Nittany Lions return 10 gymnasts; Add four newcomers for 2014 season
2014 (Junior Year)
Competed one of the team's 14 meets...Also contributed exhibition performances in two meets...Missed 11 meets due to two separate injuries...Did not compete in the team's first six meets due to a finger injury and missed the final five meets with an Achilles injury...Competed on the balance beam and floor exercise...Returned from a finger injury to post an exhibition score of 9.800 on the balance beam and 9.500 on the floor exercise vs. Illinois (2/15)...Scored 9.750 in an exhibition performance on the floor exercise at Rutgers with Temple and Ursinus (2/22)...Returned to the balance beam and floor exercise lineups against Bridgeport, Western Michigan & Yale (2/28), scoring 9.750 on both events...Suffered an Achilles injury at New Hampshire on March 8.
2013 (Sophomore Year)
Competed in all 12 of the team's meets and at the NCAA Regional Championships...Competed on vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise...Also competed in the all-around...Led the team on the floor exercise...Ranked tied for third on vault, tied for fourth on the balance beam and fifth on the team in the all-around...Scored for 9.850 on the floor exercise to finish tied for ninth at the NCAA Regional Championships (4/6)...Also competed on the balance beam (9.600) and vault (9.800) at the NCAA Regional Championships (4/6)...At the Big Ten Championships (3/23), competed on vault (9.750), balance beam (9.550) and floor exercise (9.850)...Posted a career-best score of 38.850 in the all-around vs. Iowa, Pitt and Rutgers (1/26)...Also competed in the all-around in a tri-meet at Denver with Lindenwood (38.525; 1/5), at Michigan (38.350; 2/16) and at UIC (37.950; 1/12)...Posted a career-best effort on vault with a score of 9.875 at Illinois (3/2) and in a tri-meet at Denver with Lindenwood (1/5)...Notched a career-best score of 9.775 vs. Minnesota, Towson and Kent State (1/19) on the uneven bars...Posted a career-best tally of 9.850 on the balance beam vs. Kentucky (3/16)...Also scored 9.800 on the balance beam at Michigan (2/16)...Won the floor exercise twice during the season; posting a career-best score of 9.925 vs. New Hampshire, Temple and Penn (3/9) and a tally of 9.875 vs. Michigan State (2/23)...Also scored 9.875 on the floor exercise vs. Kentucky (3/16) and at Illinois (3/2).
2012 (Freshman Year)
Competed in eight of the team's 12 meets and at the NCAA Regional Championships...Competed on vault and floor exercise...Notched a season-best 9.850 on vault and scored 9.750 on the floor exercise at the NCAA Regional (4/7)...Competed on vault (9.775) and the floor exercise (9.725) at the Big Ten Championships (3/24)...Scored a 9.825 on vault vs. North Carolina State, George Washington and William & Mary (2/11)...Also posted a score of 9.800 on vault twice; in a tri-meet with Michigan and North Carolina (3/2) and vs. SUNY-Brockport (2/18)...Owned a season-best mark of 9.850 on the floor exercise at Pittsburgh (3/11)...Scored 9.800 on the floor exercise vs. North Carolina State, George Washington and William & Mary (2/11).
Competed for 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 champion in all-around (2009 & 2010)...2010 Junior Olympics National Vault Champion...Placed second in the all-around at Level 9 Eastern Championships...Qualified for the Nastia Liukin Cup.
Born Alexis Lynae Carroll in Stanford, Conn. on June 22, 1993...Daughter of Rich and Dori Carroll...Has five siblings; C.J., Mackenzie, Ryan, Jason and Shane...Majoring in journalism with a minor in communications arts and sciences...Names hanging out with friends as her favorite hobby, the Dallas Cowboys and New York Yankees as her favorite pro sports teams, Shawn Johnson and Michael Johnson as her favorite athletes, steak as her favorite food and "Friday Night Lights" and "Friends" as her favorite television shows...Says "Remember the Titans", "She's The Man" and "Grease" are her favorite movies, Brad Pitt and Kate Hudson are her favorite actors and the Bahamas is favorite place to visit...Is a member of the Athletic Director's Leadership Institute at Penn State.
Why Penn State?
"I chose to attend Penn State because it's a great mix of academics and athletics. Both areas are excellent here."