Women's Gymnastics

 Taylor Puryear
Taylor Puryear


Suitland, Md.

High School:
Dr. Henry A Wise High School



Unique Sports Academy


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


Excite Night, vs. LSU and Arizona State, 011615

The gymnastics team hosted Excite Night with Arizona State and LSU Friday, January 16, 2015, at Memorial Coliseum.

  • 2014 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

2014 (Freshman): Named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll ... Competed in 12 meets for UK as a freshman in 2014, 12 times on floor and three times on balance beam ... Led UK on floor twice in her freshman season ... Scored a career-high 9.800 on balance beam at the NCAA Regionals, tied for fourth ... Claimed a meet-high score of 9.900 on floor in UK's win over California and Centenary on March 7 ... Posted a career-best 9.925 on floor in UK's upset win over Auburn on Feb. 28, tied for the Wildcats' second-highest score on the event in 2014.

Pre-College: Won the all-around title at the 2009 Columbia Challenge and the Frederick Classic... Finished sixth at the 2010 State Championships... Won the all-around title at the 2010 Unique Classic... Finished third at the 2011 Maryland Classic... Won beam at the 2011 State Championships... Won the all-around title while finishing first on beam at the 2012 Circle of Stars meet... She finished second all-around and first on floor at the 2013 Maryland Classic... Won the all-around title and finished first on floor at the 2013 March Madness Invitational... Finished fourth all-around at the 2013 State Championships... Finished fourth on bars at the 2013 Regionals.

Personal: Full name is Taylor Annette Puryear... Parents are Charles and Deborah Puryear.

Career Highs:
Balance Beam: 9.800, April 5, 2014 at NCAA Regionals
Floor Exercise:
9.925, Feb. 28, vs. Auburn

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