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)
The first freshman in school history to win an individual national championship when she took home the NCAA title on vault with a 9.9875 … A two-time All-American on vault … Earned a score of at least 9.925 on all four events during her freshman season … Totaled a 9.95 on bars for the highest score by a freshman on the event in school history … Her 9.9875 at the 2017 NCAA Championship was the second-highest score by a freshman on vault in school history and the highest at an NCAA event by an LSU gymnast in school history.
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: 9.950 (3-10-17 vs. New Hampshire)
Beam: 9.950 (1-27-17 at Kentucky)
Floor: 9.925 (twice; Last: 2-19-17 vs. GWU/Iowa; First: 1-27-17 at Kentucky)
All Around: 39.625 (1-27-17 at Kentucky)
EDNEY’S CAREER INDIVIDUAL TITLES
All Around: 3