Kaitlyn Grimes


Player profile

  • Year Sophomore
  • Hometown LaGrange, Ill.
  • Last School Lyons Township HS
  • Height 5-5

Career Honors

  • OSU Scholar-Athlete (2022)


  • Competed in 12 meets for Ohio State, primarily on vault
  • In her Buckeye debut, she competed in both vault and uneven bars for the Buckeyes
  • Hit her career-high 9.900 on vault against Kent State and Eastern Michigan (March 6)

Prior to Ohio State

  • Competed for BIG Gymnastics for 13 years
  • 2019 Junior Olympic qualifier and finished 10th in the all-around
  • 2021 runner-up in the Illinois State Championships
  • 2021 D.P. national qualifier and finished 10th in the all around and won the team championship
  • Member of the National Honor Society in high school and the Hinsdale Hospital Junior Board from 2017-2021


  • Daughter of Jeanne and Brian Grimes
  • Has two sisters, Nicole and Tessa
  • Hobbies include spending time with family and friends, listening to music and water sports
  • Wants to attend graduate school or start a career as a sports marketer after graduation
  • Majoring in business