By Erica Rath
Kaytianna McMillan is a high school senior from the Eugene, Ore., area. She trains at the National Academy of Artistic Gymnastics under Todd Wyatt.
At 18 years old, Kaytianna has already committed to Oregon State University. She is completely relieved that she has the pressure of choosing a college of her chest. As she should be, she is proud of reaching her goal and overwhelmed with joy. While participating in gymnastics at Oregon State, she hopes to study something in the medical field.
Her parents got her involved in gymnastics when she was little because of the energy she exuded. Since then, she has been training in the gym nearly every day.
Kaytianna’s favorite event to compete in is the floor exercise. She enjoys the different aspects of tumbling combined with dance. Two years ago, Kaytianna placed first at J.O. Nationals on floor, something she calls her greatest accomplishment.
Coming from an athletic family, Kaytianna has a brother who is a triathlete. When she is not in school or at the gym, she likes hanging out with friends, going to the movies and going shipping.
Her favorite thing about gymnastics is her teammates. She loves the relationship and encouragement she gets from training with the other members of her gym. She also enjoys her coaches for whom, she says, she is very grateful.