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Rosie Smith
Rosie Smith

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Waterford, Pa.

High School:
Fort Le Boeuf

Height:
5-3

Position:
AA



Lion Career
2009 (Junior): Competed on vault, bars and floor in six meets before an injury sidelined her for the remainder of the season ... averaged 9.813 on vault, 9.629 on bars and 9.800 on floor ... on vault, scored a 9.800 or higher in all but one meet ... finished in the top five event finishers in all meets ... recorded a season-high 9.850 twice, at Illinois (1/17) and versus Cornell, William & Mary and Penn (2/7) for second place in both meets ... on bars, finished in the top three event finishers three times ... registered a career-high 9.850 in a meet with Cornell, William & Mary and Penn (2/7) ... on floor, scored a 9.700 or better in all meets ... placed in the top five in four of six meets ... scored a career-best 9.900 versus Michigan State (1/24).

2008 (Sophomore): Competed in 10 meets of the season, averaging a 9.444 on vault (nine meets), a 9.590 on bars (10 meets) and a 9.739 on floor (nine meets) ... tallied a fourth-place finish and season-high 9.825 on vault against Michigan (1/19) ... finished fourth against Bowling Green, Cortland and George Washington (3/1) with a 9.800 on vault ... posted a 9.825 twice on bars, including once for fifth-place at Arizona State (3/7) and again at the NCAA Regional Championships (4/12) ... claimed fifth place on floor against Michigan (1/19) and recorded a personal-best 9.850 for third place on floor versus Bowling Green, Cortland and George Washington (3/1).

2007 (Freshman): Competed in 13 meets of the season on vault and floor ... averaged a 9.808 on vault and 9.802 on floor ... did not score below a 9.750 on either event all season long ... recorded a career-best 9.875 at Arizona (3/16) on vault ... captured nine top-five finishes on vault, including five first-place titles ... had six top-five finishes on floor throughout the year ... scored a season-high of 9.850 for a fourth-place showing at West Virginia (2/3).

High School/Club
Competed for Lakettes Gymnastics Academy in Erie, Pa., under the direction of Cammy McLallen ... in 2004-05, finished second at Level 10 States, fifth at Regionals and was a Level 10 National Qualifier, finishing 10th on vault ... in 2003-04 placed second at Level 10 States, fifth at Regionals and was a National Qualifier ... during Level 9, placed third at states and third at Eastern Nationals ... for Fort LeBoeuf High School, lettered in both cross country and track and field, making it to states in the 4x4 relay ... member of the National Honor Society ... Who's Who Among American Students ... graduated with high honors ... Senior Class council ... high honor roll ... Presidential Award for Physical FItness ... Leadership Task Force.

Personal
Born Rosalie Anne Smith on Jan. 21, 1988 in Erie, Pa. ... parents are Rodney and Darlene Smith ... has four siblings, RJ (22), Randy (19), Rachel (18) and Riley (16) ... brother RJ is currently a senior at Penn State and brother Randy is a sophomore ... majoring in biobehavioral health and after graduation would like to attend school and pursue a career as a physician assistant ... names spaghetti as favorite food, anatomy as favorite school subject, the "Harry Potter" series and "Twilight" series as favorite books, the Cleveland Browns as favorite pro sports team, "House" as favorite television shows, "Old School" and "Superbad" as favorite movies and Australia as favorite place to visit ... names goals for the season as "to help my team win Big Tens and to qualify for the Super Six at NCAAs!"

Why Penn State?
"I chose to attend Penn State because ever since I was little, I wanted to come here. It's a great school and I know I will get a good education here."

Quoting Coach Shephard
"Rosie is another inspiration to her team. She's battled back from a foot injury and is coming back strong. We are hopeful for a great senior year for her."

Rosie's Favorite Quote
"Wherever you go, go with all your heart." ~Confucius

Inside Women's Gymnastics: A Q&A with Rosie

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