|| 9.95 - 4/20/12 NCAA Champ.
39.725 - 1/20/12 vs. #25 LSU
HONORS AND AWARDS:
NCAA Event Finalist - 2013 (FX) - 6th
NCAA Event Finalist - 2012 (BB) - 6th
NCAA Event Finalist - 2011 (FX) - T9th
No. 1 Ranking - AA - Feb. 27, 2012
No. 1 Ranking - AA - March 5, 2012
SEC Gymnast of the Week - Jan. 9, 2012
SEC Gymnast of the Week - Jan. 23, 2012
CollegeSports360.com "Primetime Performer" of the Week - Jan. 9, 2012
Most Outstanding Gymnast - 2013
Co-Most Outstanding Gymnast - 2012
Most Outstanding Newcomer - 2011
1st team FX - 2013
1st team AA - 2013
1st team BB - 2012
2nd team V - 2012
1st team FX - 2011
2nd team V - 2011
NACGC/W Regular season - 2nd team FX - 2013
NACGC/W Regular season - 2nd team AA - 2013
All - SEC Team - 2013
All - SEC Team - 2011
SEC All - Freshman Team - 2011
AS A JUNIOR (2013)
In 2103, Katherine Grable added to her resume of honors. Grable earned first team All-America honors on the floor and all-around, second team regular season All-American honors on floor and the all-around, along with All-SEC honors on vault, floor, and the all-around. She was the vault, floor and all-around champion at the West Regional in Corvallis, Ore., and collected 19 event titles on during the regular season.
Grable matched her career-high on the vault and the floor with a pair of 9.95’s in the Corvallis NCAA Regional as well as set a season high the all-around with a 39.650 to help advance the Razorbacks to their sixth straight appearance to the NCAA Championship.
She recorded her career high (9.95) twice on the vault during the season at the regional and in a dual meet against Alabama in which the team scored the third highest mark in program history of a 197.100. She posted her career-high 9.95 on the floor three times during the year including at the team’s appearance in the NCAA Championship meet, where she won the event title in Semifinal II. She earned 11 of her 19 event titles on the vault and floor alone.
During the stretch of the season, Grable would go on to win five of her 19 event tiles in the all-around competition, including her season high of 39.650 in the Corvallis NCAA Regional. She would also win an additional three titles on the bars including a win in the Minnesota quad meet with Nebraska and Centenary.
Grable also added her second career All-SEC first team selection for her performance at the 2013 SEC Championship. Grable recorded a 9.875 on the vault, 9.925 on the floor and 39.375 to earn the top spot in the three events in Arkansas’ session.
At the NCAA Event Finals, Grable scored a 9.8875 to finish sixth in the nation for the event. This was Grable’s third straight appearance at the event finals, second time on the floor.
Grable was named the year’s Most Outstanding Gymnast at the team’s annual awards banquet.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2012)
Katherine Grable made a huge impact on the national scene. She earned a No. 1 national ranking in the all-around, led Arkansas to its first No. 1 national ranking, earned two All-America honors, a spot in the NCAA event finals, won 15 event titles and was twice named SEC Gymnast of the Week.
An ankle injury sidelined Katherine Grable for the stretch run of the regular season, but she returned for the postseason with an All-American performance. Grable finished sixth in the nation on beam, and led Arkansas into the NCAA Championship for the fifth straight year and on to the Super Six for the second time in four years.
Her 9.925 beam, 9.875 floor, 9.90 vault and 39.275 all-around led Arkansas to the championship of the Cancun Classic in the season-opener over No. 12 LSU, No. 17 Auburn, No. 19 Arizona and No. 25 Iowa, earning her first SEC weekly honor.
Grable set career highs of 9.95 on vault and 9.90 bars in the home win over No. 25 LSU, 9.95 on beam in the NCAA Championship Session II semifinal to send the Razorbacks to the Super Six, 9.95 on floor three times and 39.725 in the AA against LSU to earn her second SEC weekly award.
Her all-around and beam highs are school records, and the AA mark was the best in the nation for 2012, matched only by teammate Jaime Pisani.
Grable won all-around titles in Cancun, against LSU, Oklahoma and at Alabama. She injured an ankle on her 9.925 vault landing against Nebraska on Feb. 24, and competed on bars and beam, but not floor. Grable climbed to No. 1 in the nation in the all-around the following week and stayed there for two weeks. She competed on bars and beam the following meet against Minnesota, but missed all of the next three meets, including the SEC Championship.
Grable returned for the NCAA Fayetteville Regional and was second on beam (9.90) and third on bars (9.85), helping Arkansas finish second to advance to the NCAA Championship. In the Session II semifinal, she tied Pisani for the beam title (9.95), and had a 9.90 vault and 9.875 bars to send Arkansas into the Super Six with the second-best score in school history (197.15).
In the Super Six, she was sixth in the AA (39.525), fifth on beam (9.90), 10th on floor (9.875) and 11th on vault (9.90).
In the NCAA event finals, she placed sixth on beam with a 9.8625. Grable was a first-team All-American on beam with her 9.95 in the Session II semifinal and a second-team All-American on vault with the 9.90.
In addition to the AA titles, she won vault against LSU, Florida, Auburn and Georgia; bars against Kentucky; beam in Cancun and against Kentucky, LSU and in the NCAA Championship Session II semifinal; and floor against LSU and Oklahoma. She has 24 event wins for her career.
Grable became the sixth Razorback to win an NCAA Championship session title, joining Michelle Stout, Alexandra LaChance, Sarah Nagashima, Casey Jo Magee and Jaime Pisani.
Grable shared the team’s co-Most Outstanding Gymnast award with Pisani. In the classroom, she was named to UA’s Athletic Director’s List.
AS A FRESHMAN (2011)
Grable became the first freshman first-team All-American in school history, earned two All-America honors, qualified for the NCAA individual event finals, won all-around titles in her first two meets, won an NCAA Regional vault title and earned All-SEC honors. She helped Arkansas tie for the SEC regular-season title, win the NCAA North Central Regional championship and tie for ninth at the NCAA Championship.
Grable ended the season ranked No. 16 in the country in the all-around, tied for No. 22 on floor and tied for No. 47 on vault. An all-arounder in 11 of 14 meets, she competed in 53 of 56 events. Grable was in the lineup all 14 times on vault, beam and floor, and 11 times on bars. Her scores counted for the team total 50 times for a percentage of .943.
Grable posted highs of 9.90 on vault twice, 9.825 on bars twice, 9.90 on beam, 9.925 on floor and 39.475 in the all-around. The score on floor tied for ninth-best in school history, the highs on vault and beam both tied for 13th-best, and the high in the AA tied for 16th.
Grable won nine individual event titles, including the all-around at No. 4 Oklahoma (39.225) and against No. 9 Alabama (39.15) in her first two meets. Grable had seven top five finishes on vault, three on bars, 10 on beam and 11 on floor, and was first or second in the all-around seven times. She also won floor against No. 4 Georgia (9.875), helping Arkansas to its first win ever over the Gym’Dogs. Grable won beam against No. 28 BYU (9.85), at No. 45 Illinois-Chicago (9.85), against No. 27 West Virginia (9.875) and at No. 18 Denver (9.90), and vault at Denver (9.90) and in the NCAA NC Regional (9.90).
At the SEC Championship, Grable had a 9.875 vault, 9.85 beam and 9.85 floor for a 39.325 all-around, helping Arkansas to a program-best fourth-place finish. Grable earned second-team All-SEC honors and was named to the SEC All-Freshman team.
At the NCAA North Central Regional, she won vault (9.90), tied for fourth on beam (9.85), tied for second on floor (9.90) and finished second in the all-around (39.475), helping the Razorbacks top No. 1 Florida for the second time and win the team title.
At the NCAA Championship Session I semifinal, Grable had a 9.875 on vault to earn second-team All-America honors, 9.825 on bars and a 9.90 on floor to earn first-team All-America recognition. She qualified for the event finals on floor and tied for ninth in the nation with a 9.85.
Grable earned the team’s Most Outstanding Newcomer award.
OSHKOSH GYMNASTICS CENTER
A USAG national team member, Grable competed for Oshkosh Gymnastics Center.
In May 2010, Grable won the all-around title at the Junior Olympic Level 10 National Championship in Dallas. She was third on vault (9.675), second on bars (9.50), third on beam (9.50) and tied for ninth on floor (9.525) to win the all-around with a 38.20. She edged Razorback and fellow Region IV teammate Bailee Zumwalde for the title.
A six-time J.O. Nationals competitor and a four-time Level 10 regional champion, she finished 17th in the nation in the all-around in 2009, 14th in 2008 and 13th in 2007.
Competing at Oshkosh, Grable was a four-time all-around state and regional champion. In 2010, Grable also won vault and beam state and regional titles. During the 2010 season she added to her success by wining vault and floor at the Winter Luau, and vault and the all-around at the Blizzard Invitational. Impressively, Grable swept all five individual titles at the Circle of Stars Invitational and the Harley Davidson Invitational. At the OGC Invitational, her home club’s competition, she won vault, beam, floor and AA.
Katherine Anne Grable is the youngest of two children to Tim and Laurie Grable. She is majoring in recreation and sport management.