Nittany Lions finished second at the University Park Regional to earn a berth at the NCAA Championships; Their 17th appearance in school history.
at NCAA Regionals
vs. Michigan State
2013 (Junior Year)
Competed in 11 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 three times...Ranked second on the team in the all-around, was tied for third on the squad on the vault and tied for fifth on the team on the uneven bars...Placed eighth on the uneven bars with a career-best score of 9.850 at the NCAA Regionals (4/6)...Also scored 9.825 on the vault and 9.650 on the balance beam at the NCAA Regionals (4/6)...Competed on the vault (9.700), uneven bars (9.800) and balance beam (9.200) at the Big Ten Championships (3/23)...Set a career-best on the vault against Kentucky (3/16) with a mark of 9.875...Boasted a vault score of 9.800 on four occasions; vs. New Hampshire, Temple and Penn (3/9), at Michigan (2/16), at Nebraska (2/10) and vs. Ohio State (2/2)...Scored 9.850 on the uneven bars vs. Kentucky (3/16) and vs. Iowa, Pitt and Rutgers (3/9)...Posted a career-best score of 9.825 on the balance beam vs. Michigan State (2/23)...Scored 9.800 on the balance beam vs. New Hampshire, Temple and Penn (3/9)...Notched a career-best 9.775 on the floor exercise vs. Iowa, Pitt and Rutgers (1/26).
2011 (Freshman Year)
Did not compete due to a knee injury she suffered while a student-athlete at LSU.
Competed for Orlando Metro Gymnastics for Jeff Wood and Christi Barineau-Mitchell ...Also competed as an international elite gymnast in Puerto Rico...Led Puerto Rico to the title at the 2010 National Championships in Puerto Rico...Helped the Puerto Rican National Team to a third place finish at the 2010 Central American Games...Placed fifth on the vault at the 33rd Turnier der Meister World Cup in Germany in 2009...Received the bronze medal on the vault and finished seventh on the balance beam and floor exercise at the Pan-Am Games in 2008...Placed fifth on floor exercise and sixth on the balance beam at the World Cup in Doha, Qatar in 2008...Captured second place on the floor exercise at the 2006 Central American Games in Colombia...Attended Freedom High School where she maintained a 4.0 GPA.
Born Sidney Sanabria-Robles in Killeen, Texas on Feb. 6, 1992...Daughter of Ismael Sanabria and DoryJean Robles...Has one brother, Ismael, who attends Penn State and is on the men's gymnastics team...Intends on majoring in kinesiology...Lists going to the beach, listening to music and hanging out with friends as her hobbies, anatomy as her favorite subject, Mofongo Rellena De Pulpo as her favorite food...Says "House of Rules" is her favorite book, "Friends" is her favorite television show, "27 Dresses" and "The Ugly Truth" are her favorite movies and Switzerland is her favorite place to visit.
Why Penn State?
"I chose to attend Penn State because it is a University in which I can obtain a top-notch education, be a member of a great women's gymnastics team, and also because my brother attends Penn State, too."
Coach Thompson on Sanabria-Robles
"For a gymnast who was told that she would never be able to do gymnastics again, Sidney competed in the all-around three times and on three events in nine other meets last season. I plan on telling her that she'll never score a Perfect Ten and see how that goes for her this season. Sidney works very hard in the gym and is a tough competitor. Being able to provide the perspective that comes from being part of another collegiate program has also been an invaluable gift for us here at Penn State. We look forward to watching Sidney compete as a Penn State senior."