Kennedy Hambrick - Gymnastics - Arkansas Razorbacks

Kennedy Hambrick

AA | Graduate | 5-3 | Houston, Texas | Reflex Gymnastics

Personal Bests
VT: 9.975, vs Missouri, Feb. 19, 2021
UB: 9.950 (2x), last at Tuscaloosa Regional, April 3, 2021
BB: 9.975 vs, SEMO, Feb. 6, 2022
FX: 9.975 (2x), last vs Missouri, Feb. 19, 2021
AA: 39.750, last vs Missouri, Feb. 19, 2021

Graduate Season (2023)
Appeared in 10 meets for Arkansas, primarily in the beam lineup… Scored a 9.850 on beam against Missouri on Feb. 24, which contributed to the Gymbacks’ new program record of 49.525 on beam… Scored a season high 9.900 on beam against Minnesota on March 10 for her first event title of the season… Made her season debut on vault at the SEC Championships on March 18 and scored 9.825 in the anchor spot

Senior Season (2022)
Earned her second individual all-around berth to NCAA Championships and her fifth All-America honor with a score of 39.325, sixth in the afternoon session and 17th overall… All-SEC honoree… Competed all-around 11 times on the season… Started the year with an all-around victory against Ohio State on Jan. 7 (39.350) and placed in the top three on all events… Earned her first event title on beam against Auburn (Jan. 14) with a 9.950 to tie her then-career high and took the all-around crown with a score of 39.525… Placed in the top three on beam (9.925) at Florida (Jan. 28)… Took the vault (9.925), beam (9.975) and floor (9.950) titles against SEMO on Feb. 6, her 9.975 on beam is a new career high and received one 10… Finished first all-around against Georgia (March 6) with a 38.800 and also tied for first on floor with a 9.925… Tied for third on vault at Elevate the State (March 6) with a 9.900… Notched a 9.925 on vault at Denver Quad on March 13 for a four-way tie with her teammates in a program-best 49.500 vault rotation… Earned no scores below 9.800 at SEC Championships and tied for ninth with an all-around score of 39.275 for All-SEC honors… Posted a season-high 39.575 all-around score in the Norman regional semifinal to clinch back-to-back NCAA Championships appearances as an individual… Placed in the top 10 on vault (9.875) and beam (9.900) in regional final… Will return to Arkansas for her fifth season in 2023

Junior Season (2021)
Finished the season with three regular-season All-America honors:  first-team All-America AA and second-team All-America honors on both vault and beam… Broke the Arkansas all-around score on Feb. 19, 2021 with a 39.750 AA score against No. 25 Mizzou…. Finished the season with two of the top 3 program AA scores after scoring 39.700 at Auburn on March 5… Set a new career-best and tied the Arkansas vault record on Feb. 19, 2021 with a 9.975 in the opening rotation against No. 25 Mizzou… Earned a spot at the NCAA Championships, finished 6th on VT (9.8875) earned 2nd Team All-America, finished 5th on UB (9.900) earned 2nd Team All-America,  finished 6th on BB (9.9125) earned 2nd Team All-America and closed out the competition 5th overall in the AA, earning 2nd Team All-America… Won 18 event titles over the season… Has competed in 32-straight meets in the AA since 2019.

Sophomore Season (2020)
All-SEC honoree… WCGA Regular Season All-American for All-Around… Finished the 2020 regular season ranked 16th in the country in the All-Around with a team-best NQS of 39.385… Also put together an NQS of 9.900 on the floor, good for 30th overall and 9.870 on the uneven bars to finish ranked 42nd in the country… Competed at all 10 meets for the Razorbacks in 2020, all as an All-Around competitor… Claimed 11 event titles as a sophomore, including four-straight AA titles… Won her first AA title at Missouri (39.425) helping Arkansas to its first SEC win since Feb. 2017, she took home both the floor and AA titles in Columbia… During this four-meet stretch (Jan.31-Feb. 21), Hambrick hit a career-high of 39.600 against Georgia (Feb. 7) with three scores of 9.925 or higher, on the BB she scored a career-best 9.925, she repeated the impressive performance against at LSU (Feb. 28)…. Hambrick scored a career-high 9.950 on the UB against the Bulldogs and a 9.925 on FX… She finished the season with five scores of 9.900 or higher on the floor.

Freshman Season (2019)
All-SEC honoree for All-Around … All-SEC Freshman Team in the All-Around … WCGA Scholastic All-American … SEC First-Year Honor Roll recipient … Finished the 2019 regular season ranked 36th in the country in the All-Around with a team-best NQS of 39.310 … Also put together an NQS of 9.860 in the Vault, good for 48th overall … Competed at all 13 meets for the Razorbacks in 2019 as a freshman, including each of the last 11 in the All-Around … Claimed six event victories in her first season as a Gymback … Debuted with a team-best 9.825 on the vault and a 9.800 on floor against No. 2 Oklahoma on Jan. 5 … Improved in the vault the following week at No. 18 Arizona, sharing the event crown with teammate Sydney McGlone after a score of 9.875 … Also appeared in her first balance beam rotation as a collegian at the meet, posting a mark of 9.825 … Put together her first All-Around score against No. 16 Kentucky with her first round on bars … Added another shared event title on beam with a score of 9.800 against the Wildcats … Posted the team’s top bars and All-Around scores at the Metroplex Challenge on Jan. 26, with a season-high 9.875 on bars and finishing with a total score of 39.350 … Led the team on bars (9.850) and beam (9.825) at No. 6 Georgia on Feb. 1 … Won the All-Around crown with a then-best of 39.375 after leading the team with a PR of 9.900 on bars and 9.875 on vault against No. 8 Alabama on Feb. 8 … Shared the vault title with an LSU gymnast on Feb. 22 behind a personal-best 9.900 on Feb. 22 … Set a new PR in the All-Around with a score of 39.425 at Elevate The Stage on March 8, matching her best on bars at 9.900 … Hauled in another AA crown at 39.125 after sharing the beam title at the Arkansas Quad meet (March 16) with a score of 9.900 … Earned All-SEC & Freshman All-SEC accolades for her 39.375 in the All-Around at the SEC Championships on March 23, tying her balance beam with her second consecutive 9.900 score in the event … Her AA score at the conference meet was highest by a Gymback since Katherine Grable’s 39.550 in 2014 … Competed in all four events at the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional, posting a high of 9.850 in the vault.

Prior to Arkansas
Comes to Arkansas from Reflex Gymnastics Academy where she competed at Level 10 since 2014 … Junior Olympic Nationals qualifier in 2015, 2017 and 2017 … Had 18 top-10 finishes in 2017 including eight event titles … Finished sixth in the all-around with a 37.625 and second on vault and balance beam at the 2017 state championships.

Kennedy Hambrick Personal Bests (Level 10):
Vault: 9.750 | Bars: 9.550 | Beam: 9.650 | Floor: 9.750  | AA: 38.475

2019 Performances

Jan. 5Oklahoma9.82509.8000
Jan. 12 at Arizona9.87509.82509.7750
Jan. 18at Kentucky9.77508.27509.80009.775037.6250
Jan. 26Metroplex Challenge9.85009.87509.82509.800039.3500
Feb. 1at Georgia9.77509.85009.82509.775039.2250
Feb. 8Alabama9.87509.90009.87509.725039.3750
Feb. 15at Auburn9.85009.80009.80009.775039.2250
Feb. 22LSU9.90009.45009.85009.850039.0500
Mar. 1Florida9.75009.82509.77509.825039.1750
Mar. 8Elevate The Stage9.85009.90009.85009.825039.4250
Mar. 16Arkansas Quad9.80009.82509.90009.600039.1250
Mar. 23SEC Championships9.80009.82509.90009.850039.3750
April 4NCAA Regionals9.85009.77509.15009.775038.5500
April 19NCAA Championships
Season Average9.8279.6529.8399.78139.095