Three Gymnasts Graduate Friday in Virtual Ceremony

by Brandon Berrio | Assoc. Director of Creative and Digital Content
Three Gymnasts Graduate Friday in Virtual Ceremony

BATON ROUGE – LSU gymnasts Kennedi Edney, Ruby Harrold and Ashlyn Kirby received their degrees on Friday in a virtual ceremony held by the university. 

“I am so proud of Kennedi, Ruby and Ashlyn,” LSU gymnastics co-head coach D-D Breaux said. “They excelled in the classroom, in the gym and in the community all four years. The class carried on the tradition of this program, and I am excited to see what comes next. 

The trio is a part one of the most successful classes in school history. The seniors captured three-straight Southeastern Conference championships and two regular season championships during in their time in Baton Rouge. The group reached the NCAA Championship final in all three postseason trips, including a pair of NCAA National Runner-Up finishes in 2017 and 2019. 

Edney graduated with her degree in sports administration. The 2017 and 2019 NCAA vault national champion, Edney is the fifth gymnast in school history to win multiple titles. The Chino, California native, became the first freshman in school history to win a national championship. She concluded her career as an 18-time All-American.

Harrold graduated with her degree in kinesiology. Before her time in Baton Rouge, Harrold represented Great Britain at the Olympic Games in 2012 and 2016. The Olympian earned multiple All-America and All-SEC honors as a constant in LSU’s lineup on bars and vault. 

Kirby completed her degree in accounting. The Claremont, N.C. native, competed two years for the Tigers. Kirby was a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll and named a WCGA Scholastic All-American.