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Kelly Hesbeens
  • 5-0 Senior
  • Palm Coast, Fla.
  Collegiate Bests:
Vault: -- --
Bars: 9.85 2-15-02 & 3-4-01
Beam: 9.475 1-14-00
Floor: 9.90 2-14-03
AA: -- --

AS A SENIOR (2003) - Out of UF lineup after March 31 shoulder surgery...competed in three floor events, contributing those marks to team totals...tied for third in Be My Gator floor competition with a collegiate-best 9.90.

AS A JUNIOR (2002) - Competed in bars and floor for the first five meets of the season, but sat out the Oklahoma & Alabama meets to rest a shoulder twinge...matched collegiate-best bars mark of 9.85 in SunTrust Mardi Gras Madness...third on floor vs. LSU with a season-best 9.85...premiered a "Super E" uneven bars dismount Feb. 1 (double front with a half twist).

AS A SOPHOMORE (2001) - Made competitive season premiere at the March 2 quad meet, turning in a 9.85 on floor... added the uneven bars at the next meet, turning in a collegiate-best 9.85 at Nebraska...matched season-best floor mark of 9.85 in Subway Shamrock Showdown...missed first half of season recovering from spondylolisis...member of the Academic All-Southeastern Conference Honor Roll.

AS A FRESHMAN (2000) - Competed on bars and floor in every meet...scored a then career high on uneven bars with a 9.80 at the Southeastern Conference Championships...her then floor career high came at the Subway Challenge with a 9.875, resulting in a third-place event finish...made balance beam debut at the Dodge Opening Night (9.475), stepping into the lineup to replace the injured Maryann Esposito...graduated from high school in December of 1999 and enrolled in the University of Florida in January.

PRIOR TO FLORIDA - Member of the 1998 U.S. Level 10 National Team...claimed the 1997 Florida Level 10 all-around title...club team claimed the 1997-99 Florida state championships...considers the uneven bars her strongest event...coached by Jeff Wood at the Orlando Metro - the same club program that produced former Gator Chrissy Van Fleet.

MAJOR - Exercise Sports Science.


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