Kirby Rathjen

Personal Bests
V: 9.800, 2017 Regionals, April 1, 2017
BB: 9.825, at Georgia, Jan. 20, 2017

As a Sophomore (2018)
Opened the season with a 9.675 on vault at LSU (Jan. 5) … suffered a foot injury that forced her to miss the remainder of the season.

As A Freshman (2017)
Made her collegiate debut against Missouri on Jan. 13, competing on beam… Scored a career-best 9.825 on balance beam at Georgia on Jan. 20… Scored a then career-best 9.775 on vault and clinched the win on balance beam at Auburn at Feb. 3… Matched her career best with a 9.775 on vault against LSU on Feb. 10. Recorded a 9.900 on vault at the 2017 Fayetteville Regional setting a new career high.

Prior to Arkansas

Competed for Stars Gymnastics … Qualified for the J.O. National Championships three times … Placed 12th in all-around (37.75) at the 2015 J.O. National Championships … Finished third in all-around (37.5) at the 2015 Region III Championships … Placed 13th in all-around (37.55) at the 2014 J.O. National Championships … Was floor exercise (9.7) champion at the 2014 Region III Championships.

High School
Graduated from Memorial High School in Houston, Texas.

Born on Sep. 19, 1997 …Daughter of Craig and Donna Rathjen … Her father, Craig, played football at LSU, while her mother, Donna, was a gymnast for the Tigers … Has three brothers, two of whom played baseball at Rice University …  Majoring in marketing with a minor in psychology.