University of Iowa Athletics

Clair Kaji

Class Sr.
Hometown Vancouver, Canada
High School Magee Secondary
Clair Kaji - Women's Gymnastics - University of Iowa Athletics

Hawk Item – Four-time All-Big Ten selection… one of three GymHawks to earn four career honors… six-time Big Ten weekly award winner… finished her career ranking second in school history on beam (9.950) and tied for sixth on bars (9.925).

2022 Honors – Second-Team All-Big Ten selection… WCGA Scholastic All-American… Big Ten Distinguished Scholar… Academic All-Big Ten. 2022 – Competed in every meet… had one event title and had nine top three finishes… won beam title (9.900) against Texas Woman’s (1/14)… tied for second at Minnesota (2/25) on beam, finishing with a 9.925… tied for third on beam (9.875) and floor (9.925) at Iowa State (3/4)… tied a career high on floor at Iowa State.

2021 Honors – First-team All-Big Ten selection… Big Ten All-Championships team after finishing as the runner-up on bars… three-time Big Ten Specialist of the Week honoree (Jan. 25, Feb. 1, March 8)… Academic All-Big Ten. 2021 – Competed in all 11 meets on bars, beam and floor… posted a 9.900 or higher eight times on floor, five times on beam and three times on bars… won the beam (9.875) and floor (9.925) in a home victory over Ohio State (1/23)… shared the floor title (9.900) at Illinois (1/31)… tied for first on beam (9.900) in victory over Minnesota (2/6)… scored a 9.900 on floor in tri-meet against Maryland/Minnesota (2/13), helping team break the school floor record…  shared the floor title (9.925) in the road victory at Nebraska (2/20)… tied for the event win on the beam (9.950) and tied for second on floor (9.875) in helping team to a Big Five Meet (2/27) win in Ann Arbor… shared floor (9.925) title and tied for second on beam (9.900) in home finale against Illinois (3/6)… tied for the event title on bars (9.925) in road win at Nebraska (3/14)… tied as the runner-up on beam, tying a career-high with a 9.925 at NCAA Regionals (4/2)… also tied for fourth on bars (9.925) in helping team to third-best team score in school history.

2020 Honors — WCGA Scholastic All-American… Academic All-Big Ten selection… Big Ten Distinguished Scholar. 2020 — Named to the 2020 Big Ten Women’s Gymnasts to Watch List… competed on bars and beam in every meet… recorded a season high 9.875 at Iowa State (3/6)… recorded a season high 9.850 vs. Michigan State (2/14)… recorded a season high 9.900 at Iowa State (3/6).

2019 Honors — First-team All-Big Ten selection. 2019 — Earned a season high 9.90 on the bar at Elevate the State/Big Five Meet (2/22)… recorded a season high 9.90 on beam against Minnesota (1/19)… recorded a season high 9.90 on floor against Iowa State (3/1).

2018 Honors — Academic All-Big Ten selection. 2018 — Competed in three meets before season was cut short because of injury… tallied a season-high 9.850 on bars and 9.850 on beam vs. Ohio State (1/19)… registered a season-high 9.850 on floor at Arizona State (1/6)… earned one beam title and one floor title during the season.

2017 Honors — Second-team All-Big Ten selection… two-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week honoree — Jan. 23, March 6. 2017 — Competed in every meet… recorded a season-high 9.875 on uneven bars at Northern Illinois (1/8)… posted a season-best of 9.925 on floor against Iowa State (3/4)… finished fourth on beam (9.900) at the Big Ten Championships (3/18)… placed fourth on floor (9.850) and tied for first on beam with a season-high 9.950 at NCAA Champaign Regional (4/1)… qualified as beam specialist for NCAA Championships and finished 17th with a score of 9.8625.

High School — Made second team at 2010 Nationals and third team at 2011 Nationals (Level 9)… placed first on vault and second on beam at Western Canadian Championship in 2014 (Level 10)… placed second on vault and floor and first on beam and all-around at BC Provinical Championship in 2014 (Level 10)… placed third on bars and floor, second on vault, and first all-around at BC Provincial Championships in 2015 (Level 10)… took part in Canadian National Championships in 2011, 2012, 2014, and 2015… took part in Elite Canada in 2011, 2012, 2014, and 2015… placed sixth all-around to help her team to take home the bronze medal at the 2015 Canada Winter Games.

Personal — July 26, 1998… daughter of Cindy and Hideki Kaji… has one brother, Chris… psychology major.

Career Bests

Event Score Opponent Date
Bars 9.925 3X, last at NCAA Regionals 4/2/21
Beam 9.950 2X, last at Big Five Meet 2/27/21
Floor 9.925 5X, last at Iowa State 3/4/22