Kaitlyn Szafranski

sophomore • aa • 1L • orefield, pa. • commonwealth connections academy • parkettes

Talented gymnast who will continue to push for a spot in the lineups as a sophomore.

Competed exhibition vaults at the Lady Luck Invitational (1/14) and at Texas Woman’s (3/12) ... Scored a 9.75 at Lady Luck and a 9.775 at Texas Woman’s … Trained all four events and provided quality depth for the Tigers … Named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.

Former elite gymnast who finished her club career as a level 10 gymnast … Trained at Parkettes under coaches Bill and Donna Strauss, Robin Netwall, John Holman and Joe Stallone … Captured the national title on bars at the 2015 Junior Olympic (J.O.) National Championships and also placed ninth on vault … Finished third on floor, fifth in the all-around and eighth on beam at the 2015 Region 7 Championships … Earned a second-place finish on bars, third on floor, fifth on vault and sixth in the all-around at the 2015 Pennsylvania State Championships … Qualified for the 2014 J.O. National Championships after winning the bars title, floor title and placing fourth at the 2014 Region 7 Championships … Nearly swept the titles at the 2014 Pennsylvania State Championships when she finished first on bars, floor and the all-around and was second on vault and beam … Graduated from Commonwealth Connections Academy.

Full name is Kaitlyn Marie Szafranski … Born July 15, 1997 in Wilmington, Del. … Daughter of Dave and Kim Szafranski … Has one sister, Ashley, who signed to compete as a gymnast at Arizona State starting in 2017 … Majoring in kinesiology.

Our focus with Kaitlyn is to develop consistency and find her skills set and routines where she will have the most success. She is powerful and strong and we have to develop her consistency to use her where her strengths are.
— D-D Breaux

• 2016 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll