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    Sarah Lyons
    Sarah Lyons

    New Braunfels, Texas

    High School:
    Canyon High




    Aerial Athletics

    High School/Club: 2013 Texas State bar champion, with a 6th place finish on floor ... 2013 Region 3 6th place finish on bars ... 2012 7th place finish in all-around at State ... Two-time National qualifier (2012, 2009)... Placed third on bars and ninth in all-around... Four top four finishes at the 2012 Level 10 Region III Championships (3rd-vault and floor; 2nd-bars; 4th-all-around)... 2nd place finish on bars at the 2011 Level 10 State and Regional Championships... 2012 National Honors Society member.

    Personal: Born on September 8, 1994 ... Daughter of P.J. and Jeanine Lyons ... Has two younger brothers, Zachary and Thomas ... Chose Illinois because, "Top notch academics and a close knit team."

    The Lyons file

    What being a Fighting Illini means to you: Doing everything in my power to bring pride to my school.

    First impression when you met the team: Friendly and welcoming

    What do you hope to accomplish in your debut season:To help my team make another trip to NCAA Nationals.

    What are you looking forward to experiencing outside of gymnastics: Getting involved with all that U of I has to offer.

    What you hope to learn from your coach/teammates this year: The confidence and poise collegiate gymnasts always have.

    What class you're excited about taking: Kinesiology classes

    What opponent are you most excited to compete against: Michigan

    Favorite gymnastics event: Bars

    Favorite part about campus:The Quad

    Favorite guilty pleasure food item:Ice cream

    Favorite movie from last year: Despicable me

    Favorite show on TV right now: Greys Anatomy

    Favorite hobby outside of sports:Shopping

    Favorite color and number:Pink, 8

    Favorite dance craze (wobble, cupid shuffle, etc.): Harlem shake

    Favorite building on the quad and why: Follinger auditorium because of the beautiful architecture

    Favorite vacation spot: Newport, RI

    3 things you could not function without:Phone, family, friends

    What is your favorite website to visit:Instagram

    How you would describe your class (Sr, Jr, etc) of girls:Outgoing and bonded

    What are you most proud of: Being a fighting Illini

    Name 3 things on your future bucket list:Sky diving, vacation to Rio De Jenero, and hike Mt Everest

    What is your weirdest quirk: I can't stand when people touch the backs of my knees.

    If you could relive one day, what would it be:Signing day

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