Kaylyn Millick enters her third season at West Virginia University as an assistant coach and oversees the team’s choreography for beam and floor. She also leads the team’s community service outreach program.
Millick was instrumental in the program’s progress in 2016, her second season with the team. She helped guide the squad back into the national rankings, and the Mountaineers spent six of the last nine weeks of the season ranked, the team’s first national ranking since March 18, 2013. The squad also earned scores of 195.0 or better in 11 straight contests and finished with an 11-8 overall record (1-5 Big 12).
The team’s floor lineup was consistent and strong throughout the season and tallied scores of 49.0+ nine times, including a season-high 49.575 in wins over Bowling Green and Ohio State on March 6. The score was the third-highest mark in program history.
Millick also helped coach freshman Kirah Koshinski to NACGC/W All-America Second Team accolades on vault. She also claimed the Big 12 Newcomer of the Year honor, as well as All-Big 12 Gymnastics Vault Team and All-Big 12 Championship Team honors.
In her first season with the Mountaineers, Millick helped guide WVU to a fifth-place finish at the 2015 NCAA Morgantown Regional Championships. The squad posted a 195.65 mark, the second-best program score at a regional championships. Additionally, WVU earned a program regional-record score of 49.225 on beam.
WVU also earned a program best, second-place finish at the 2015 Big 12 Gymnastics Championship, scoring 195.025. Dayah Haley earned her second straight All-Big 12 Championship Team honor with a second-place finish in the all-around. WVU earned 11 scores of 9.9 or better, six on floor, with Haley tallying a season-best 9.95.
The Mountaineers finished the 2015 season with a 14-9-1 (1-1-1 Big 12) mark and sat at No. 28 in the final GymInfo Poll, their best position since earning a No. 21 ranking at the end of the 2012 season.
A three-year letterwinner for WVU from 2011-13, Millick served as a student assistant in 2014.
As a student assistant, she helped guide senior Hope Sloanhoffer to a 2014 NCAA National Championships bid as an all-around competitor, the Mountaineers’ first qualification since 2009. Sloanhoffer finished the season as the NCAA Athens Regional Championship beam champion and the Big 12 all-around champion, the program’s first Big 12 title winner.
An all-around competitor who transferred from Eastern Michigan after the 2010 season and found a home at WVU, Millick tallied 1,290.3 points in three years as a Mountaineer and saw time in 38 meets. She ended her career ranked ninth in the program record book with 12 career scores of 39.0 or better. She also ranked 20th all-time with eight career scores of 9.9 or better, six of which came on floor, the 10th-best total in program history.
As a senior in 2013, Millick earned the Linda Burdette-Good Award as the team’s Most Valuable Gymnast. The first-ever Mountaineer to earn a spot on the All-Big 12 Championship Team (all-around), she reached the podium a team-best 23 times and scored career-best marks on vault (9.85), bars (9.9), beam (9.875), floor (9.95) and the all-around (39.4). She finished second in the all-around at the Big 12 Championships with a 39.2 score and finished the season ranked No. 27 nationally in the all-around with a 39.3 regional qualifying score (RQS).
A four-time All-EAGL honoree, Millick led the Mountaineers to the 2012 East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) Championship as a junior. She followed that meet with a 10th-place finish in the all-around at the 2012 NCAA Auburn Regional Championships with a then-career-best score of 39.225.
In her first season at WVU, Millick earned the team’s highest finish at the 2011 NCAA Southeast Regional Championships, placing fifth on floor with a 9.85 score.
Millick competed as an all-around gymnast at Eastern Michigan in 2010, and at the time of her transfer, she ranked eighth (39.0) on the EMU all-time all-around scores list and ninth (9.85) on the EMU all-time beam score list. The squad’s top all-arounder as a freshman, she individually qualified for the NCAA Central Regional Championships and was nominated for the MAC Gymnast and Freshman of the Year Awards.
In addition to her athletic achievements, Millick is a two-time NACGC/W Scholastic All-American and All-EAGL Academic Team member. She was named to the 2013 Academic All-Big 12 Gymnastics Team and also earned a spot on the President’s List, Dean’s List, Big 12 Commissioner’s and Garrett Ford Academic Honor Rolls while at WVU.
Millick was a two-time national qualifier at Gym Dandy’s in Washington.
Millick earned her bachelor’s degree in exercise and physiology at WVU in May 2014.