2011 (Junior): Competed on bars in 11 meets for the Nittany Lions ... averaged a 9.702 for the season ... finished in the top five event finishers on five occasions ... scored a career-high 9.850 four times, including at Maryland (2/18) for third place, vs. Pittsburgh, West Virginia and Bridgeport 2/26) for second place, at the Big Ten Championship (3/19) for third place and at NCAA Regionals (4/2) for third place.
2010 (Sophomore): Competed in five meets for the Nittany Lions specializing on bars ... averaged a 9.700 ... scored 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).
Born Alexandra Garland Stine on July 12, 1990 in State College, Pa. ... parents are Charles and Karen Stine ... majoring in kinesiology ... names Mumford & Sons and Florence & the Machine 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, Gladiator" 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 do the best I can to contribute to the team and enjoy my senior year."
Why Penn State?
Quoting Coach Thompson
Alex's Favorite Quote