2011 (Freshman at LSU)
Received a medical hardship for her knee injury at LSU.
Coached by Jeff Wood and Christi Barineau-Mitchell at Orlando Metro in Orlando, Fla. ... Competed as an international elite for Puerto Rico for several years ... Led her team in Puerto Rico to the title at the 2010 National Championships in Puerto Rico and led the Puerto Rican national team to a third place finish at the 2010 Central American Games ... Placed fifth in the vault finals at the 33rd Turnier der Meister World Cup in Germany in 2009 ... Received the bronze medal in vault and finished seventh on beam and floor at the Pan American Championships in 2008 ... Placed fifth on floor and sixth on beam at the World Cup in Doha, Qatar in 2008 ... Captured second place on floor at the 2006 Central American Games in Colombia ... Attended Freedom High School where she maintained a 4.0 GPA.
Born Sidney Sanabria-Robles on Feb. 6, 1992 in Killeen, Texas ... Parents are Ismael Sanabria and Dory Jean Robles ... Has a brother, Ismael (19), who attends Penn State and is on the men's gymnastics team as well ... Plans on majoring in Nutrition or Kinesiology at Penn State ... Lists going to the beach, listening to music and cooking as her hobbies, anatomy and psychology as favorite subjects, mashed plantains stuffed with octopus, rice, and beans, pasta and seafood as favorite foods, "Hatchet" and "House of Rules" as favorite books, "Friends" and "The Office" as favorite television shows, "27 Dresses", "The Avengers", "A Dark Knight Rises" and "Finding Nemo" as favorite movies and Spain and Switzerland as places 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."
Quoting Coach Thompson
"What would we do without Sidney? As a transfer student-athlete, Sidney has been able to provide a different perspective to our team, putting things in focus for some of the other gymnasts who have questions about NCAA competition and how to get prepared. Sidney is loved by her teammates and is expected to compete in the All-Around for the Lions."