For the second time in as many years, UCLA senior gymnast Kyla Ross has been named the Pac-12 Gymnast of the Year. Ross takes home the honors once again and gives UCLA their conference-best 20th Gymnast of the Year award.
Ross also became just the second Pac-12 gymnast to win the award in back-to-back seasons, joining Leslie Mack from Oregon State who won the award in 2011 and 2012.
A dominant athlete across the gym, Ross was the Pac-12’s No. 1 ranked gymnast in the balance beam, uneven bars and all-around while she maintained the No. 2 ranking on both the floor exercise and the vault.
Her record-setting season wasn’t just limited to Pac-12 dominance as she finished first in the nation as the No. 1 ranked gymnast on the uneven bars.
Of course, we all remember her two perfect 10s she secured on the uneven bars this year, so that went without question who the No. 1 gymnast was on that event.
She also finished ranked No. 2 in the country on the beam, No. 3 in the all-around event and No. 4 on the floor exercise. A dominant season all around saw her also earn the maximum five regular-season All-American honors, giving her a new UCLA record of 24.
Ross was also the only gymnast to receive first-team All-Pac-12 honors in four different events, something that also repeats from a season ago. Her five all-Pac-12 honors this year increased her all-time total to 17, again setting new Pac-12 and UCLA records.
Arguably the most dominant gymnast in UCLA history after this slate of awards, we at Bruins Nation wanted to take a moment to thank you, Kyla, for the memories!
Also — as a reminder — go out and VOTE FOR KYLA for the AAU James E. Sullivan Award now! You have until March 30 to cast your vote and you can vote once a day!
Congratulations again, Kyla!