Kara Jones
Kara  Jones

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Petaluma, Calif.

High School:
Petaluma HS '15

Height:
5-3

Event:
AA

Major:
Chemistry

Club:
Edge Gymnastics


05/01/2017

Yektaparast, Presswood named 2018 captains

Jones, Holder, Yektaparast and Brown earn Outstanding Contribution awards

04/14/2017

Four Aggies earn Academic All-Conference

Jones, Kreager, Nogaki, Suzuki make MPSF academic honor roll

03/28/2017

UC Davis trio preps for NCAA Seattle Regional

Brown (AA), Michovska (UB) and Yektaparast (BB) represent Aggie gymnastics on Saturday

03/18/2017

Nogaki, Brown, Lavallee highlight UC Davis at MPSF Championships

Nogaki scores school-record 9.925 on beam to help establish a team mark of 49.225

03/16/2017

Nine Aggies make All-MPSF gymnastics teams

Brown stands as only gymnast to earn first-team honors in all five categories

2017: ALL-MPSF FIRST TEAM on floor exercise (9.815 RQS), ALL-MPSF SECOND TEAM on vault (9.740)... Hit 12-for-12 on vault, 11-for-11 on floor during the season... Notched season-best 9.800 on vault at San Jose State (Feb. 3), then returned to the same venue for a third-place 9.775 at MPSF Championships (Mar. 18)... Eclipsed 9.80 on floor on six occasions, topping out at 9.875 in home quad meet with Sac State/SJSU/SPU (Feb. 24)... Also hit 9.850 at home vs. Alaska Anchorage (Feb. 19), 9.825 at Air Force (Feb. 11)... Made seven beam appearances, with scores of 9.825 and 9.875 in back-to-back home meets with UAA (Feb. 17 &19)... MPSF and NACGC/W All-Academic.


2016: ALL-MPSF SECOND TEAM on vault (9.750 RQS)... Twice earned MPSF Newcomer of the Week (Jan. 26 and Feb. 16)... Competed on vault in 10 meets, plus eight appearances on floor, six on beam... Notched season-best 9.825 on vault at Sacramento State (Jan. 29)... Scored 9.800 on beam in home opener with Seattle Pacific and Boise State (Jan. 15)... Hit 9.750 on vault, 9.800 on floor at Seattle Pacific (Feb. 12)... Ended season with 9.850 on floor at MPSF Championships, good for T5th finish.


HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: MacIlvaine Academic Honor Roll student at Petaluma HS, from which she graduated in 2015... Competed for Rohnert Park Gymnastics (2006-10) and Redwood Empire Gymnastics (2011) before moving to Edge in 2012... Edge teammates with fellow Aggie Yasmine Yektaparast... Two-time qualifier for Junior Olympics nationals, finishing 4th on floor in 2013, 5th in 2012... Made Region 1 Level 10 championships for four straight years, placing among top three on vault for final three... Also NorCal runner-up on both vault and floor at 2014 NorCal meet.


PERSONAL: Born in Petaluma, Calif.... Majoring in nutrition science... Parents are Casey & Tracie Jones... Older sister, Courtney, attends UC Santa Barbara... Nicknamed "KJ"... Hopes for career in FBI.


Year-By-Year Averages/Highs

YearVaultBarsBeamFloorAll-Around

2016 Averages 9.715 9.321 9.622
2016 Highs 9.825 9.800 9.850

2017 Averages 9.723 9.507 9.748
2017 Highs 9.800 9.875 9.875

Career Highs 9.825 9.875 9.875