KARI LEE

Sophomore • 5' 1"

Peoria, Ariz.
Liberty HS
Flames Gymnastics Academy

Utah Career Highlights

  • Three-time All-American (2 at NCAA Championships, 1 regular season)
  • NCAA finalist on vault and floor as a freshman
  • Three-time All-Pac-12 Conference
  • 8 career victories
  • Has hit 50-54 career routines
  • Two-time NACGC Scholar All-American

2016 Season (Redshirt)

  • Missed the final 10 meets with an Achilles tear
  • All-arounder in first three meets before season-ending injury
  • 2 victories
  • Hit 10-12 routines
  • 1st-team Pac-12 All-Academic
  • NACGC Scholar All-American
  • Dean’s List and Athletic Director's Honor Roll

2015 Season (Freshman)

  • Three-time All-American
  • 1st-team All-American on vault and floor (at NCAA Championships)
  • 2nd-team All-American on beam (regular season)
  • Competed in NCAA event finals on vault (5th) and floor (14th)
  • 9.95 on vault tied for first across both semifinals at NCAA Championships
  • 1st-team All-Pac-12 on floor
  • 2nd-team All-Pac-12 on vault and beam
  • 6 victories
  • Three-event starter
  • Season bests of 9.975 (beam), 9.95 (vault), 9.925 (floor)
  • 9.975 on beam vs. Michigan was Utah’s best beam score in 2015
  • Eight vault scores of 9.90 or better
  • Five floor scores of 9.90 or better
  • Four beam scores of 9.90 or better
  • Hit 40-of-42 routines
  • NACGC Scholar All-American
  • Dean’s List and Athletic Director’s Honor Roll

Prior to Utah

  • 2013 J.O. all-around and floor champion (Senior A Division)
  • 2014 J.O. vault champion (Senior C Division)
  • 2013 and 2014 Junior Olympic National Team member
  • 2014 Region 1 all-around champion (Senior C Division)
  • 2014 WOGA Classic all-around champion
  • Won the all-around at the 2013 IGI Chicago Style Meet
  • 3rd all-around at the 2014 Nastia Liukin Cup
  • 4th all-around at the 2013 Nastia Liukin Cup
  • 2013 Arizona J.O. Gymnast of the Year
  • 2013 Arizona Level 10 Most Outstanding Gymnast
  • 2013 and 2014 all-around champ at Arizona Sunrays Classic Rock Invite
  • 2012 Region 1 all-around champion
  • Trained at Flames Gymnastics Academy
  • Club coaches: Attila Szentes, Nicole Wendelgass, Roni Mejia, Gilbert Mejia
  • Graduated from Liberty High School

Personal

  • Daughter of Sam and MeJa Lee
  • Parents own Flames Gymnastics Academy
  • Brothers Jason and Toby; sisters Serrena and Codee
  • Dual major in business and communication
  • Full name is Kari Rebecah Lee (pronounced CAR-ee)
  • Born Aug. 7, 1996
Kari Lee
Lee’s Career Highs
All-Around 39.100 vs. Oregon State, Jan. 23, 2016
Vault 9.950 at NCAA Championships, Apr. 17, 2015
Bars 9.825 vs. Oregon State, Jan. 23, 2016
Beam 9.975 vs. Michigan, Mar. 6, 2015
Floor 9.925 at Pac-12 Championships, Mar. 21, 2015