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Emma Sibson
Emma Sibson

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Allen, Texas

High School:
Spring Creek

Height:
5-1

Event:
AA

Club Team:
Zenith 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

04/19/2014

No. 15 Nittany Lions Finish Season at NCAA Championships

Nittany Lions close out season with 194.825 in semifinal two at NCAA Championships

04/17/2014

Evening Session Awaits No. 15 Lions at NCAA Championships

Nittany Lions look to advance to their first Super Six in school history on Friday at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex

04/17/2014

Evening Session Awaits No. 15 Lions at NCAA Championships

Nittany Lions look to advance to their first Super Six in school history on Friday at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex

Event Score Date Site/Opponent
Vault 9.975 3/8/14 at New Hampshire Quad
Balance Beam 9.825 4/5/14 NCAA Regional
Floor Exercise 9.900 3/22/14 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...Made touches on the vault, balance beam and floor exercise...Twice earned Big Ten Freshman of the Week (3/3 & 3/10)...Led the team on the 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 the 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 the vault at New Hampshire with Bridgeport and George Washington (3/8) to win the event...Notched a score of 9.950 on the 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 the vault title with a 9.875 against Bridgeport, Western Michigan and Yale (2/28)...Also won the 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).

Gymnastics Background
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.

Personal
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."

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