Women's Gymnastics

 Sara Shipley
Sara  Shipley


Coral Springs, Fla.

High School:
Coral Springs Charter School/Broward Virtual Schoo



American Twisters


Wildcats Rank Fourth on SEC Winter Sports Academic Honor Roll

65 UK student-athletes earn spots on honor roll


Kentucky Leads 2012-13 Winter SEC Academics Honor Roll

Honor roll features 49 Kentucky student-athletes


Gymnastics Records School-Record NCAA Regional Score

Wildcats Finish Fourth with 195.575


Kentucky Places Eighth at SEC Championships

Wildcats Total 194.6


Kentucky Gymnastics Posts Third-Straight 196+ Score

No. 20 Wildcats Win Second-Straight on Senior Night


UK Gymnastics vs Alabama

The UK Gymnastics team hosted Alabama for its DanceBlue Meet on Jan. 30, 2015 in Memorial Coliseum.

  • 2013, 2014, 2015 SEC Academic Team

2015 (Senior):Named to the SEC Academic Team for the third consecutive season ... Competed in one meet as a senior, on beam in UK's season-opener at Washington ... Saw action in two additional meets in an exhibition on beam, including on senior night.

2014 (Junior): Named to the SEC Academic Team for the second consecutive season ... Competed in two meets as a junior on beam, both coming in the postseason ... At the NCAA Regionals, earned a 9.725 on beam, the third-highest score on the team ... Made her season debut at the SEC Championships and scored a 9.700 on beam.

2013 (Sophomore): Contributed to UK in three events throughout the season, swinging bars at all but one meet ... Led UK with a career-high 9.85 on bars against Bowling Green ... Competed at every meet of the season ... Had a great meet at top-ranked and would be national champions Florida, competing in her home state, with a season-high 9.8 leading off on vault as well as a 9.75 on bars ... Best meet of the season came against LSU with a pair of season-high 9.8s on bars and beam.

2012 (Freshman):
Enrolled at UK in January and contributed immediately on vault and uneven bars ... Started the season with a 9.85 on vault before injuring an ankle that would lead to her missing eight meets on vault ... Returned to vault against Centenary with a 9.775, followed by a 9.8 at the SEC Championships ... Competed in 12 meets on uneven bars with an average of 9.685, which was the third best on the team ... Highest bar score was a 9.825 against George Washington/Ball State ... Scored a 9.8 or higher on bars three times ... High scores on bars helped Kentucky post team scores of 49.150 and 49.125, which are the sixth and seventh highest scores in school history on the event ... Led Kentucky on vault against Oklahoma/Wisconsin-Oshkosh/Bowling Green.

Pre-College: Exceptional athlete in club gymnastics at American Twisters under coach Gary Anderson ... Was a three-time state all-around champion in Florida in 2003, 2004 and 2006, while earning second place honors in 2007 and 2009 ... Earned Level 10 Regional Qualifier status in 2009 ... Was a 2009 junior division Pre-Elite Qualifier ... Was a Level 9 National Qualifier and Region 8 team member in 2008, while the year before she was a Level 8 Regional Qualifier and an alternate on the Florida State Team ... Worked extremely hard in the classroom to graduate a semester early from high school, while maintaining her conditioning and training in the gym ... Transferred from Coral Springs Charter School to Broward Virtual School her senior year of high school.

Personal: Full name is Sara Nicole Shipley ... Parents are Tom and Gina Shipley ... Has one brother, Tommy, who is 22 ... Attended Coral Springs Charter School and Broward Virtual School ... Native of Coral Springs, Fla. ... She has not decided on a major.

Career Highs:
Vault: 9.850, Jan. 7, 2012, vs. Oklahoma, Bowling Green, Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Uneven Bars:
9.850, March 8, 2013, vs. Bowling Green
Balance Beam: 9.800, Twice, Most Recent: Feb. 8, 2013, vs. Georgia
Floor Exercise:
9.000, Jan. 7, 2012, vs. Oklahoma, Bowling Green, Wisconsin-Oshkosh

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