Kaleigh

Dickson

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All-Around
Height: 5'0"
Class: Senior
City/State: Oldsmar, Fla.
High School: Academy of the Holy Names
Club: LaFleur's
Major: Mass Communication
Experience: 4 Letters

Bio

2014 Second-Team Regular Season All-American (AA)
2014 SEC Community Service Team
2014 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2011 Second-Team All-American (AA)
2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2010 NACGC/W Scholastic All-American
2010 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll

SENIOR SEASON (2014)
Finished her career with an outstanding senior campaign in which she ranked as one of the nation’s top all-arounders … A consistent and composed gymnast who provided fantastic scores while competing in the leadoff spot on vault, bars and floor all season … Ranked No. 15 in the all-around and No. 25 on vault nationally in the final standings … Earned Second-Team Regular Season All-America honors in the all-around with a 39.405 regional qualifying score (RQS) … Established career highs in all four events and the all-around as a senior by scoring a 9.925 on vault (twice), 9.90 on bars (three times), 9.875 on beam (twice), 9.925 on floor and 39.500 in the all-around … Career high all-around of 39.500 came on Senior Night against Kentucky (3/7) … Won two individual titles this season with 9.925s on vaults against Missouri (2/28) and Kentucky … Limited to bars and beam at the NCAA Championships after suffering an injury during the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional (4/5) and still managed to tie her career high on bars with a 9.90 in the NCAA Super Six Finals (4/19) … Averaged a 9.850 on floor, 9.813 on bars and beam and a 39.364 in the all-around … Tallied 10 scores of 9.90 or higher during the season, highlighted by five on vault, and produced 41 scores of 9.80 or higher … Named to the SEC Community Service Team for her active leadership in service projects in the local community … Earned a spot on the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the fifth consecutive season.

JUNIOR SEASON (2013)
Provided a calming effect as she either led off or competed early in the lineup in each event as an all-arounder … Continued her fantastic consistency as an all-around performer and displayed improvement in every event as a junior … Recorded career highs on vault (9.925), bars (9.90), beam (9.875) and the all-around (39.375 twice) … Performed well in big meets, scoring a 39.375 all-around at the SEC Championship (3/23) and a 39.350 at the NCAA Columbus Regional (4/6) … Career-high 9.925 vault came against Alabama (3/8), 9.90 on bars came at the Metroplex Challenge (1/26), 9.875 on beam came at the SEC Championship and 39.375 all-around came versus Georgia (3/1) and at the SEC Championship … Won the first individual title of her career with a 9.85 on bars at Missouri (2/8) … Posted three scores of 9.90 or higher during the season and earned 39 scores of 9.80 or better … Averaged a 9.838 on vault, 9.773 on bars, 9.729 on beam, 9.825 on floor and 39.278 in the all-around … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the fourth straight year.

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.

CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL
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.

PERSONAL
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 … Earned her bachelor’s degree in mass communication and is currently pursuing a master’s degree … Chose LSU because of the coaches, team and staff as well as the academic programs.

DICKSON’S CAREER HIGHS
Vault: 9.925 (three times; Last: 3-14-14 vs. Kentucky)
Bars: 9.900 (four times; Last: 4-19-14 at NCAA Super Six Finals)
Beam: 9.875 (three times; Last: 4-5-14 at NCAA Baton Rouge Regional)
Floor: 9.925 (2-28-14 vs. Missouri)
All-Around: 39.500 (3-14-14 vs. Kentucky)

DICKSON’S CAREER INDIVIDUAL TITLES
Vault: 2
Bars: 1
Total: 3

 

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