Led Kentucky on beam four times ... Earned two event titles, both on beam against Centenary and Georgia where she scored a 9.8 and a 9.825, respectively ... Guided UK to three of the top 15 team scores on beam in school history (48.975, 49.0, 49.05) ... Ended the season with a 9.637 average on beam and a 9.715 average on floor ... Third highest floor average on the team.
2011 (Freshman): Stepped in as a walk-on freshman and filled a spot in Kentucky's floor lineup, posting a season average of 9.465 ... Competed on floor in every meet but one ... Earned a career-best floor score of 9.75 in Kentucky's win over SEC foe LSU.
Pre-College: Competed for Larisa Firestone at Frederick Gymnastics Club as a level 10 gymnasts ... Won the 2007 Maryland Championship and regional championship in 2007, while claiming the Eastern National Championship in 2007 in all-around and bars ... Also finished fifth in vault and seventh in floor at the Eastern National Championships ... Performed overseas in Hamburg, Germany, in the 2005 Alster Pokal Invitational, finishing second in the all-around, while her team took home first-place honors ... Finished seventh in the all-around in the same event in 2006 ... Competed in the US and American Challenge in 2004 ... Was on the honor roll in high school and was a member of Athletes for Achievement ... Started gymnastics in 1995 at the age of 3.
Personal: Full name is Kayla Marie Sienkowski ... Parents are John and Sonja Sienkowski ... Has one brother, John Matthew, 18 ... Attended Frederick High School ... Native of Frederick, Md. ... Intends on majoring in merchandising, apparel and textiles.
Collegiate Bests Balance Beam: 9.825, twice, last at Illinois (3/2/12) Floor Exercise: 9.85 vs George Washington/Ball State (3/11/12)