Welsh wins floor exercise & all-around in final meet inside Rec Hall on Senior Day
vs. Michigan and UNC
Bridgeport, W. Mich & Yale
2014 (Junior Year)
Competed on uneven bars in six of the team's 14 meets, including the NCAA Regional Championships and at the NCAA Championships...Missed the first eight meets of the season due to a thumb injury... Named Academic All-Big Ten...Ranked tied for second on the team on the uneven bars...Scored 9.675 on the uneven bars at the NCAA Championships (4/18)...Placed second and scored a career-best 9.875 on the uneven bars in her return from injury against Bridgeport, Western Michigan and Yale (2/28)...Tallied a 9.850 on the event in the NCAA Regional (4/5) and scored 9.800 at the Big Ten Championships (3/22)...Scored 9.775 on the uneven bars at New Hampshire with Bridgeport and George Washington (3/8) and at No. 8 Michigan with Iowa and No. 13 Minnesota (3/15).
2013 (Sophomore Year)
Competed in four of the team's 12 meets... Competed on vault and uneven bars...Earned Academic All-Big Ten...Posted a season-best score of 9.725 on vault twice; vs. Ohio State (2/2) and in a tri-meet at Denver with Lindenwood (1/5)...Scored 9.700 on vault twice; vs. Iowa, Pitt and Penn (3/9) and at UIC (1/12)...Posted a career-best score of 9.650 on the uneven bars in a tri-meet at Denver with Lindenwood (1/5).
2012 (Freshman Year)
Competed in five of the team's 12 meets... Competed on vault...Earned a career-high score of 9.800 vs. Michigan and North Carolina (3/2)....Boasted a score of 9.725 on vault at Ohio State (2/25) and vs. New Hampshire (1/15).
Competed for LaFleur's Gymnastics in Tampa, Fla. under the direction of Jeff Lafleur, Amanda Stroud and Billy West...Missed her senior season due to injury...Placed first on the uneven bars at the 2008 State meet ...Won floor exercise at the 2009 State meet...Finished eighth in the all-around, seventh on the floor exercise and fourth on vault at the 2010 Junior Olympic Nationals...Member of the National Honor Society and Florida Bright Futures at Steinbrenner High School.
Born Alexandra Nicole Witt in Tampa, Fla. on May 19, 1993...Daughter of Jeffrey and Barbara Witt...Has one brother, Ryan...Majoring in kinesiology...Names playing the violin and outdoor activities as her favorite hobbies, Two Door Cinema Club and Foster the People as her favorite entertainers, biology and kinesiology as her favorite subjects, the Tampa Bay Lightning as her favorite pro sports team and Dominique Moceanu as her favorite athlete...Says frozen yogurt and cupcakes are her favorite food, The Hunger Games series as her favorite book, " The Real Housewives " as her favorite television show, and Chicago and California are her favorite places to visit.
Why Penn State?
"The reason I chose to attend Penn State is the combination of amazing academic and athletic opportunities. There is so much love and support for this University everywhere you look, on and off campus."