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Karmen Pinckney
Karmen Pinckney

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Simpsonville, S.C.

High School:
Hillcrest

Height:
5-2

Event:
AA

Club Team:
Electric City Gymnastics

  • 2008 SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2007 Academic All-American
  • 2007 SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2006 Auburn Gymnastics Most Improved Gymnast
  • 2006 SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2005 SEC Freshmen Academic Honor Roll

    2008 (Senior):
    Sustained season-ending knee injury prior to start of the season.

    2007 (Junior):
    Named Academic All-American and to the SEC Academic Honor Roll... Scored a 9.650 on vault and a 9.550 on floor at SEC's... Sat out the Alabama meet due to injury... Recorded a 9.800 on vault and a 9.675 on floor at Illinois-Chicago... Registered a 9.825 on vault at Illinois... Scored a 9.775 on vault and a 9.725 on floor vs. Arkansas... Exhibitioned on vault and bars at Georgia... Scored a 9.800 on vault at Florida.

    2006 (Sophomore):
    Selected as Most Improved Gymnast at gymnastics banquet... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll... Also awarded with a scholarship at the banquet... Scored a 9.750 on vault, 9.675 on bars and a 9.650 on floor at Northeast Regional... Recorded a 9.775 on floor at SEC Championships... Tied for second on vault and third on bars, while matching career high to tie for second on floor with a 9.825 vs. Illinois-Chicago... Placed third on vault with a 9.825 at Arkansas... Matched career high with a 9.825 on floor to tie for fourth at Arkansas... Tied season-high on vault for third straight meet with a 9.850 vs. Georgia... Tied for second on vault with a 9.850 at Centenary... Placed third on floor with a 9.775 at Centenary... Scored a 9.850 on vault at LSU to tie for fifth... Matched season high on floor, scoring a 9.800 at Hearts Invitational... Placed sixth on floor and bars at Hearts Invitational... Career-high 9.800 on bars to tie for second vs. Florida... Tied for fifth with a 9.800 on vault against Florida... Had a 9.775 on vault vs. Alabama... Scored a 9.850 on vault to tie for second at Kentucky... Notched a 9.750 on floor at Kentucky... Finished second on floor with a 9.800 and second on vault with a 9.750 vs. West Virginia... Placed ninth on floor with a 9.675 at Super Six... Scored a 9.725 on vault at Super Six to finish 19th.

    2005 (Freshman):
    Selected to the SEC Freshmen Academic Honor Roll... Competed on vault at the NCAA Central Regional...At SECs, scored a 9.70 on vault... Competed on vault at Texas Women's and exhibitioned on floor... Had 9.775s on vault and floor against North Carolina, Iowa... Competed on vault and exhibitioned on floor at WVU quad-meet... Scored the second-highest vault score for AU with a 9.825 at Master's Classic... Competed on vault against LSU... Scored a 9.70 on vault and a 9.725 on floor against Oklahoma... Competed on vault and floor against Florida... Led Auburn with a 9.875 on vault and won the individual title against Kentucky... Competed on vault and floor against Gym'Backs... Tied career-high on vault against Gym Dogs... Competed on vault (9.75) and floor (9.70) in first collegiate meet against Centenary.

    Prior to Auburn:
    Six-time Regional qualifier... 2004 USAIGC National Floor Champion... 2004 state beam champion... 2003 state bars and floor champion... 2002 state vault and bars champion... 2001 state all-around, vault and floor champion... Trained at Electric City Gymnastics with Shawn Smolen.

    Personal:
    Born on January 4, 1986... Daughter of Van and Rebecca Pinckney... Full name is Karmen Nicole Pinckney... One brother, Ben ... Majoring in elementary education..