Lions will take on Denver and Lindenwood; Lindenwood competing in first ever gymnastics meet
2012 (Freshman): Appeared in five meets with all appearances coming on the vault ... Averaged 9.715 on the vault ... Earned a career-high score of 9.800 vs. Michigan and North Carolina (3/2).
Was a member of Lafleurs Tampa in Tampa, Fla. under the direction of Jeff Lafleur, Amanda Stroud and Billy West ... missed her senior season due to injury ... placed first on bars in the 2008 Florida State meet ... won floor in 2009 Florida State meet ... was the 2010 Florida State Champion ... placed fifth at 2010 Regionals ... finished eighth in the all-around, seventh on floor and fourth on vault at the 2010 Junior Olympic Nationals ... member of the National Honor Society and Florida Bright Futures at Steinbrenner High School in Lutz, Fla.
Born Alexandra Nicole Witt on May 19, 1993 in Tampa, Fla. ... parents are Jeffrey and Barbara Witt ... has one brother, Ryan (15) ... Dad, Jeffrey, is a marathon runner ... majoring in kinesiology ... names playing the violin and outdoor activities as favorite hobbies, Frou Frou as favorite entertainer, anatomy and physiology as favorite subjects, the Tampa Bay Lightning as favorite pro sports team, Chelsey Memmel as favorite athlete, broccoli as favorite food, "Water for Elephants" as favorite book, "Jersey Shore" as favorite television show, "Elf" as favorite movie, Jim Carrey and Jennifer Aniston as favorite actors and the Bahamas and Florida Keys as favorite places to visit ... goals for the season are "to compete in the all-around and contribute to the team as much as I possibly can. I would also like to help my team in accomplishing our dream of winning Big Tens and making NCAAs."
Why Penn State?
"Not only is the campus amazing, but the people here are very genuine and nice. Also, Penn State is known worldwide for its strong academics and athletics, and I wanted to be a part of that."
Quoting Coach Thompson
"Alex has made considerable strides toward becoming a regular in our vault and uneven bars lineups. She is a tremendous competitor and we expect her to contribute on both of those events throughout the season."
Alex's Favorite Quote
"Even if you fall flat on your face, at least you have gone forward."