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McKenna Kelley
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McKenna Kelley 2335742
Position: All-Around
Height: 5'1"
Class: Junior
Experience: 2 Letters
City/State: Houston, Texas
High School: Second Baptist School
Club: Stars Gymnastics
Major: Psychology
Born: 04/15/1997

2017 First-Team All-American (FX)
2017 Second-Team Regular Season All-American (FX)
2017 SEC Floor Exercise Champion
2017 All-SEC
2017 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2016 SEC All-Freshman
2016 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

Set to anchor the floor lineup for the Tigers in 2018 after competing in the fifth spot in 12 meets as a sophomore … The reigning SEC Floor Exercise Champion … A two-time All-American and All-SEC performer on floor.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2017)
Earned First-Team All-America honors on floor during NCAA Championship Semifinal II with a 9.95 in the fifth spot of the Tigers’ lineup … Posted a score of 9.90 on floor in the NCAA Super Six … Masterfully clinched the SEC Floor Exercise title and the Tigers’ overall SEC Championship with a 9.95 in the fifth spot of the event ... Performed her first career vault and scored a 9.825 against New Hampshire ... Added a 9.925 in the fifth spot of the floor lineup against UNH ... Earned a 9.90 on floor in the fifth spot to seal the Tigers’ 198 at home against Florida... Set a new career high on floor and captured her first career event title with a 9.975 on floor against George Washington and Iowa ... Returned from time off with a 9.925 on floor at Arkansas ... Missed meets against Kentucky and Missouri with a back injury ... Earned a 9.875 on floor in the Tigers’ win at Alabama ... Posted a 9.925 in the fifth spot of the Tigers’ floor lineup for second overall against Georgia … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2016)
Competed on floor in 13 of 14 meets this season and missed only the Lady Luck Invitational ... Hit her stride at the midway point of the season and put up great scores on floor … Earned SEC All-Freshman honors when she posted a career-high tying 9.925 on floor at the SEC Championship … Also scored a 9.925 on floor against Auburn … Helped LSU achieve a school-record finish as the national runners-up with a 9.90 on floor in the NCAA Super Six … Her 9.925 against Auburn helped LSU tie the school record with a 49.700 team total … Suffered an ankle injury in November that limited her training all the way into the early part of the season … Earned a spot on the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.

CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL
Trained as an elite gymnast in 2015 and prior to that was a level 10 competitor at Stars Gymnastics for coaches Dan and Ashly Baker … Captured a share of the all-around title at the prestigious Nastia Liukin Cup in 2014 … Won the national floor title at the 2014 Junior Olympic National Championships … Finished in fifth place in the all-around at the 2013 JO National Championships … Placed in the top five in all four events and the all-around at the 2014 Region 3 Championships … Recorded a Top 10 finish in six of seven competitions in the 2014 club season … Attended Second Baptist School in Houston.

PERSONAL
Full name is McKenna Lane Kelley … Born April 15, 1997 in Houston, Texas … Daughter of Mary Lou Retton and Shannon Kelly … Her mother Mary Lou Retton won the gold medal in the all-around at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles … Her father Shannon Kelley was a quarterback at the University of Texas and is now assistant head coach/running backs coach at Houston Baptist University … Has three sisters, Shayla, Skyla and Emma … Shayla is a competitor on the Baylor University acrobatics and tumbling team … Majoring in psychology.

KELLEY’S CAREER HIGHS
Vault: 9.825 (3-10-17 vs. New Hampshire)
Floor: 9.975 (2-19-17 vs. GWU/Iowa)

KELLEY’S CAREER INDIVIDUAL TITLES
Floor: 2
Total: 2

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