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Sarah Alexander
Sarah Alexander

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kernersville, N.C.

High School:
East Forsyth

Height:
5-1

Birthdate:
06/20/1984

Club Team:
Salem Gymnastics


2006: Will serve as team captain for third-consecutive season.

2005: Selected to the All-Big Ten second team...Posted a 39.150 to win the all-around vs. Ball State, Denver and LSU on Jan. 7...Scored season highs to finish second on beam (9.875) and third on floor (9.825)...named Co-Big Ten gymnast of the week for the week of Jan. 12...Won beam event by matching her season high of 9.875 in dual meet vs. Ohio State on Jan. 22...On Jan. 30 scored a 9.850 on beam, to win the event for the second consecutive week, and a 9.800 on floor exercise in a meet with Northern Illinois...Earned a 9.825 on beam and a 9.850 on floor to lead Spartans to second place finish at the State of Michigan Classic...Matched season high 9.875, to win beam, and posted 9.800 on floor excercise at Pittsburgh on Feb. 26...Won all-around competition, scoring a 39.375 at Kentucky on Mar. 4...Also set season high 9.875 on floor at Kentucky...Posted all-around score of 39.075 on Mar. 6 vs. Auburn, Kent State and West Virginia...Scored a 9.850 on floor and a season best 9.825 on vault on Mar. 12 at Jenison Field House...Matched season high 9.875 scorer on floor exercise vs. Michigan on Mar. 18

2004: Earned first-team All-Big Ten honors for the second straight year... An Academic All-Big Ten selection... Posted 39.400, just .025 off her career best, in the all-around at the Eastern Michigan Classic on March 13...Captured meet title on beam (9.950) at Boise State on March 7 and also tied to take meet title on floor (9.925)... Posted second consecutive 9.800 on vault against Oregon State March 5... Earned a personal second-best vault score of the season (9.800) against Ohio State and West Virginia on Feb. 28... Earned 9.900 on beam to take meet title against OSU and WVU on Feb. 28, her second consecutive 9.900 on beam and third overall in 2003-04, to tie her season-best score in this event... Tied her season-best 9.950 on floor exercise on Feb. 28, marking her fourth consecutive week scoring 9.900 or higher in this event... Won beam title to tie personal season-best (9.900) against Pittsburgh on Feb. 21... Set season-best (9.825) on vault against Pittsburgh... Registered 9.900 or higher on the floor for the third consecutive meet against Pittsburgh... Won floor and beam titles at the Spartan Invitational on Feb. 14... Was MSU's only finisher in the top three of any event against Michigan on Jan. 31, where she tied for the beam title (9.900), and tied for third on both floor and in the all-around... Won the floor (9.925) and all-around (39.250) titles at Illinois on Jan. 25... Had a 9.825 on floor at Florida on Jan. 23... Took second on the beam with a score of 9.875 in the season opener on Jan. 9.

2003: Earned a first-place finish in the all-around with a 39.425, a new career best and second-highest score in school history March 1 versus Ball State and Central Michigan... Set career high on vault at Pittsburgh on March 15, with a 9.900 and tied her career-best 9.875 on bars at the same meet... Matched the school record (9.975) and won the event title on floor against Michigan and Pittsburgh on March 22... Earned a 9.825 on the vault in her collegiate debut against Oregon State and Auburn on Jan. 10... Tied for first place on the balance beam Jan. 17 with a score of 9.850 against Iowa State... Scored a 9.850 on the uneven bars Jan. 25 at Ohio State for a second-place finish... Finished third in the all-around (37.275) Jan. 17 at Iowa State... Reached her career-best 9.875 on bars for the first time at the State of Michigan Classic, taking second... Scored 9.825, a then-career best, for a third-place finish on the floor exercise Feb. 8 at Iowa... Reached her personal best on beam three times in 2003, with 9.875s at Iowa on Feb. 8, the Spartan Invitational Feb. 22 and at the Big Ten Championships on March 29... Won the beam, vault (9.750) and all-around (39.250) titles on Feb. 22 against Illinois in the Spartan Invitational... Placed in a three-way tie for first on floor (9.875) on Feb. 22 against Illinois... Tied for second on the uneven bars with a score of 9.850 Feb. 22 versus Illinois... Tied for first place on the floor exercise (9.900) on March 1 versus Ball State and Central Michigan... Placed third on the vault with a score of 9.850 March 1 against Ball State and Central Michigan... Tied for third on the uneven bars (9.850) and the balance beam (9.825)... Also finished first in the all-around (38.900) on March 15 at Pittsburgh... Tied for third on the vault (9.825) March 22 against Michigan and Pittsburgh.

Pre-MSU: Graduate of East Forsyth High School... Competed for Salem Gymnastics Center as a Level 10 gymnast... Three-year National team member of Region 8... Member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Born June 20, 1984... Daughter of Rob and Debby Alexander... Major is kinesiology.

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