Height: 5'2"
Class: Junior
City/State: Claremont, N.C.
High School: Christian Family Academy
Club: Shooting Stars
Major: Accounting
Experience: 3 Letters


2018 NACGC/W Scholastic All-American 
2018 SEC Academic Honor Roll

Fiery competitor who can push for a spot in the lineup on vault, beam and floor … Has experience as LSU’s leadoff performer on floor in 2018.

Started LSU strong on floor in every meet … Scored a 9.80 or higher in three of four postseason meets to set the tone … Earned a 9.850 at NCAA Super Six and 9.80 at NCAA Semifinal I … Led off LSU’s floor lineup at SEC Championships with a 9.85 … Improved on her career high on floor with a 9.925 against TWU … Set a then, career high on floor with a 9.90 at Missouri … Posted a 9.85 in the second spot of floor against Kentucky … Finished with a strong score of 9.85 as the first performer on floor against Alabama … Posted a score of 9.875 in the leadoff spot of floor in the season opener against Arkansas … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

Earned experience as an alternate in many meets during the season … Competed at home on floor against George Washington and Iowa (2/19) and scored a 9.625 … Performed on floor in an exhibition role at No. 6 Kentucky (1/27) … Named to the First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll.

A level 10 gymnast at Shooting Stars Gymnastics under coaches Vladimir and Elena Smirnov … A two-time qualifier for Junior Olympic (J.O.) National Championships … Placed 10th in the all-around at the 2015 championships and earned Top-5 finishes on vault, beam, floor and the all-around at the 2015 Level 10 Regional Championships … Won two beam titles, one vault title and one all-around title during the 2014 season … Finished 10th on vault at 2014 J.O. championships.

Full name is Ashlyn Drew Kirby … Born April 2, 1998 … Daughter of Andrew and Susan Kirby … Has one sister, Whitney who was a gymnast at Georgia from 2012 to 2014 … Majoring in business.

Floor: 9.925 (2-18-18 vs. TWU)

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