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Kristen Maloney

Class of 2011· Disciplines(s): Women's Artistic· Inducted as: Athlete

Maloney was a member of the U.S. Olympic Women’s Team that won the team bronze medal at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.

Her successful elite career included: 1998-99 U.S. all-around champion; team and all-around titles at the 1998 Pacific Alliance Championships; vault gold and all-around silver medals at the 1999 International Team Championships; and a balance beam gold medal at the 1998 Goodwill Games. Her gym club was Parkettes, and she was coached by Bill and Donna Strauss.

Maloney was a member of the U.S. Team for the 1997 and 1999 World Championships and advanced to the event finals in the all-around (13th) and balance beam (seventh). Maloney competed for UCLA from 2001-05, helping the Bruins win the NCAA team title in 2001 and 2003-04. She won the NCAA’s 2005 vault and balance beam gold medals and received the 2005 Honda Award for top female gymnast. Maloney was a 1999 Sullivan Award nominee and was the 1998 USA Gymnastics Sportswoman of the Year. She became an assistant coach for the women’s gymnastics team at Iowa State University in 2011.