Kiarra Alleyne
Kiarra Alleyne
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Houston, Texas
High School: International Connections Academy
Major: Cognitive Science
Residential College: Ezra Stiles

Personal Bests:

Vault: 9.600 (3/10/2016)

Beam: 9.725 (1/20/2018)

Floor: 9.850 (3/6/2016)

2018:  Third year competing for the Bulldogs ...  Member of the ECAC Division I Women's Gymnastics All-Academic Team ... USAG National Scholar Athlete ... Placed third on floor at Ivy Classic (9.800) ... Placed third on beam at home against Penn (9.725) ... Top 20 on beam at Iowa State, Ivy Classic, Maryland, Rutgers, Towson and USAG Nationals ... Placed third on floor at Bridgport (9.825) ... Named 2018-19 Team Captain

2017: Second year competing for the Bulldogs ... First team All-American for floor exercise ... Competed in beam, floor and vault ... Finished third overall with season best in floor against Penn (9.825) ... Fourth overall in floor at Ivy League Classic (9.700) ... Fifth in floor against George Washington … Sixth in beam against Brown ... Qualified for USA Gymnastics Collegiate Championships floor exercise final.

2016: First year competing for the Bulldogs ... Competed on vault, balance beam and floor exercise for the Bulldogs...Tied for first place on floor exercise at the Penn meet (9.725)...ECAC Rookie of the Week...Third on floor at Ivy Classic...Earned a career high on vault at Bridgeport (9.600)...Earned a career high on floor at Maryland.

High School: Level 10 gymnast from Stars Gymnastics training center in Houston, Texas...2nd on floor and 16th in the all-around at the 2014 Junior Olympic NIT National Championships...finished 1st on floor and 7th in all-around at the same competition in 2013. 

Why Yale?: "I first chose Yale because I wanted to be in an environment that felt comfortable, a place where critical thinking is encouraged whether we are sitting in class or eating at a dining hall, and on a varsity team where I could compete in Division 1 gymnastics. This place has not only become home, but has given me the space to become a person that I love, both in and out of the lecture hall. Most importantly, I get to grow with and around extraordinary people that continue to challenge my world view."