University of Iowa Athletics

Kulani Taylor

Height 5-9
Class Sr.
Hometown West St. Paul, Minn.
High School Henry Sibley
Kulani Taylor - Men's Gymnastics - University of Iowa Athletics


  • Competed in six competitions on the floor for the Hawkeyes
  • Won the floor event against Illinois (3/1/20) with a career-best 14.400


  • Competed in the Hawkeyes’ first home meet against Minnesota and UIC posting a 13.150 on floor and 12.250 on high bar
  • Contributed a 13.550 (8th) on floor in the Hawkeyes’ defeat of Penn State to capture a share of the Big Ten regular season title
  • Posted a 13.600 (17th) on floor on day one of the Big Ten Championships
  • Posted a career-best 13.866 (11th) on day one of the NCAA Championships


  • Competed in 10 meets for the Hawkeyes
  • Notched a 27th-place finish on vault (13.633) and a 27th-place finish on floor (12.966) at the NCAA Championship qualifiers on April 20
  • Tied for 23rd on floor (13.700) at the Big Ten Championship team finals on April 6…posted a 13th-place finish on vault (13.500) in a win over Minnesota and Air Force on March 11
  • Recorded an eighth-place finish on vault (13.650) in a win over Penn State and Arizona State on March 3
  • Tied for eighth on vault (12.900) and finished 10th on floor (12.700) against Nebraska on Feb. 23
  • Tied for ninth on vault with a season-high 13.950 and tied for 10th on floor (12.600) at Oklahoma on Feb. 10
  • Tied for eighth on vault (13.700) against Illinois on Feb. 3…earned an eighth-place finish on floor (12.800) and a ninth-place finish on vault (13.650) at Minnesota on Jan. 27
  • Notched a fourth-place finish on floor with a season-high 13.900 in a tri-meet against UIC and Stanford on Jan. 21
  • Posted an 18th-place finish on floor (12.250) at the Windy City Invitational on Jan. 13

High School

  • Competed in floor at the JO Nationals, finishing third
  • Finished second overall at the 2017 regionals
  • Placed fifth overall at the 2017 Minnesota State Championships, placing second on parallel bars
  • Won gymnast of the year sophomore-senior year.


  • Born May 1, 1999
  • Son of Ken and Sheri Taylor
  • Has three siblings, Kaiulani, Kekoa, and Kekai
  • Club coaches were Ron Hill, Keith Heaver, Bob Wuornos, and Frank Ticknor
  • Biology (pre-vet) major.