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Alex Witt
Alex Witt

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Odessa, Fla.

High School:
Steinbrenner

Height:
5-4

Event:
V, UB

Club Team:
LaFleur's Gymnastics


05/01/2014

Lions Cap Successful Season at No. 12 in National Polls

Penn State finished their season with a No. 12 ranking and their 17 trip to the NCAA Championships

04/27/2014

No. 12 Lions Handout Awards at Annual Banquet

Penn State grabs top-12 national finish after earning program's 17th trip to NCAA Championships

04/05/2014

Birmingham Bound: No. 15 Nittany Lions Earn Berth to NCAA Championships

Nittany Lions finished second at the University Park Regional to earn a berth at the NCAA Championships; Their 17th appearance in school history.

04/04/2014

No. 15 Nittany Lions Hosts NCAA Regional Championships

Nittany Lions host six-team field inside Rec Hall at 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 5

02/28/2014

Senior Shine in Final Home Meet for No. 18 Nittany Lions

Stauder sets career-best on vault & uneven bars; wins all-around with personal-best 39.425

CAREER BESTS

Event Score Date Site/Opponent
Vault 9.800 3/2/12 vs. Michigan and UNC
Uneven Bars 9.875 2/28/14 Bridgeport, W. Mich & Yale

2014 (Junior Year)
Competed on uneven bars in six of the team's 14 meets, including the NCAA Regional Championships and at the NCAA Championships...Missed the first eight meets of the season due to a thumb injury... Named Academic All-Big Ten...Ranked tied for second on the team on the uneven bars...Scored 9.675 on the uneven bars at the NCAA Championships (4/18)...Placed second and scored a career-best 9.875 on the uneven bars in her return from injury against Bridgeport, Western Michigan and Yale (2/28)...Tallied a 9.850 on the event in the NCAA Regional (4/5) and scored 9.800 at the Big Ten Championships (3/22)...Scored 9.775 on the uneven bars at New Hampshire with Bridgeport and George Washington (3/8) and at No. 8 Michigan with Iowa and No. 13 Minnesota (3/15).

2013 (Sophomore Year)
Competed in four of the team's 12 meets... Competed on vault and uneven bars...Earned Academic All-Big Ten...Posted a season-best score of 9.725 on vault twice; vs. Ohio State (2/2) and in a tri-meet at Denver with Lindenwood (1/5)...Scored 9.700 on vault twice; vs. Iowa, Pitt and Penn (3/9) and at UIC (1/12)...Posted a career-best score of 9.650 on the uneven bars in a tri-meet at Denver with Lindenwood (1/5).

2012 (Freshman Year)
Competed in five of the team's 12 meets... Competed on vault...Earned a career-high score of 9.800 vs. Michigan and North Carolina (3/2)....Boasted a score of 9.725 on vault at Ohio State (2/25) and vs. New Hampshire (1/15).

Gymnastics Background
Competed for LaFleur's Gymnastics in Tampa, Fla. under the direction of Jeff Lafleur, Amanda Stroud and Billy West...Missed her senior season due to injury...Placed first on the uneven bars at the 2008 State meet ...Won floor exercise at the 2009 State meet...Finished eighth in the all-around, seventh on the floor exercise and fourth on vault at the 2010 Junior Olympic Nationals...Member of the National Honor Society and Florida Bright Futures at Steinbrenner High School.

Personal
Born Alexandra Nicole Witt in Tampa, Fla. on May 19, 1993...Daughter of Jeffrey and Barbara Witt...Has one brother, Ryan...Majoring in kinesiology...Names playing the violin and outdoor activities as her favorite hobbies, Two Door Cinema Club and Foster the People as her favorite entertainers, biology and kinesiology as her favorite subjects, the Tampa Bay Lightning as her favorite pro sports team and Dominique Moceanu as her favorite athlete...Says frozen yogurt and cupcakes are her favorite food, The Hunger Games series as her favorite book, " The Real Housewives " as her favorite television show, and Chicago and California are her favorite places to visit.

Why Penn State?
"The reason I chose to attend Penn State is the combination of amazing academic and athletic opportunities. There is so much love and support for this University everywhere you look, on and off campus."

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