UTAH: Clutch performer and three-time All-American hit 26-26 routines in four trips to the NCAA Championships ... 15 career victories ... hit 173-181 of her career routines ... member of Utah's Student Athlete Mentors (SAMS).
2009-Three-time All-American made the second team in the all-around and on vault and bars ... scored a 39.40 and 39.425 in the all-around at the NCAA Championships ... scored a 9.90 on vault on both nights of NCAA team competition ... missed the regional championship with illness ... 39.60 career all-around best came against Florida on Mar. 13 ... won the all-around at Nebraska on Feb. 13 ... 16 scores of 9.90 or better ... 11 wins ... hit 49-50 routines, including her last 46 attempts ... won the Diane Ellingson Award as Utah's Most Inspirational Gymnast.
2008-Competed on vault, bars and beam both nights of the NCAA Championships, hitting all six routines and averaging a 9.80 ... bar routine on opening day of nationals was her first competition on the apparatus in nine meets due to foot and ankle injuries ... 9.85 on beam in the Super Six was the sixth-best beam score ... had secured an all-around spot (scoring a season-high 39.55 on Feb. 1 against Minnesota) before injuries struck ... two wins ... hit 32-33 routines... made Utah's Athletics Academic Honor Roll.
2007-Career-tying 9.90 beam score in the Super Six on the final rotation helped propel Utah to a runner-up finish at the NCAA Championships ... competed on vault, bars and beam in every meet ... scored a career-high 9.925 on bars at Utah State on Feb. 9 ... season-high 9.875 on vault three times ... hit 42-45 routines ... made the Athletics Academic Honor Roll.
2006-All-arounder hit all eight routines at the NCAA Championships ... 39.225 all-around score tied for 11th in the Super Six field ... also had the sixth-best beam score (9.85) and seventh-best vault score (9.90) in the Super Six ... placed fourth all-around at the NCAA Regional championships ... 39.50 all-around high against BYU ... went all-around in the final nine meets ... best apparatus score was a 9.925 on vault and floor ... two victories (both on floor) ... hit 50-53 routines ... made the Dean's List.
PRIOR TO UTAH: Four-year USA National Team member ... placed first on the balance beam at the 2004 American Classic and won the all-around at the 2003 Podium Meet and the 2002 Crystal D'Arc in France ... also earned top-six finishes at the 2002 USA Gymnastics Championships (6th), the 2003 Golden Lilia in the Ukraine (5th) and the 2004 FL Gymnastics Open in Luxembourg (3rd) ... won the uneven bar title at meet in Luxembourg ... finished 16th in the all-around at the 2004 U.S. National Championships ... Houston native moved to Rowlett, Texas (near Dallas) to train at the World Olympic Gymnastics Academy under coaches Evgeny Marchenko and Natasha Boraskya. ... home schooled (received degree from Alpha Omega High School).
PERSONAL: Daughter of Sanya and Jong Wook Kim ... fluent in Korean ... went to Beijing to watch best friend and Olympic all-around gold medalist Nastia Liukin compete in the 2008 Summer Olympics ... art major ... selected from 1,840 applicants from 462 institutions to attend the 2008 NCAA National Student Athlete Development Conference in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. ... full name is Nina Song Yi Kim ... born Nov. 3, 1986.
Kim's Career Highs All-Around 39.600 vs. Florida, Mar. 13, 2009 Vault 9.950 vs. UCLA, Jan. 9, 2009 9.950 vs. Brigham Young, Mar. 20, 2009 Bars 9.925 vs. Utah State, Feb. 9, 2007 Beam 9.950 vs. Florida, Mar. 13, 2009 Floor 9.925 vs. Brigham Young, Mar. 24, 2006 9.925 vs. Minnesota, Feb. 1, 2008