Women's Gymnastics

 Kenzie Hedges
Kenzie Hedges


Rowlett, Texas

High School:



United Elite


UK Beats Second Consecutive Ranked Team in Senior Night Win

Wildcats close home slate with 196.150 to down No. 22 California and Centenary


Shannon Mitchell's Career-Night Helps UK to Season-Best Score

Wildcats fall at No. 13 Arkansas with a season-high 195.975


Gymnastics Smashes School-Record Team Score at Penn State

No. 19 Wildcats Total 196.775 at No. 16 Penn State


Gymnastics Set for Top-20 Showdown at Penn State

No. 19 UK to Face No. 16 PSU in Top-20 Showdown


Kentucky Gymnastics Posts Third-Straight 196+ Score

No. 20 Wildcats Win Second-Straight on Senior Night

2013 (Sophomore): A major contributor to UK on both vault and floor exercise throughout the regular season ... Averaged over a 9.8 on vault, including a career-high 9.875 to win the event in the home finale ... season-best 9.825 was reached three times during the season ... Enjoyed a solid performance at Cal to start the season with a 9.85 on vault and a 9.825 on floor as highlights.

2012 (Freshman):
Competed in all 13 meets on vault and 12 meets on floor exercise ... Ended season with career high 9.85 on vault and 9.875 on floor ... Posted a 9.798 average on vault to lead the team, while also earning a 9.708 average on floor, which was fourth on the team ... Earned seven scores of 9.8 or higher on vault, including a 9.825 on her first collegiate vault ... Led the Wildcats on vault five times ... Won one event title, scoring a 9.85 on vault at Centenary ... Helped UK to a 49.125 team score on vault twice during the season, which tied the 10th-highest score in school history ... Competed on beam in two meets, scoring a season best 9.625 at Arkansas.

Pre-College: Competed in high school and was coached by her mother, Denise, and Stephanie Tyson ... Performed club gymnastics at United Elite under coaches Igor Carvalho and Denise Hedges - her mother ... Was a 2010 Sand Dollar Elite qualifier, while she posted the highest compulsory vault score as an elite gymnastics qualifier ... In 2009, she finished second on vault at the Kurt Thomas Invitational and competed on vault and floor at the Texas Prime Meet ... Participated in the Wild Rose International in Canada, finishing second on vault, third on floor and third in the all-around ... Earned all-state selection for a third-place finish on vault at the state championships.

Personal: Full name is Kenzie Lauren Hedges ... Parents are Darrin and Denise Hedges ... Father played professional soccer and currently is a soccer coach ... Mother, Denise, coaches gymnastics for Rockwall High School, the same school Kenzie graduated from ... Has one sister, Tori, 14 ... Major is undecided but is planning on either pharmacy or pre-med.

Collegiate Bests
Vault: 9.85, three times, last at Centenary (3/17/12)
Balance Beam: 9.625 at Arkansas (1/13/12)
Floor Exercise: 9.875 vs. Auburn/Pittsburgh (2/24/12)

Season Averages

2012 9.798 - 9.113 9.708 -
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