Height: 4'8"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa
High School: Southeast Polk Senior HS
Club: Triad Gymnastics


2014 9.925 - 9.9 9.9
2015 9.9 - 9.925 9.925 -
2016 - - 9.925 9.775 -
2017 - - - 9.875 -
Career Highs

2017 (SENIOR)
Academic All-Big 12 First Team … Stepped into the floor lineup at TWU on Feb. 26, scoring a 9.875 … Has also exhibitioned on both beam and floor.

2016 (JUNIOR)
Appeared in the beam lineup five times and the floor lineup two times … Scored a career-high 9.925 against California and Texas Woman’s on Jan. 15 to claim the event title.

NACGC second-team All-American on beam ... All-Big 12 selection on beam ... Two-time Big 12 Gymnast of the Week (Jan. 27, Feb. 3) ... Two event titles in 2015, including one on floor and one on beam ... Earned a new career-best of 9.925 on beam at Denver on Jan. 29 and matched the score on Feb. 6 at Iowa State ... Matched her career-best mark of 9.925 on floor three teams this season, including at the Big 12 Championship meet ... Earned 9.9s on both beam and floor at the NCAA Super Six team finals ... Posted five straight scores of 9.9 or better on floor from Jan. 17 to Feb. 6 ... Added eight appearances on vault this season in the lead-off position ... Earned two 9.9s on vault at the Metroplex Challenge and versus Florida. 

2014 (FRESHMAN)                                                                                                
Second-team All-American (floor) ... Two-time Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (Feb. 25, Perfect 10 Challenge; March 11, Arizona State/TWU) ... Earned a 9.9 on floor to finish tied for seventh at NCAA Semifinals and earn All-America honors ... Tied for third on vault at the 2014 Big 12 Championships ... Finished in the top six on every event she competed at the NCAA Minneapolis Regional (V: T-5, BB: T-5, FX: T-6) ... Posted three scores of 9.9 or higher at the 2014 NCAA Championships ... Entered the lineup for the first time at Arizona on Jan. 25, competing on vault and floor ... Posted career-highs of 9.925 on vault and 9.875 on beam at TWU on March 9.

Level 10 gymnast ... Trained at Triad Gymnastics under Tom and Donna Moretti ... Two-time junior elite ... 2013 JO National Champion in the Senior C Division all-around ... Also earned top-ten finishes on bars (tie-first), vault (tie-sixth) and floor (tie-seventh) at 2013 JO National Championships ... Took first in the all-around and on bars, beam and floor at the 2013 Region IV Championships... Qualified for JO National Championships in 2011 and 2010 ... Finished first on all-around, beam and floor and second on bars at the Region IV Championships in 2011 ... Finished fourth on beam and fifth in the all-around at the 2010 JO National Championships ... Captured first on beam, second in the all-around and fifth on vault and floor at the 2010 Region IV Championships ... Earned first-place finishes in the all-around and on bars, beam and floor at the 2010 Northern Lights Classic ... High scores from pre-collegiate competition at level 10: all-around-38.475, vault-9.85, bars-9.675, beam-9.825, floor-9.725.

Full name is Kara Hope Lovan ... Parents are Seuang and Kay Lovan ... Majoring in actuary science.

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