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Lea Mitchell
Lea  Mitchell

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Boynton Beach, Fla.

High School:
Boynton Beach Community High School

Height:
5-5

Club:
American Twisters

Major:
Sports Broadcasting

2018: Named a Big Ten Gymnast to Watch ... Competed in the NCAA Regional in Columbus, Ohio ... Competed in the all-around in her Spartan debut, tallying a score of 38.625 and placing second ... Earned a score of 9.850 on floor on Jan. 5 against Bowling Green, tying for first place alongside teammate Roya Shirley ... Scored a 9.825 on bars against Bowling Green (Jan. 5), claiming second place ... Won the all-around against Iowa in the 2018 Big Ten opener with a score of 38.950, posting a then-season-high 9.700 on beam ... Tallied a season-high 9.775 on vault at Minnesota on Jan. 20 ... Posted a season-high in the all-around at Minnesota on Jan. 20 with a score of 39.000, winning the all-around competition ... Competed in the all-around in quad against Eastern Michigan, Pitt & Rutgers on Jan. 27, winning the all-around for the second time in three meets with a score of 39.325, a season-high ... Earned season-highs in all four events in quad meet on Jan. 27, posting scores of 9.825 on vault (1st), 9.825 on bars (3rd), 9.800 on beam (3rd), and 9.875 on floor (T-2nd) ... Earned a season-high 9.850 on bars against Penn State on Feb. 4 ... Placed second in the floor competition on Feb. 4 against Penn State, tying a season-high 9.875 in the event ... Posted a season-high 9.825 on beam at Michigan on Feb. 10 ... Finished third in the all-around competition on Feb. 10 at Michigan with a score of 39.150 ... Gathered a season-high 9.850 on beam against Illinois, also winning the all-around competition with a score of 39.175 with scores of 9.725 on vault, 9.775 on bars and 9.825 on floor (first-place finish) ... Tied for first on beam with a score of 9.825 at UIC on March 4 ... Finished tied for second on floor at UIC on March 4 with a score of 9.775 ... Was second in the all-around competition at UIC on March 4 with a score of 39.000 ... Finished second in the all-around at Oregon State on March 10 with a score of 39.075 ... Earned a season-high 9.850 on bars at the B1G Five meet on March 17.               

Prior to Michigan State: Trained at American Twisters, where she was coached by Gary Anderson and Christy Ramirez for four years … Named the Palm Beach Athlete of the Year in 2015-16 … Won a hardest working award and team leadership award … Named the 2016 Level 10 Regional All-Around Champion where she placed second on floor and vault and third on bars and beam … 2017 Florida State Bar Champion … 2015-17 Silver Medalist in All-Around at the Florida State Meet … Earned Bronze at the Level 10 Regionals … Placed fifth at the Level 10 Nationals where she placed second on floor … Overall was a five-time Level 10 National Qualifier, two times of which she was a National Invitational Qualifer placing first on vault and third all-around … Seven-time level 10 Regional Qualifier.

Personal: Majoring in Journalism, with minors in Dance and Spanish… Daughter of Spencer and Maureen Mitchell.

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