Kasarah Marie Hernandez was born on November 11, 2001 in Austin, TX to her parents, David Hernandez and Deborah De Young. She has an older sister, McKaylie and two younger brothers, David and Robby. Her older sister McKaylie plays collegiate basketball and her younger brothers play baseball, lacrosse, basketball, football and track... keeping her parents very, very busy! Kasarah has three dogs (Rascal, Princess, and Max) and a cat (Pumpkin).
When Kasarah was four years old her mom started her and her sister in a recreational gymnastics class for fun. Kasarah had a genuine love for gymnastics the minute she started tumbling. The recreational classes were not enough for Kasarah and at the age of five she was teaching all the neighborhood kids how to do cartwheels and back walkovers in her backyard. Through the encouragement of her coach Jason Jarrett, she very quickly advanced from rec classes to show team to girls team. She has been at Capital Gymnastics since 2008.
In Kasarah's time outside of gymnastics, she enjoys dancing, horseback riding, reading, swimming, serving her community through her church, and spending time with her friends and family. Kasarah takes her academics very seriously and is an honor student at Cedar Ridge High School. She will graduate from high school in 2019, at the age of 17. She is a member of the National Honor Society and has earned a High Academic Achievement award at her high school both years she has been there. Kasarah has challenged herself with multiple advanced classes and has maintained a cumulative GPA of 4.86 on 5.0 scale. Kasarah's favorite class is Biology and she hopes to one day pursue a career in medicine. Kasarah has a goal is to obtain an academic or gymnastics scholarship so she can continue to participate in the sport she loves, while pursuing her college degree.
Currently, Kasarah is training as a level 10 gymnast for the 2018 season. She trains 21 hours a week at Capital Gymnastics in Cedar Park, Texas under the coaching of Barry and Pam Hyder. Kasarah is working very hard to achieve her goal to qualify for the Junior Olympic Nationals, and fulfill her dream of competing as a collegiate gymnast.