2012 - Freshman: Did not compete.
High School/Club: Placed eighth on bars, 10th on floor and 14th in the all-around at the 2011 JO Level 10 Regional Championships ... Took third in the all-around and on vault, fifth on beam, sixth on bars and eighth on floor at the 2009 Level 9 Eastern National Championships ... Finished sixth in the all-around and on bars and beam at the 2009 Level 9 Regional Championships ... Won the all-around and came in second on beam, fifth on floor and sixth on vault and bars at the 2009 Level 9 Indiana State Championships ... Was an Illinois State Scholar and Presidential Scholar along with earning academic honors ... Competed for Legacy Elite ... Club coaches were Jiani Wu and Yuejiu Li.
Personal: Born July 12, 1993 ... Daughter of Dzung and Francoise Nguyen ... Has one brother, Michael ... Says she chose Illinois because "of the reputation for academic excellence, the team unity, and the comfort of being close to home." ... Majoring in Kinesiology.
My best memory as an Illini: Big Ten Championships. The excitement, energy, and school spirit was indescribable
What I've learned from Coach Landrus: I've learned that it is about the process, not the goal. We have to focus on the process: the hard work, focus, positive energy, and everything else that leads up to the goal and not completely on the goal itself. Without the process, the goal will never be accomplished.
Being a Fighting Illini means: Always bleeding orange and blue, and being proud to be a part of such an incredible school and family.
Favorite event: Bars
Favorite floor music: Upbeat and dramatic
Favorite athlete: Missy Franklin (Swimming)
Favorite Illini athlete (not on your team): Pimploy Thirati (Women's Golf)
Favorite post-meet meal: Steak or Salmon
Favorite activity outside gymnastics: Spending time with my family and friends
Favorite thing to do on the quad: Take naps or study
Favorite road trip item/activity: Playing games on the bus
Favorite Fierce Five Gymnast: Aly Raisman
Favorite all-time gymnast: Shannon Miller
Favorite sports team: Denver Broncos
Favorite movie: The Proposal or The Greatest Game Ever Played
Favorite movie quote: "The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all." - The Emperor (Mulan)
Favorite TV show: Friends or Pretty Little Liars
Favorite place to travel to for a meet: Anywhere with warm weather!
Pre-meet superstitions: I always pray and visualize my routines
Plans after Illinois: PA School
Met anyone famous?: Shannon Miller
One thing you've dreamt about doing: Traveling the world
If you could perform one of your routines anywhere on campus, where would you go? The quad
What movie role would you like to act in: The leading actress in a romantic comedy
Actress I would want to play me in a movie about my life: Brenda Song
One thing I can't go a day without: Talking to my mom
Name something most people don't know about you: I used to play the harp