2018 First-Team All-American (VT, UB, FX, AA)
2018 Second-Team Regular Season All-American (VT, UB, FX, AA)
2018 SEC Gymnast of the Week (vs. Auburn)
2017 NCAA Vault National Champion
2017 First-Team All-American (VT)
2017 Second-Team Regular Season All-American (VT)
2017 SEC All-Freshman
2017 SEC Gymnast of the Week (at Kentucky)
2017 SEC Freshman of the Week (vs. Georgia, vs. GWU/Iowa)
Has put together one of the best resumes for an LSU gymnast in two seasons … One of the premier all-around gymnasts in the country ... Earned All-America honors on vault, bars, floor and all-around in both the regular season and at NCAA Championships … Has earned 10 All-America honors for eighth in school history … Her 24 individual titles rank 20th in school history … Owns career-high scores of 9.95 or higher on all four events … Is one of eight gymnasts in school history to achieve that feat … Scored a 39.700 or higher in the all-around twice in one season … Also one of three gymnasts in school history to achieve a 9.90 or higher on all four events in their first two seasons.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2018)
Relied on heavily in all four events … Delivered clutch performances all throughout the season … Her consistent performances were rewarded with All-America honors on vault, bars, floor and all-around in both the regular season and at NCAA Championships … Executed bars to perfection at NCAA Championships and scored a 9.950 at NCAA Super Six and 9.9375 at NCAA Semifinal I … Totaled a 9.90 on floor at the semifinal … Anchored LSU’s vault lineup at the NCAA Regional with a 9.95 … Scored a pair of 9.90’s on vault and bars at SEC Championships … Closed out the regular season with a 39.700 in the all-around thanks to a 9.90 on vault, 9.925 on bars, 9.90 on beam and career high 9.975 on floor … Scored a career high 39.775 in the all-around after posting a 9.90 on vault, career high 9.975 on bars, 9.925 on beam, and career high 9.975 on floor … Wrapped up vault with an outstanding 9.95 on a perfect stick and also delivered a 9.925 on floor at Missouri … Went on the road and delivered scores of 9.90 on bars and floor at Florida … Opened the season with an outstanding 9.95 on bars.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2017)
Outstanding freshman who made an immediate impact in the Tigers’ lineup ... Took home the program’s fifth NCAA Vault National Championship with a 9.9875 at Semifinal II … Earned scores of 9.90 on floor and 9.9375 on beam at the NCAA Super Six … Won vault at the NCAA Lincoln Regional with a 9.925 ... Captured SEC All-Freshman honors after totaling a 9.90 on beam at the championship ... Won the bars title with a career-high score of 9.95 against New Hampshire... Earned a 9.90 at home against No. 3 Florida on vault ... Won the vault title with a 9.95 and finished with a 9.90 on bars and 9.925 on floor against George Washington and Iowa ... Named the SEC Freshman of the Week after the tri meet… Finished with three scores of 9.90 or better at the GymQuarters Invite... Earned scores of 9.90 on vault, 9.90 on bars and 9.925 on beam ... Won the vault title (9.90) and all-around title (39.500) at Arkansas ... Captured the all-around for the second time with a score of 39.375 at home against Missouri... Won the all-around in her first career appearance at Kentucky with a score of 39.625 ... Totaled the third-highest all-around score by a freshman in school history ... Also won bars with a score of 9.925 and beam with a 9.95 against the Wildcats ... Was named the SEC Gymnast of the Week after her performance against UK … Totaled a 9.90 on bars against Texas Woman’s ... Added a 9.90 in the fourth spot of the vault lineup in her first road meet at Alabama... In her first career vault she earned a 9.95 to capture the event title vs. Georgia ... Named the SEC Freshman of the Week after her performance against the Bulldogs.
Trained under coaches Trent and Jill Spaulding at Precision gymnastics where she dominated as a level 10 gymnast … A seven-time Junior Olympic Level 10 National Champion, including back-to-back national champion in the all-around in 2014 and 2015 … Nearly swept first place in every meet at 2015 J.O. championships after winning national titles on vault, bars and floor … Took home the all-around title in every meet in which she competed during 2015 season and also added three perfect 10.0 scores … Competed at the 2014 and 2012 Nastia Liukin Cup … Captured the beam title at the 2013 J.O. championships … In 2014, finished second on bars and floor and third on beam at J.O. championships … Also took first on beam, second in the all-around and third on vault at 2013 J.O. championships.
Full name is Kennedi Danyelle Edney … Born August 14, 1998 … Daughter of Buffy Edney and former UCLA basketball star Tyus Edney… Has one sister, Kolbi-Rae … Majoring in sociology.
EDNEY’S CAREER HIGHS
Vault: 9.9875 (4-14-17 at NCAA Championship Semifinal II)
Bars: 9.975 (twice; Last: 3-17-18 vs. Arizona; First: 3-4-18 vs. Auburn)
Beam: 9.950 (1-27-17 at Kentucky)
Floor: 9.975 (twice; Last: 3-17-18 vs. Arizona; First: 3-4-18 vs. Auburn)
All Around: 39.775 (3-4-18 vs. Auburn)
EDNEY’S CAREER INDIVIDUAL TITLES
All Around: 6