Nittany Lions look to advance to their first Super Six in school history on Friday at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex
at New Hampshire Quad
Big Ten Championships
2014 (Freshman Year)
Competed in all 14 of the team's meets, including the NCAA Regional Championships and at the NCAA Championships... Competed on vault, balance beam and floor exercise...Twice earned Big Ten Freshman of the Week (3/3 & 3/10)...Led the team on vault...Ranked tied for third on the team on the floor exercise...Tied for fifth and ninth on the Penn State career vaulting charts...Tied for the team lead on vault at the NCAA Championships (4/18) with a score of 9.825...Scored 9.450 on the floor exercise and 9.050 on the balance beam at the NCAA Championships (4/18)...Posted a career-best score of 9.975 on vault at New Hampshire with Bridgeport and George Washington (3/8) to win the event...Notched a score of 9.950 on vault to tie for the event victory against Nebraska (2/8)...Totaled a score of 9.900 at the Big Ten Championships (3/22) and the NCAA Regional (4/5)...Tied for vault title with a 9.875 against Bridgeport, Western Michigan and Yale (2/28)...Also won vault title vs. Cornell, Southeast Missouri and UIC (1/18; 9.850)...Posted a career-best score of 9.825 on the balance beam at the NCAA Regional (4/5)...Scored 9.825 on the balance beam at No. 8 Michigan with Iowa and No. 13 Minnesota (3/15) and against Bridgeport, Western Michigan and Yale (2/28), finishing third in the later meet...Tallies a 9.900 on the floor exercise at the Big Ten Championships (3/22) and at New Hampshire with Bridgeport and George Washington (3/8)...Scored 9.850 on the event at the NCAA Regional (4/5) and against Illinois (2/15).
Competed for Zenith Gymnastics under coaches Alex Atomas, J.P. Lavachery and Tatiana Schegolkova...Competed as an Elite Level gymnast from 2010-12...Missed most of the 2013 competition schedule due to injury...Won vault title at the 2013 Alamo Classic... Qualified for the 2011 and 2012 Canadian Championships...Qualified for the 2010 Junior Olympic National Championships...Won 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 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 pre-law...Names shopping, reading and spending time with friends and family as her hobbies, literature as her favorite subject, pasta as her favorite food, Muhammad Ali as her favorite athlete and the Vancouver Canucks as her favorite pro sports team...Says "50 Shades of Grey" is her favorite book, "Gossip Girl" is her favorite television show, "Great Gatsby," "Dear John," and "Titanic" are her favorite movies, Leonardo DiCaprio 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."