2013 (Senior):101 Club Scholar-Athlete ... In Classroom Award ... First-Team All-Pac-12 Academic ... competed on vault at Pac-12 Championships and had a career-ending injury at the meet ... won her first career vault title on senior night tying a career-high of 9.900 ... also competed on beam ... set a new career-high on vault with a 9.900 at OSU to place third ... scored a 9.775 on vault at ASU ... posted a new season-high on vault vs. her former team, Utah, with a 9.800 ... was the lead-off vaulter for the Huskies at UCLA and scored a 9.775 ... made the vault lineup at the Metroplex Challenge ... posted a 9.775 on vault in the home opener ... competed on vault in the season-opener at Minnesota.
2012 (Junior): Posted a season-high 9.800 on beam three times during the season, the last at Nebraska on Feb. 11 ... had a season-best 9.850 on beam at Cal on March 18 ... won one beam title at Boise State on Jan. 13 with a 9.800 ... named first-team Pac-12 All-Academic ... won the In the Classroom Award at the team banquet.
2011 (Sophomore):In her first season at UW, set career-best marks on the vault and beam ... competed on vault in all 12 meets and on beam in 10 meets ... competed in the first meet of the year, the Pac-10 Showcase at UCLA on Jan. 9, posting the second-best vault score on the team with a 9.750 ... competed on beam for the first time in her career at the Quad Meet on Jan. 15, posting a 9.650 ... placed second on the vault vs. Cal on Jan. 21 with a 9.775 ... vaulted a 9.875, a new career-high, at ASU on Feb. 18 ... posted a career-high 9.875 on beam at the Pac-10 Championships on March 19, tying for fifth place.
University of Utah Freshman (2010): Attended the University of Utah her freshman season in 2010 ... posted season-highs of 9.8 on the vault and 9.625 of the floor ... a NACGC/W Scholastic All-American ... Mountain West Conference Scholar-Athlete ... on the Dean's List ... Athletic Director's honor roll.
High School/Club Attended Red Mountain High School and competed for the Desert Devils with fellow Husky Aliza Vaccher. ... the Arizona state all-around champ at level 10 from 2006-09 ... the Region 1 vault champion (2006-09) ... the Region 1 champion on all four events and the all-around in 2009 ... a JO National qualifier from 2007-09 ... in 2007, placed sixth on the vault and bars at the JO Nationals ... in 2008, was second in the all-around at JO's ... a 2008 JO National Team member ... in 2009, placed ninth on bars and 10th on the vault at JO Nationals ... made the honor roll all four years of high school.
Personal Megan Jaenish Whitney was born in Salt Lake City, Utah but lists her hometown as Mesa, Ariz. ... her parents are Laura Baker and David Whitney ... has four siblings, Jaclyn, Jennifer, Alec and Preston ... has former club teammates that compete at Arizona State and the University of New Hampshire ... hobbies include watching movies, hanging out with friends and shopping ... lists her favorite athlete as Lance Armstrong because he is so inspiring ... most admires her friends and family for always being there for her ... chose to attend UW because of the team, coaches and beautiful campus.
Coach Bowers on Meg "She has had a little bit of some down time with an injury so we have had to back off a little bit this fall but I can still see how much she has improved. She has improved on bars more than anyone else and will be one of our top bar workers this year."
Whitney's Career Bests
9.900, 2x, last vs. BYU/SPU (March 15, 2013)
9.875 at Pac-10 Championships (March 19, 2011)
(while at Utah)
Getting to Know Meg Favorite color: Blue "If I were an animal, I would be..." A cat Biggest celebrity crush: Shemar Moore Nickname: Megzie Guilty pleasure: Reeces peanut butter cups Favorite song: "Drops of Jupiter" Best part of being a Husky: All of it! Favorite movie: Bridesmaids "If I could be awesome at any other sport, it would be..." Volleyball Favorite season: Fall "If I could travel anywhere in the world I would go to..." Greece I couldn't live without... My teammates Favorite thing to do in your spare time: Hang out with people who make me laugh "Random fact people wouldn't know about me..." I like to race the car next to me at red lights Music that gets you pumped up to compete: Anything I can sing along to