The Alabama-Arkansas meet marks gymnastics’ Academic Achievement Night, during which the Tide will not only celebrate its 3.8 team grade point average, but they will honor local elementary school students who have made the A/B honor roll
ALABAMA HIGHLIGHTS: 2015 | Sophomore Honors — First-team Uneven Bars All-American ... SEC Academic Honor Roll … All-Around — competed in the all-around four times with a career high of 39.625 against Boise State ... won the all-around twice ... Vault — competed on the vault lineup four times ... won the vault against Boise State with a career-best 9.925 ... Uneven Bars — competed on the uneven bars 12 times, scoring 9.9 or better six times including a career-best 9.95 against Boise State ... finished fifth on the uneven bars at the NCAA Championships ... won the uneven bars twice ... scored a 9.9 the last three routines of the season in the NCAA Championships Semifinals, Super Six Team Finals and Individual Event Finals, earning first-team All-America honors along the way ... Balance Beam — competed on the balance beam six times, including winning the event with a career-best 9.9 against eventual national champion Florida ... Floor Exercise — competed on the floor exercise four times, scoring a trio of 9.875s ... In The Classroom — carries a 3.333 cumulative grade point average into her junior year.
2014 | Freshman Honors — Second-Team All-Around All-American ... SEC All-Freshman Team ... four-time SEC Freshman of the Week (1/14, 2/3, 2/25, 3/18) ... All-Around — competed in the all-around in 12 of 14 meets during the season ... scored a career-best 39.525 in the all-around at the 2014 NCAA Championships Super Six Finals ... Vault — competed on the vault in all 14 meets during the season ... scored a career-best 9.9 on the vault on the road at the Quad Meet, at the 2014 NCAA Seattle Regional Championships and at the 2014 NCAA Championships Super Six Finals ... Uneven Bars — competed on the uneven bars in all 14 meets during the season ... scored a career-best 9.900 on the uneven bars on the road at the SEC Championships and again in the 2014 NCAA Championships semifinals ... Balance Beam — competed on the balance beam in 13 of 14 meets during the season ... scored a career-best 9.9 on the balance beam on the road at Auburn and again during the 2014 NCAA Championships Super Six Finals ... Floor Exercise — competed on the floor exercise in 13 of 14 meets during the season ... posted a career-best 9.875 on the floor exercise four times – at home against Georgia and Auburn and at the 2014 NCAA Championships Semifinals as well at the Super Six Team Finals.
PREP HIGHLIGHTS: Coached by Rob Travers, Buddy Thorburn and Jenna Squires at High Point Gymnastics Academy ... 2011 USA Junior Olympic national all-around and floor exercise champion ... five-time J.O. National Championship qualifier ... three-time USA J.O. Region 8 all-around champion ... two-time North Carolina state all-around champion ... 2011 Nastia Liukin Cup qualifier.
PERSONAL INFORMATION: Full Name: Mary Kaitlyn Bailey ... daughter of Katherine and Alex Bailey ... brothers – Vance, Ricky and Greg ... sisters – Amanda, Kristina and Madison ... general studies major ... born July, 4, 1995.