Women's Gymnastics

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Katie Heenan
blank Katie Heenan
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
South Riding, Va.

Height:
5-3

Position:
All-Around

2006: First-Team All-American on bars and second-team on vault. All-SEC. SE Regional beam champ. SEC Honor Roll. At the end of the regular season was tied for third nationally on the floor exercise and No. 9 on the balance beam. Also ranked in the nation's top 18 on vault, bars and the all-around. Tied her career high on balance beam with a 9.95 at the SE Regional. Season-high 39.5 in the all-around at Michigan including a 9.95 on beam. Six of her eight top all-around scores were on the road against top-13 teams, in the SEC Championship or at NCAAs. In her career she has now competed the all-around in 28 of 32 meets. For the second straight year she was Georgia's high all-arounder in the season opener, winning the Cancun Classic at 39.25. Her 9.95 on floor was the highest score of the Cancun Classic and it tied her career-best on that event, which she equaled against LSU. Her 9.975 on vault against Arkansas set a new career high and came in the fourth position in the lineup. Her 9.925 on bars against Oklahoma was new career high and she tied that in the NCAA prelims to earn her All-America award. Her 9.9 on beam at Auburn came in the anchor position of the lineup after three of Georgia's first four gymnasts received scores of less than 9.4. Her 9.9 on beam at Utah was also a must for Georgia to hold on to the win. And at Michigan, she anchored the beam again with a score of 9.95, which tied her career high. A recent honoree of the UGA Athletic Association Academic Roundtable. In the second half of the season she has teamed with freshman Courtney Kupets as one of Georgia's top balance beam duos as the lineup generally placed Kupets in the fifth position and Heenan in the sixth and final spot.

2005: First-Team All-American on vault, bars and the all-around. Second-Team All-American on beam. Only the sixth Georgia freshman to win multiple First-Team All-America awards. Her 39.725 at the Super Six Finals tied for a meet high and was her new career high. The first freshman to win the all-around at SECs since former Gym Dog Cory Fritzinger in 2001. Also the SEC balance beam champion with a career-high 9.95 on the last routine of the competition. She became the first freshman at Georgia to compete in the all-around in the first nine meets of the season since Kelly Macy in 1991. Set her career high in the all-around in four of the last six meets of the year. Competed on 63 of a possible 64 events during the year. She was Georgia's high all-arounder in the first meet of the year. Her 9.925 on vault against Utah included a 10.0 from one judge and a 9.85 from the other. After a poor start in her first three events at the Southeast Regional she battled back with a 9.85 on vault, which was good enough for a second-place tie. Presented with the MVP Award at the team's season-ending banquet.

Club/High School: Trained the last seven years at Capital Gymnastics under Tatiana Periskaia, Victor Vetrov and Marina Gerome. Six-year member of the U.S. National team. Competed at 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials and was an athlete representative for the 2004 Olympic Team Selection Camp. Placed first on bars at the 2004 Pacific Alliance Championships, the 2003 U.S. National Championships, the 2003 National Elite Podium Meet and the 2001 U.S. Gymnastics Championships. Bronze medalist on bars at the 2001 World Championships. TOPS Athlete of the Year in 2001.


Personal: Daughter of John and Lisa Heenan. Has three brothers, Danny (22), David (17) and Robby (9). Intended major is Broadcasting.

Recipient of the Suzanne A. Yoculan Gymnastics Scholarship.

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