Competed in five meets for the Nittany Lions specializing on bars ... averaged a 9.700 ... tied her career-best with a 9.825 at Utah (3/12) ... scored a 9.800 at the Big Ten Championships (3/27) ... posted a 9.800 the NCAA Regional Championships (4/10).
2009 (Freshman): Competed in nine meets during the season specializing on bars ... averaged 9.686 on bars ... scored a season-high 9.825 versus Michigan State (1/24) in her first collegiate competition for second place honors ... scored higher than a 9.700 on six occasions ... scored a 9.750 in the NCAA Championships (4/16).
Competed for Nittany Gymnastics in State College, Pa., under the direction of Amy Adamek and Mike Rizzuto ... was injured for most of junior and senior seasons but attended Regionals ... placed sixth on vault at Level 9 Nationals during sophomore season ... at Level 8 Regionals during freshman season, placed second on vault ... four-year member of the Honor Roll at State College Area High School.
Born Alexandra Garland Stine on July 12, 1990 in State College, Pa. ... parents are Charles and Karen Stine ... plans on majoring in kinesiology ... names Dave Matthews Band and Pete Yorn as favorite entertainers, English as favorite school subject, Michael Phelps as favorite athlete, steak as favorite food, "Twilight" series by Stephanie Mayer as favorite book, "True Blood" as favorite television show, "An Officer and a Gentleman" as favorite movie, Richard Gere as favorite actor, Julia Roberts as favorite actress and New Orleans as favorite place to visit ... names goal for this season to make the vault lineup.
Why Penn State?
"Not only does Penn State excel academically, but it was important to me that the school I attend be athletically superior. I knew that the gymnastics program would be challenging but I was ready to accept that challenge. Since my family resides in the area, they could provide any additional support if necessary. My experience attending meets at Rec Hall showed me a high-energy, cohesive team who worked as one toward their goals."
Alex's Favorite Quote
"Besides pride, loyalty, discipline, heart, and mind, confidence is the key to all the locks." ~Joe Paterno