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.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2016)
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.