As a senior in 2013: Returned to the lineup to appear in all 12 meets on balance beam ... also competed in 10 meets on uneven bars and six meets on floor exercise ... qualified for NCAA Regional as an alternate on balance beam ... set career-high scores on balance beam (9.875), uneven bars (9.750) and floor exercise (9.850) ... All-EAGL First Team selection on balance beam ... EAGL All-Academic Team selection ... earned Top Performer: Balance Beam award with a regional-qualifying score of 9.80 ... also was the recipient of the Colonial Heart Award ... four routines of 9.80 or better on balance beam.
As a junior in 2012: Did not compete due to shoulder injury ... named to EAGL All-Academic Team.
As a sophomore in 2011: Qualified for NCAA Regionals for second season in a row ... competed in every event in all 11 meets ... set career-high scores on the uneven bars (9.750), floor exercise (9.775) and all-around (38.875) against Kentucky & Bowling Green (3/4) ... named to All-EAGL Second Team for All-Around ... led team with 9.750 on the vault at the Kent State Quad Meet (1/22) ... led team with 9.700 on balance beam against Towson (1/29) ... also led team with 9.650 on the balance beam at West Virginia Quad Meet (2/20) ... finished season ranked 11th in the conference in the all-around with a 38.234 average.
As a freshmen in 2010: Competed in 14 meets for the Colonials, including the NCAA Regional Championships ... participated in all events at each meet she competed in, except for one ... tied for team lead with season-high score of 9.75 on beam at EAGL Championship ... named to EAGl Second-Team All Tournament for both the beam and All-Around ... led team with score of 9.375 on vault, 9.75 on bars and 9.575 on beam at Lindsey Ferris Invite ... also led team with high scores in vault, bars and beam against NC State ... recorded team-high scores in bars and beam at Girl Scout Meet ... finished season raned 12th in conference in the All-Around, averaging 37.804.
Career Highs: Vault: 9.750, Bars: 9.750, Beam: 9.875, Floor: 9.850, AA: 38.875
High School/Club: Was a Level 10 regional qualifier for three years and a level nine Eastern Nationals qualifier for two...Took fourth in the vault at Nationals in 2006...Graduated with high honors and was top 50 in her class with a 3.7 GPA...Competed for AGA Gymnastics for 12 years (Age 6-18).
Personal: Born Kayla Aili Carto in Flint, MI...daughter of Bryan and Kimberly Carto... has a and younger brother; Travis (18)...exercise science major with a concentration in pre-med....aspires to go to medical school after graduation and become an orthopedic surgeon.