Nittany Lions finished second at the University Park Regional to earn a berth at the NCAA Championships; Their 17th appearance in school history.
Competed for Zenith Gymnastics under coaches Alex Atomas, J.P. Lavachery and Tatiana Schegolkova... Competed as an elite level gymnast from 2010-2012...Missed most of the 2013 competition schedule due to injury...Von the vault title at the 2013 Alamo Classic... Qualified for the 2011 and 2012 Canadian Championships...Qualified for the 2010 Junior Olympic National Championships...Won the vault title at the 2010 Junior Olympic National Championships...Helped British Columbia to a Silver medal at the Canadian Winter Games in 2010...Competed at the VISA Championships in 2010...Won the vault and floor exercise titles at the 2010 Region 3 Championships.
Born Emma Kate Sibson in Victoria, British Columbia on June 26, 1995...Daughter of Byron and Cheryl Sibson...Has one younger sister, Abby...Intends on majoring in psychology...Names shopping, biking and spending time with friends and family as her hobbies, John Mayer, Macklemore and Tim McGraw as her favorite entertainers, English as her favorite subject, chicken caesar salad as her favorite food and "Romeo and Juliet" as her favorite book...Says "Teen Wolf", "Pretty Little Liars", Criminal Minds" and "Bates Motel" are her favorite television shows, "Legally Blonde" is her favorite movie, Channing Tatum is her favorite actor, Amanda Seyfried is her favorite actress and her family's cabin on Savary Island, British Columbia is her favorite place to visit.
Why Penn State
"I chose Penn State because it had the perfect combination of great academics, a nationwide alumni base, great athletics a beautiful campus and an awesome gymnastics team with amazing coaches. I felt that Penn State can support my growth in academics and athletics, which is a combination that will help me succeed in the future."
Coach Thompson on Sibson
"Emma is going to be a surprise to most of the fans in the Big Ten. Although she lived in Texas, Emma did nearly all of her competing as an elite gymnast in Canada and, as a result, was a little bit of a secret on the collegiate recruiting scene. Emma is very good on every event, but really excels on vault and floor exercise. I mean - she is phenomenal. At a Junior Olympic event a little over a year ago, Emma scored a 9.95 on one of her vaults. Our fans are going to love watching her power."