Lions put up a 196.975 to take home quad meet title
2012 (Freshman): Made nine appearances on vault and seven on floor during her rookie campaign ... On vault, earned two fifth-place finishes against Iowa (2/3) and Ohio State (2/25) ... Posted a career-best score of 9.850 at the NCAA Regional Championships (4/7) ... On floor, averaged a score of 9.574 in seven meets ... Earned a career-high mark of 9.850 at Pittsburgh (3/11).
Was a member of Hills Gymnastics in Gaithersburg, Md. Under the direction of Kelli Hill ... attended the 2008 Visa Championships ... competed in the 2009, 2010 & 2011 Junior Olympic Nationals ... two-time Maryland State Champ in all-around (2009 & 2010) ... 2010 National Vault Champion ... placed second in the all-around at Level 9 Easterns ... qualified for the Nastia Liukin Cup.
Born Alexis Lynae Carroll on June 22, 1993 in Stamford, Conn. ... parents are Rich and Dori Carroll ... has five siblings, C.J. (16), Mackenzie (13), Ryan (13), Jason (10) and Shane (8) ... undecided on a major ... names hanging out with friends as her favorite hobby, the Dallas Cowboys and New York Yankees as favorite pro sports teams, Tony Romo as favorite athlete, steak as favorite food, "Grey's Anatomy" as favorite television show, "Friends With Benefits" as favorite movie, Brad Pitt and Kate Hudson as favorite actors and the Bahamas as favorite place to visit ... goals for the season are "to compete in the all-around and do my absolute best to help the team to a Big Ten Championship and to qualify for NCAA's."
Why Penn State?
"I chose to attend Penn State because it's a great mix of academics and athletics. Both areas are excellent here."
Quoting Coach Thompson
""Lexi is using the pre-season to position herself as one of the Top All-Around gymnasts on our team. Her steady improvements and willingness to change on both Uneven Bars and Balance Beam are an indication of why she was awarded the Kathy Parody Hard Work Award in 2012.""
Lexi's Favorite Quote
"Sports do not build character. They reveal it."