Gymnastics hosts Florida at Memorial Coliseum on February 7, 2014
Two-time SEC Academic Team honoree
2014 (Sophomore): Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Named to the SEC Community Service Team ... Competed in 12 meets for UK in 2014, 12 times on floor and twice on uneven bars ... Recorded a career-best and team-high 9.925 on floor, tied for second on the event at the NCAA Regionals ... Notched a meet-best 9.825 in her career debut on uneven bars in Kentucky's win at Missouri on Jan. 24.
2013 (Freshman): Named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll ... Stepped right into the UK floor exercise lineup and contributed immediately as a freshman ... Earned a 9.725 at her first career meet at Cal ... Scored a season-high 9.8 three times including at NCAA Regionals ... Averaged over a 9.75 on floor.
Pre-College: Competed for Aerial Athletics and National Elite Gymnastics under Kristen Danson, Mark England , Ryan Snider and Heather Schnelzer ... Three-time Western National Team member ... Finished second at 2011 Texas State Meet in all-around, beam and floor ... Third Place in all-around at 2011 Regionals ... Took 24th in all-around at 2011 JO Nationals ... Level Nine Western champion on floor and vault in 2010 ... Level Nine Regional champion in all-around, bars, floor and vault in 2010 ... Level Nine State champion in all-around, floor and vault in 2010 ... Competed in track and field during 2012 where she was part of team that set school record in 4x100 meter relay ... Regional qualifier in 4x100 and 4x200 ... Track and Field Brennan Bear Female MVP ... Member of National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta and magna cum laude graduate of William J. Brennan High School.
Personal: Full name is Tiara Monique Phipps ... Parents are Altoneyar and Lori Phipps ... Has a sister Taliah, 16 ... Native of San Antonio, Texas ... Baptized by Basketball Hall of Famer and former San Antonio Spurs player David Robinson ... Intends to major in Psychology ... Dream job is to be a Cirque de Soleil performer.
Career Highs: Uneven Bars: 9.825, Jan. 24, 2014 at Missouri Floor Exercise: 9.925, April 5, 2014 at NCAA Regionals