Kaitlin Rahon
Kaitlin  Rahon

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Orange, Calif.

High School:
Orange Lutheran HS

Club:
Kips Gymnastics


03/23/2016

Gophers Earn Academic All-B1G Laurels

The Big Ten Conference has recognized 69 student-athletes from the University of Minnesota as Academic All-Big Ten honorees.

03/23/2016

Gophers Earn Academic All-B1G Laurels

The Big Ten Conference has recognized 69 student-athletes from the University of Minnesota as Academic All-Big Ten honorees.

03/14/2015

Epic Comeback Punches Gophers' B1G Ticket

Minnesota rallied back after first rotation to earn a spot in the evening session of the Big Ten Championship.

03/06/2015

Gophers Drop Road Decision at LSU

No. 16 Minnesota falls to No. 2 LSU in regular season finale

02/21/2015

Gophers Sweep Meet at Iowa State

Minnesota won all four events en route to a victory on the road against Iowa State.

2016 • Junior Season
Notched a 9.7625 on beam and a 9.800 on floor at NCAA Championships (4/15) • tallied a 9.650 on beam and a 9.775 on floor at NCAA Regionals (4/2) • named Academic All-Big Ten • tallied a 9.700 on beam and a 9.825 on floor at Big Ten championships (3/19) • scored a 9.850 on beam and a 9.825 on floor at the Big Five qualifier (3/12) • notched a 9.850 on floor and a 9.800 on beam at Air Force (3/6) • notched a 9.800 on beam and a 9.825 on floor at Denver (3/4) • tallied a 9.750 on floor in the Best of Minnesota meet (2/27) • notched a 9.750 on floor at Iowa State/Air Force (2/19) • earned a 9.750 on beam at Nebraska (2/12) • notched a 9.775 on beam vs. Illinois (2/6) • competed on floor and beam at Ohio State (1/30) • tallied a 9.800 on floor vs. Michigan State (1/23) • • notched a 9.650 on beam and a 9.775 on floor vs Maryland (1/16) • scored a 9.725 on floor and 9.325 on beam vs. Iowa (1/9).

2015 • Sophomore Season
Appeared in all fourteen meets for the Gophers • recorded a 9.825 on the floor exercise at the Big Ten Championships (3/21) • finished third highest Gopher score on floor exercise at the Big Ten Qualifier with a score of 9.775 (3/14) • top five finisher at Iowa State on the floor exercise with a score of 9.775 (2/20) • recorded a season-high on the floor exercise vs. Nebraska with a score of 9.825 (2/14) • recorded a score of 9.575 on balance beam vs. Iowa State (1/10) • finished top 5 vs. Iowa State with a score of 9.75 on floor exercise (1/10) • competed on balance beam and floor exercise.

2014 • Freshman Season
Competed in two meets, appearing on the uneven parallel bars each time • notched a season-best 9.550 score at the Big Ten Championships (3/22) • debuted with a 9.450 on bars against Michigan State (2/15).

High School/Club
2013 graduate of Orange Lutheran High School • member of the National Honor Society, the High Honor Roll and the California Scholarship Federation • graduated one year ahead of schedule to join Minnesota's program • trained at Kips Gymnastics where she was coached under Dennis and Ann Mailly • competed three years at Level 10 • qualified for the Junior Olympics National Championships in 2011 and 2012 • placed 20th in the all-around at the 2012 J.O. National Championships in the Junior D Division • finished third on beam, fourth in the all-around and fifth on floor to earn a spot on the Region 1 Team at the 2012 Region 1 Championships.

Personal
Daughter of Jerry and Aimee Rahon • Ignite Leadership Member/Mentor program participant • served as co-founder of Artists & Athletes Who Care • majoring in Marketing.

Rachel Rowland's Season Highs (As of 3/10/16)
Event Vault Bars Beam Floor All Around
2016 --- 9.650 --- --- ---

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