2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2011 Second-Team All-American (AA)
2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2010 Scholastic All-American
2010 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll
A hardworking competitor who trains as an all-arounder ... Came on strong at the end of the 2012 season and hopes to use that momentum to springboard into the 2013 season ... A leader inside and out the gym for LSU.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012)
A consistent competitor who demonstrated leadership inside and out of the gym ... Provided strong performances on vault, beam and floor during the season ... Posted a career-high 9.85 on beam at the NCAA Championships Semifinal I (4/20) ... Earned a new career high with a 9.875 on vault at Arkansas (1/20) ... Served as the leadoff performer all season on floor and tallied eight scores of 9.80 or higher, including six in a row from January to March ... Compiled 23 total scores of 9.80 or higher all season ... Recorded season highs of 9.875 on vault, 9.85 on beam and 9.85 on floor ... Her season-high 9.85 on floor was against Kentucky (2/3) ... Earned a spot on the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the third straight season.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2011)
Bounced back from a season-ending injury prior to the 2010 season to become one of the team's top all-arounders in 2011 ... Displayed consistency throughout the season with only six falls in 51 total routines ... Earned Second Team All-America honors with a seventh-place finish in the all-around in the first semifinal at the NCAA Championships (4/15) ... Pushed LSU's streak to 19 consecutive years with at least one All-American with her performance at nationals ... Set a career high with a 39.175 all-around score at the NCAA Championships and also tied her career best on vault with a 9.85 ... Tallied season highs of 9.85 on vault, 9.80 on bars, 9.825 on beam, 9.875 on floor and 39.175 in the all-around ... Competed in the all-around in 12 of 13 meets, including the NCAA Championships ... Qualified to nationals by finishing as the top all-arounder not on a qualifying team at the NCAA Athens Regional (4/2) with a 39.075 all-around score ... Best events were vault with a 9.760 average and floor with a 9.748 average ... Scored a 9.80 or higher in eight of 13 floor routines ... Tallied a 39.000 all-around score or higher in six of 12 meets ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second straight year.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2010)
Suffered a knee injury in the fall and was forced to redshirt the season ... Will compete as a redshirt freshman in 2011 ... Earned NACGC/W Scholastic All-American honors ... Named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.
Trained at LaFleur's Gymnastics in Tampa, Fla., under coaches Jeff LaFleur, Billy West and Amanda Stroud ... Was a three-time Level 10 Junior Olympic National Qualifier ... Placed second on vault and bars at the 2009 Florida state championships and finished second in the all-around ... Came in fourth in the all-around at the 2009 regional for Region 8 of USA Gymnastics and captured first place on vault and second on floor ... Was the 2008 Florida state vault and beam champion and finished second in the all-around ... Captured the all-around title at the 2008 regional with second-place finishes on vault and bars and a third-place mark on floor ... Finished 13th in the all-around at the 2008 national meet ... Placed 10th on bars and 17th in the all-around at the 2007 nationals ... Attended The Academy of the Holy Names High School in Tampa ... Earned status on the Principal and President's Honor Roll all four years ... Was a member of the Beta Club, Red Cross Club and Service Club ... Graduated with a 3.77 grade point average.
Full name is Kaleigh Elizabeth Dickson ... Born August 15, 1991 ... Daughter of Bob and Joanne Dickson ... Has an older brother, Bobby, and a younger brother, Jack ... Majoring in mass communication ... Chose LSU because of the coaches, team and staff as well as the academic programs.
DICKSON'S CAREER HIGHS
Vault: 9.875 (1-20-12 at Arkansas)
Bars: 9.800 (twice; Last: 2-18-11 vs. Georgia)
Beam: 9.850 (4-20-12 at NCAA Championships Semifinal I)
Floor: 9.875 (3-4-11 vs. New Hampshire)
All-Around: 39.175 (4-15-11 at NCAA Championships)