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Graduate Student
Dallas, Texas
High School
Coppell HS
Texas Dreams Gymnastics

2023 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll
2023 AAI Award Nominee
2022 WCGA All-American (VT)
2022 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2021 WCGA All-American (VT, BB, AA)
2021 SEC Specialist of the Year
2021 WCGA Regular Season All-American (VT, FX)
2021 SEC Floor Exercise Champion
2021 All-SEC
2021 WCGA Academic All-American
2021 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2020 WCGA Regular Season All-American (VT, FX, AA)
2020 All-SEC
2020 SEC All-Freshman Team
2020 SEC Freshman of the Year
2020 Region 1 Gymnast of the Year
2020 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

Appeared in two meets this season after suffering an Achilles injury in the squad’s second meet at No. 12 Kentucky…Posted season highs of 9.875 on vault, 9.900 on bars, 9.850 on beam, 9.900 on floor and 39.350 in her two competitions… Continued to be a key leader for the squad following her injury as she was named a nominee for the AAI Award… Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.

Scored two perfect scores in the season to move her career total to seven with one on vault, two on beam and four on floor… Her perfect score on floor on February 5 helped lift the Tigers to victory against No. 6 Auburn… Against No. 8 Alabama, Johnson’s perfect score on beam marked the seventh 10 in her career and second on beam…. Became the sixth LSU gymnast to score multiple perfect scores on beam… Finished her junior season with averages of 9.898 on vault, 9.793 on bars, 9.890 on beam, 9.930 on floor, and 39.405 on all around … Had a season high of 9.975 on vault against No. 4 Utah in the PMAC on March 11… Matched her season high season of 9.90 on bars against Georgia, Alabama and No. 4 Utah… Scored a 9.9125 at the NCAA Semifinal II championship and finished sixth overall between the two semifinals and third overall in semifinal II to earn first-team honors… The honor marked the ninth overall for Johnson, who sits at 10 all-time for honors in LSU Gymnastics history… Earned All-American honors on vault for her performance in the NCAA championships… Had multiple SEC gymnast of the week honors… Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

Named the SEC Specialist of the Year … Won the 2021 SEC Floor Exercise title with a perfect 10.0 score … Became the 10th gymnast in league history to score a 10.0 on floor at SEC Championships … Scored three perfect score on floor in her sophomore season … Earned regular season All-America honors on vault and floor … Also earned honors on vault, floor and all-around after finishing in the top eight at NCAA Championships … Stuck her vault at NCAA Semifinal II and earned a 9.95 … Also scored a 9.8875 on beam, 9.9125 on floor and 39.600 in the all-around … At the NCAA regional Final, scored a 9.95 on floor and 9.90 on vault … She scored the third-highest all-around score at an NCAA Regional in school history with a 39.700 in the second round of competition … It was the highest all-around score away from Baton Rouge for an LSU gymnast in school history … Finished with an all-around score of 39.625 at SEC Championships and in the regular season finale against Missouri … She scored a 10.0 in back-to-back weeks on floor … Scored a 9.95 on vault in consecutive weeks against Kentucky and Missouri … One of her top performances of the season came against Florida when she scored a 9.95 on vault, season-high 9.925 on bars and 9.925 on beam … Scored a 9.95 on floor on the road at Arkansas … Opened the season with a perfect score on floor, the first of her career … The 10 tied Ashleigh Clare-Kearney for the earliest by an LSU gymnast in a season in school history … Selected as a WCGA Academic All-American … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

Crowned the SEC Freshman of the Year and Region 1 Gymnast of the Year … Joined April Burkholder as the only LSU gymnasts to be named the top freshman in the league … Earned All-America honors on three events after finishing second in the all-around, fourth on vault and sixth on floor … Scored a 9.90 or higher on floor in every meet … Won the all-around title in six of nine meets … Earned a 9.90 on vault at TWU and 9.95 for a career high on bars against Arkansas … Finished with a 39.450 at Missouri highlighted by a 9.925 on floor and 9.90 on beam … In the double weekend at GymQuarters and against Kentucky scored a 39.750 and 39.650 respectively … Scored a 10 on vault at GymQuarters and followed Sunday with a 9.925 … Scored a 9.95 on Friday and followed with a 9.975 for a career high against the Wildcats … Also earned a 9.875 on bars in both meets along with a 9.925 and 9.875 on beam … Finished with a 9.95 on vault, 9.975 on floor and 39.60 in the all-around against Alabama … Hit a 39.725 at Florida with a 10 on beam, 9.975 on floor, 9.90 on vault and 9.85 on bars … Scored a 39.600 against Auburn with a 9.975 on floor, 9.925 on vault and 9.90 on beam … In the first road meet of the season, scored a 9.925 on vault and 9.925 on floor … Opened the season with a 9.95 on floor and 9.90 on vault …Named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.

Attended Coppell High School… Competed as a Level 10 gymnast for Texas Dreams Gymnastics in Dallas, Texas… Placed first in the all-around, vault, and balance beam at the 2015 Nastia Liukin Cup … Placed second on vault at the 2015 J.O. Championships… Placed first in the all-around at the 2018 J.O. Championships … Placed first in the all-around, balance beam, and floor exercise at the 2019 J.O. Championships … Coached by Kim Zmeskal Burdett and Chris Burdett

Full name is Kiya Deshae Johnson… Born February 27, 2002… Parents are Carl and Kyesha Johnson… Has one sister, Kacy… Chose LSU due to “the family atmosphere and culture of the team. It felt like home as soon as I stepped on campus.” … Plans to major in sport administration.

Vault: 10.000 (2-14-20 at GymQuarters Invite)
Bars: 9.950 (First: 2-28-20 vs. Arkansas; Last: 1/13/24 at ESPN Invitational)
Beam: 10.000 (1-24-20 at Florida)
Floor: 10.000 (Four times; First: 1-8-21 vs. Arkansas; Last: 1/19/24 vs. Kentucky)
All Around: 39.750 (2-14-20 at GymQuarters Invite)

Vault: 1
Beam: 2
Floor: 5
Total: 8

Vault: 8
Bars: 4
Beam: 5
Floor: 20
All-Around: 10
Total: 47

Vault: 4
Bars: 0
Beam: 1
Floor: 3
All-Around: 2
Total: 10

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