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2017 (Sophomore Year)
Competed on the vault in all 12 team meets on the year...Was in the uneven bars lineup in 10 of 12 meets...Tied a career-best 9.800 on the vault three times during the 2017 season...At Nebraska, LaGuardia finished third on the vault with a score of 9.800 (1/15)...Posted a fifth-place finish on the vault at the Penn Quad Meet with a 9.800 (3/5)...LaGuardia recorded a 14th-place finish on the vault at the NCAA Regional meet with a 9.800 (4/1)...Improved her career-best score on the uneven bars three times during the 2017 season...Set a then-career-best score of 9.725 on the uneven bars to finish 11th at Nebraska (1/15)...Improved her career-best score on the uneven bars to 9.750 to place seventh against Maryland (1/21)...Posted a career-best score of 9.825 on the uneven bars to record a sixth-place finish against Ohio State (2/11).
2016 (Freshman Year)
Championship season: LaGuardia competed on the uneven bars at the NCAA Regional Championships (4/2) and finished 39th with a score of 9.600...Regular season: LaGuardia earned a fourth place with her personal best score of 9.800 on the vault against Illinois (1/29) in her third career meet...Against Michigan state (2/6) she tied for sixth on the vault (9.675) with teammate Jessica Jones...LaGuardia competed in the vault against Ohio State (2/13) and tied for ninth place with a score of 9.675.
Trained at Colorado Gymnastics Institute in Aurora, Colorado, under coaches Vinicio Leira, Sonia Leira and Lindy Franzini…Qualified to states and regionals three years in a row…In 2014 nationals qualifier…Granted the Senior State Gymnast Award by the State of Colorado in 2015.
Born Gianna Marie LaGuardia in Littleton, Colorado, on December 27, 1996…Daughter of Rob and Claudia LaGuardia…Has one older sister, Karina, and one younger brother, Robbie…Lists hanging out with friends and family as her hobby, Justin Timberlake as her favorite musical entertainer, English as her favorite subject, the Denver Broncos as her favorite professional sports team and Von Miller as her favorite athlete…Says cheesecake is her favorite food, “The Office” is her favorite television show, “Hot Rod” is her favorite movie, Jimmy Fallon is her favorite actor, Kristen Wiig is her favorite actress and Italy is her favorite place to visit...Telecommunications major.
Why Penn State?
“I chose Penn State because of the atmosphere. Everyone who comes here automatically becomes a part of a family and I loved the idea of joining a program that is bigger than myself.