2010 • Senior Season
Stone led Nebraska in 2010 after earning her second All-America honor as a junior in 2009. She experienced an injury in the Masters Classic on Feb. 28, which sidelined her from the sport for the remainder of the season.
Prior to her injury, Stone captured the first event title of her senior season against Washington, with a 9.85 on beam. The mark tied her career-high score. She posted a season-high of 9.85 on bars against Minnesota and Illinois on Jan. 15 and took the event crown. Stone hit a season-high 9.85 on bars, and came in second on vault (9.80) against Michigan. She earned her second bars crown of the season with a 9.825 on the event against Missouri on Jan. 30 and was named Big 12 Event Specialist-of-the-Week for her performance. She posted a season-high 9.875 on vault at the IGI Chicago Style Invite and tied for second in the event. At the Sweetheart Invite on Feb. 20, Stone tied her season-high on vault (9.85) and hit a new season-high on bars (9.875), where she also tied for first on the event. Despite not being able to participate in any meets, Stone was a key asset to the Huskers' success as a team in 2010. In addition, she was named a First-Team Academic All-Big 12 honoree and earned a spot on the Big 12 Commissioner's Fall and Spring Honor Rolls.
The Calgary, Alberta native has ended her career at Nebraska with a total of 30 individual titles. She was the 2009 Big 12 Co-Gymnast of the Year and a three time All-Big 12 honoree.
2009 • Junior Season
Junior Kylie Stone had an impressive comeback season, after missing 2008 with an injury suffered in preseason training. The two-time All-American was Nebraska’s only individual to qualify for the 2009 NCAA Championships at the 2009 NCAA Southeast Regional. She took fourth in the all-around with a score of 39.20 to advance to the National Championships. At the NCAA Championships Stone again proved her will and determination. After suffering an injury in practice the week before the meet, she turned in a solid bars performance to score a 9.85 and earn second-team All-America honors.
Prior to the Big 12 Championships, Stone garnered All-Big 12 honors on vault and floor. At the conference Championships on March 21, she placed second on floor (9.90) and took fourth in the all-around (39.30). She was named to the All-Big 12 Championship team on floor and in the all-around in addition to being awarded 2009 Big 12 Co-Gymnast-of-the-Year accolades.
Stone started the 2009 season by winning the all-around at Denver and tying for first on floor. She took the all-around crown for the second-straight week at Iowa State, as well as every event title except bars, leading the Huskers to the win. Stone then earned the all-around title again at Missouri (39.35) the following week. She tallied 18 wins in her junior season, including five in the all-around, one on vault, four on bars, one on beam and seven on floor. Stone took first on floor (9.925) and in the all-around (39.475) at Arizona State, tying career highs in both events.
She hit career-high marks in every event except bars in 2009, including posting an all-around mark of 39.475 two times and a floor score of 9.90 or better eight times during the season. She was selected as Big 12 Gymnast of the Week four times (Jan. 20, Jan. 27, Feb. 3, Feb. 24) in 2009 was named second-team academic All-Big 12.
2008 • Redshirt Season
Kylie Stone did not compete in 2008 due to an injury suffered in preseason training. An All-American on vault and two-time All-Big 12 honoree, she will return to the Huskers’ lineup in 2009 after rehabilitation.
2007 • Sophomore Season
Stone provided a solid one-two punch in the all-around with Emily Parsons to lead the Huskers in 2007. She set or tied career highs on every event during the season, including a 39.425 all-around mark and a 9.85 on beam at NC State’s Hearts Invitational on Feb. 17. Stone added a career-best 9.90 on vault at Michigan on Feb. 9, and hit 9.925 on floor twice in her second season. In addition, Stone tallied a 9.90 on bars against Iowa State on March 11 to take her second bars crown of the year. Stone won a total of six individual event titles, including four on floor and two on bars.
Stone opened the season by leading Nebraska to its second-place finish at the Super Six Challenge in Fayetteville, Ark., claiming second in the all-around with a score of 39.125. Two weeks later at Iowa State, she notched a 9.825 on vault to finish fourth, in addition to a second-place showing on beam (9.825). The Huskers then took in their final road meet of January at Missouri, where Stone earned a 39.225 to finish second behind teammate Desire’ Sniatynski (39.375). Stone added a third-place finish on floor with a 9.875, while also tying for fourth on vault with a season-high 9.825 and finishing fifth on beam (9.80) and seventh on bars (9.725).
When Nebraska played host to its first home meet against Oklahoma, Stone took fourth in the all-around with a mark of 39.075. It was on floor where she shined the brightest, tying for the event title with Sniatynski and Parsons (9.85). She followed with a career performance on vault (9.90) and floor (9.925) at Michigan -- a performance for which she was honored as Big 12 Event Specialist of the Week for the first time in her career. Stone then tallied the highest all-around total of her career with a 39.425 at NC State to finish second behind Parsons (39.525).
Stone took All-Big 12 honors on vault (9.875) at the Big 12 Championships, where she finished fifth in the all-around (39.225) and fifth on floor (9.85). She earned fourth-place honors in the all-around (39.325) at the NCAA West Regional, while also placing second on floor (9.90), fourth on bars (9.85) and sixth on vault (9.85).
At the NCAA Championships, Stone was Nebraska’s top all-around finisher, tying for 10th place with Janet Anson of Iowa State (39.25). Stone placed 12th on floor and 16th on vault with scores of 9.85, while adding a 9.80 on bars and a 9.75 on beam, helping Nebraska to its ninth Super Six Finals appearance. In team finals the following night, Stone earned another 9.85 on vault, in addition to a 9.85 on bars.
2006 • Freshman Season
Stone turned in a stellar freshman campaign, earning second-team All-America honors on vault. Joining NU after the fall 2005 semester, Stone was one of the Huskers’ most dependable performers in their postseason run to the NCAA Super Six Finals. Stone captured one all-around crown and one floor title over the course of the year, and garnered All-Big 12 accolades in the all-around at the Big 12 Championships.
After sustaining a foot injury while training in her native Canada for the 2005 World Championships, Stone was limited in her contributions to the Huskers in the first month of NCAA competition. Sitting out the first two meets of the year, she was added to the bars and beam lineups at Utah. She made a splash on both events in her first home contest at the Devaney Center against Missouri, scoring a 9.80 on bars and a 9.75 on beam.
Just one week later at Oklahoma, Stone became an all-around competitor and never looked back, competing on all four events for the next 11 meets to finish the year. She set a standard at Penn State the following week, notching a 39.25 all-around score to nab the title, while also tying for first on floor (9.90) with Parsons.
Stone’s performance in the preliminary session of the NCAA Championships helped NU finish first on its opening day of competition. She contributed a 9.85 for seventh on vault and was named a second-team All-American on the event, while adding a 9.775 on bars and a 9.825 on floor.
Stone gave a standout effort for the Huskers in the Super Six Finals, finishing fourth in the all-around with a 39.40. She tied Parsons for third on floor with a career-high 9.925 in NU’s most outstanding team floor finish of the year, while adding a 9.825 on vault and a 9.80 on beam. Stone also jumped to eighth on bars with a 9.85 to close her first season as a Husker.
Stone competed for Coaches Dave and Judy Holmes at Stampede City Gymnastics Club in Calgary, Alberta. She placed second in the all-around at the 2005 Canadian National Championships, as well as third on vault, fifth on bars, fifth on beam and second on floor. Widely considered one of the top gymnasts in Canada, Stone competed at the 2003 World Championships in Anaheim, Calif., helping her country’s team qualify for the 2004 Olympic Games and making history as an individual competitor by becoming the highest-ranking Canadian all-around finisher in the history of the World Championships.
Stone had incredible success as an elite gymnast, winning individual crowns in the all-around, beam and floor at the 2004 Canadian National Championships. She was also the national beam champion in 2003. Stone took the bronze medal on floor at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, England, while finishing fifth on bars and eighth in the all-around.
Stone chose the Huskers over Georgia, Utah and Arizona.
Kylie Stone was born May 16, 1987, in Edmonton, Alberta, and is the daughter of Jeff Stone and Shelly Birch. She has one half-sister, Maggie, a half-brother, Tyler, and two step-sisters, Jennifer and Jessica. A 2005 graduate of the National Sport School in Calgary, Alberta, Stone is an elementary education major at Nebraska.
Stone's Career/Season Highs at Nebraska