Blue Team edges White Squad, 294.9-292.7, with solid showings by all gymnasts
2013 (Sophomore Year)
Competed ten of the team's 12 meets and at the NCAA Regional Championships...Made touches on the 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 the 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 the vault (9.800) at the NCAA Regional Championships (4/6)...At the Big Ten Championships (3/23), made touches on the 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 the 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...Made touches on the vault and floor exercise...Notched a season-best 9.850 on the vault and scored 9.750 on the floor exercise at the NCAA Regionals (4/7)...Competed on the vault (9.775) and the floor exercise (9.725) at the Big Ten Championships (3/24)...Scored a 9.825 on the vault vs. North Carolina State, George Washington and William & Mary (2/11)...Also posted a score of 9.800 on the 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 Samford, Conn. on June 22, 1993...Daughter of Rich and Dori Carroll...Has five siblings; C.J., Mackenzie, Ryan, Jason and Shane...Intends on 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."
Coach Thompson on Carroll
"It seems like Lexi rediscovered a real love for gymnastics over the summer and, as a result, has become an important leader on our team. Although she has been a mainstay for us on vault and floor over the past two seasons, Lexi has turned up the intensity in workouts and is determined to compete in the all-around for us this season. I really like what I have seen from her and we know that she is going to be one of the best performers in the Big Ten this season."