Women's Gymnastics

 Whitney Rose
Whitney Rose


Frisco, Texas

High School:
Centennial H.S.



Kurt Thomas Gymnastics


2011-12 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll Announced

43 UK Student-Athletes make honor roll


2012 CATSPY Awards Presented

Men's and women's basketball earn co-teams of the year honors


Gymnastics Finishes Season Ranked 25th Nationally

Kentucky gymnastics team earns third consecutive top-25 final ranking


Gymnastics Finishes Fifth in NCAA Champaign Regional

Kentucky gymnastics team concludes first season of Tim Garrison Era


UK Ties Best Finish with Fifth-Place Showing at SEC Championships

Kentucky gymnastics team defeats Auburn, Arkansas to tie best finish at SEC Championships


UK gymnastics team begins 2012 season on Saturday

The Kentucky gymnastics team will begin its 2012 on Saturday, Jan. 7 at 5;30 p.m. ET. Seniors Storey Morris and Whitney Rose give the fans all the information.

  • 2009 SEC Freshman of the Year

2011 (Junior): Was having an excellent season for the Wildcats until a knee injury during the LSU dual meet cut her season short ... Performed on vault, uneven bars and floor exercise in eight meets during the season, finishing with the best average on the team on vault with a 9.856 mark ... Set a season high on vault with a score of 9.9, twice ... Earned a vault score of 9.875 against Ohio State that helped Kentucky break the school-record team score on vault with a mark of 49.4 ... Led Kentucky on vault in four meets, while earning three event titles on vault ... Did well on bars, earning a season average of 9.728 ... Had a 9.8 average on floor exercise before getting injured during her floor routine and not finishing vs. LSU, resulting in a score of 4.700 ... Posted a career high score of 9.85 on floor three times during the season ... Was the team's co-captain.

2010 (Sophomore): Became first UK event specialist to advance to the NCAA Championships since 2006 when she tied for medalist honors with a 9.900 on the vault at the NCAA Central Regional Championships ... Tied for 16th place with a 9.850 on the vault at the NCAA Championships ... Finished the season ranked tied for 14th in the nation with an average score of 9.858 on the vault according to GymInfo.com ... Competed in all 13 meets ... Won medalist honors on the vault at seven meets ... Led all UK vaulters at 11 meets during the season, including eight consecutive ... Tied a career-high, scoring a 9.925 on the vault at the Lady Luck Invitational against LSU, Missouri and Arizona State ... One of only 10 gymnasts in school history to record a 9.925 or better on the vault ... Competed on the uneven bars in nine meets and on the balance beam in nine meets ... Tied a career-high with a 9.825 on the uneven bars against Ohio State ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Received the Most Outstanding Performer award on the vault at the end of the year banquet.

2009 (Freshman): Named SEC Freshman of the Year, becoming only the fifth Wildcat to achieve the first year status ... Evolved into one of UK's all-around performers ... Secured three event titles, two on vault and one all-around ... Earned career-best marks of 9.925 on vault, 9.825 on bars and beam, 9.775 on floor and 39.100 all-around ... Only dipped below a 9.800 twice on vault, helped the team to a season-long ranking in the top-15 ... Reached her first national ranking on vault in March at No. 36 ... She had the second-best scores on the entire team for vault and all-around.

Pre-College: Competed for Kurt Thomas at Kurt Thomas Gymnastics ... Was a Junior National Elite qualifier ... The 2008 Texas State vault and all-around champion ... 2008 Region 3 vault champion ... In 2004 took the Region 3 beam title ... Was a 2004 national qualifier.

Personal Information: Full name is Whitney Rose ... Born in Cleburne, Texas ... Parents are Robin and Donnell Rose ... Has two siblings, Roman, 13, and Cha'Don, 23 ... Ran track her sophomore year of high school.

Collegiate Bests
Vault: 9.925 twice, last, vs. LSU/Arizona State/Missouri (2/15/10)
Uneven bars: 9.825 twice, last vs. Ohio State (2/19/10)
Balance beam: 9.825 at Alaska-Anchorage (3/13/09)
Floor Exercise: 9.850, twice, last at Alabama (2/18/11)
All-Around: 39.100 at Alaska-Anchorage (3/13/09)

Season Averages

Season VT UB BB FX A-A
2011 9.856 9.728 9.100 9.166* 38.470
2010 9.861 9.547 9.525 - -
2009 9.830 9.598 9.457 9.475


* Had a 9.800 average on floor exercise in 2011 before getting injured during her floor routine and not finishing, resulting in a score of 4.700.

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