Kristen Maloney
Kristen Maloney

Player Profile

Pen Argyl, PA

High School:
Pen Argyl HS



2004 -- Made an amazing comeback from multiple leg surgeries and a two-year hiatus, competing all-around for the Bruins in the last eight competitions of the season ...Earned All-America honors on bars (first-team) and in the all-around, vault and beam (second team) ...Placed second on bars at the NCAA Championships ... Recorded a meet-high tying 39.725 in the all-around to help the Bruins claim the NCAA team title ... In her first all-around competition in nearly three years, she scored a career-high 39.75 on Feb. 22 vs. Oregon State ...Matched that total on Mar. 7 vs. Michigan ...Averaged 39.678 in the all-around and scored 39.65 or higher in six of eight meets ...NCAA Southeast Regional co-champion on vault and beam ...Scored her first career perfect 10 on vault at the Regional meet ...Pac-10 co-champion on balance beam ...Ranked fourth in the nation on beam with an RQS of 9.945 ... Season average on beam was 9.925, and she set her season best with a 9.975 on Feb. 27 at Washington ...Scored 9.9 or higher on beam on 13 of her last 14 routines ...Closed the season by scoring 10 straight 9.9+ vaults and averaged 9.921 for the season ...Ranked eighth in the nation on vault with an RQS of 9.940 ...Set a career-high on bars with a 9.975 vs. Oregon State on Feb. 22 and averaged 9.854 on the year ...Ranked 21st nationally on bars (9.915 RQS) ...Averaged 9.9 on nine floor routines and posted 9.95 scores twice ... Ranked third on the team with nine individual victories, six of which were on beam ... Also ranked third with 33 Top 3 finishes ...Posted a 9.9 or higher on 39 out of 51 routines on the year (76%) ...Honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic selection ... Received the UCLA C.H.A.M.P.S. Inspirational Award.

2003 -- Sat out the 2003 season due to a leg injury.

2002 -- Redshirted the season while recovering from off-season surgery on her leg.

2001 -- Earned first-team All-America honors on the balance beam, finishing in third place at the NCAA Championships ... Despite a serious leg injury that not only limited her to just one event at the preliminaries but later required additional surgery, she helped lead UCLA to its second-consecutive NCAA team title after posting 9.8s or higher on all three events on which she competed ... Scored a 9.925 on beam on UCLA's final event to help the Bruins clinch the victory ...Became the first UCLA gymnast ever to score a 10.0 on beam ...Earned her first career 10 with a perfect performance at Oregon State Feb. 16 ...In her next meet, at the Bruin Classic, she scored her first career 10 on floor ... Pac-10 runner-up on the floor exercise, scoring a 9.95 ...Led the team with five victories on the balance beam ...Had 18 Top 3 finishes ...Scored a 39.475 to place second in her all-around debut Jan. 21 vs. Utah ...Her first collegiate routine (at the Maui Invitational) resulted in a then-freshman record 9.95 on the beam ... Averaged 9.814 on vault, 9.708 on bars, 9.832 on beam, 9.914 on floor and 39.225 in the all-around.

Club -- 2000 U.S. Olympian ... Two-time (1998, 1999) U.S. all-around champion ...Seven-year U.S. National Team member ...1999 and 1997 World Championships team member ... Gold medalist on beam at the 1998 Goodwill Games ... Qualified for the individual all-around finals at the Olympics ... Qualified for the all-around, beam and floor finals at the 1999 World Championships but could not compete due to injury ...Placed first on vault and floor and second in the all-around at the 2000 U.S. Championships ...Earned USAG Gymnast of the Year honors from 1998-1999 ...Finalist for the Sullivan Award in 1999 ... Named the 1998 USAG Sportswoman of the Year ...Helped the team to a second-place showing at the 1999 International Team Championships and placed first on vault and second in the all-around ... Earned first place in the all-around, beam and floor at the 1998 American Classic ... Led the U.S. to a gold medal and placed first in the all-around at the 1998 Pacific Alliance Games ... Placed first in the all-around, bars, floor and team at the 1998 International Team Championships ...Placed second on vault and third on floor at the 1997 National Championships ... Won the all-around title at the 1997 American Classic ... Participated in the 1996 U.S. Olympic Trials ...Won the all-around, vault and bars at the 1993 Heathrow Gold Cup, her first international event ... Trained at Parkettes under coaches Bill and Donna Strauss, Jack Carter and Robin Netwall ... Has an uneven bars move named after her in the international code of points, the "Maloney" - a toe-on Shaposhnikova from the low bar to the high bar.

Personal -- Names her biggest thrill as making the 2000 Olympic Team ... Admires Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci ... Parents: Richard and Linda Maloney ... Has an older brother, Shawn, and an older sister, Carrie ... Full name is Kristen Ann Maloney ... Born March 10, 1981 in Pen Argyl, PA ... Psychology major.