Penn State return 11 gymnasts; adds six for 2014 season
at NCAA Championships
at West Virginia Dual
at West Virginia Dual
at Florida Dual
2012-13 (Louisiana State University)
Attended LSU for two years and competed in gymnastics...Made touches on the vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise during her time at LSU...Also competed in the all-around...Won three vault titles and one title on the balance beam while with the Tigers...Set a career-best on the vault with a score of 9.925 twice; vs. Alabama (3/8/13) and at Auburn (2/22/13)...Owns a career best on the uneven bars at 9.825, doing so vs. West Virginia (3/16/12) and at Florida (2/10/12)...Notched a career-best score of 9.850 on the balance beam; vs. West Virginia (3/16/12), vs. North Carolina State (3/2/12) and against Alabama (2/24/12)...Posted her career-best score of 9.825 on the floor exercise at Florida (2/10/12)...Scored a career-best 38.875 at the NCAA Championships (4/20/12).
Trained at Kokokahi Gymnastics under coaches Bruce Burns and Suzie Gamble ... Competed as a level 10 gymnast in 2010 and 2011 ... Three-time U.S. Nationals qualifier and three-time J.O. National Championships qualifier ... Captured the beam title and finished third in the all-around at the 2011 Region 2 Championships ... Member of the U.S. National Team as a junior international elite competitor in 2008 after placing fifth on beam and eighth in the all-around at the Visa Championships ... Graduated a year early from Myron B. Thompson Academy in Honolulu, Hawaii ... Member of the National Honor Society in high school.
Born is Randi Kili Lau in Honolulu, Hawaii on March 1, 1994...Daughter of Robert and Susan Lau...Has one younger sister, Taylor, and one younger brother, Robby...Intends on majoring in communication arts and sciences...Names fishing, tennis, surfing and baking cupcakes as her hobbies, The Eagles, Bruno Mars and Blake Shelton as her favorite entertainers, psychology as her favorite subject, the Miami Heat and San Francisco 49ers as her favorite sports team and Andre Agassi as her favorite athlete...Says Hawaiian fare is her favorite type of food, "The Hunger Games" and "The Giving Tree" are her favorite books, "Suits", "White Collar" and "Hart of Dixie" are her favorite television shows, "The Little Rascals" and "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" are her favorite movies, Dave Franco is her favorite actor, Emma Stone is her favorite actress and Lahina Maui in Hawaii is her favorite place to visit.
Why Penn State
"I chose Penn State because when I visited campus I fell in love with the family atmosphere and the cohesion of the team and coaches."
Coach Thompson on Lau
"Randi transferred to us from LSU after competing in every regular-season meet last season for the Tigers. She is a former elite gymnast who excels on every event, but she is best known as an outstanding vaulter. Randi will see action for us in every meet with a strong chance of competing as an all-arounder every weekend."