Women's Gymnastics

Sarah  Lyons
Sarah Lyons


New Braunfels, Texas

High School:
Canyon High




Aerial Athletics


Illinois at Central Michigan

Photos from the season opener at Central Michigan on Jan. 11, 2015

2014 - Freshman: Medical Redshirt.

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 (2009, 2012)... Placed third on bars and ninth in all-around in 2012 ... Four top four finishes at the 2012 Level 10 Region 3 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." ... Majoring in community health.

The Lyons file

Best memory from Birmingham, Alabama (outside of competing): Getting to wear bunny ears to sign autographs on Easter!

What went through your head when you realized you advanced to Nationals: An incredible sense of pride for my team and school.

The addition of Maryland and Rutgers brings what to the conference? A higher level of competition and more places to travel to.

Describe the 2015 team in one word: Determined

Biggest learning experience from last season: Every person has a job and brings something to the table. Every tenth counts.

Meet or opponent most excited to compete in/against this season: Michigan

Best Dressed Teammate: Jordan Naleway

Teammate most likely to become famous (and what will make her famous): Sunny Kato for saving and advocating for animals all over the world.

One goal for this season: Help my team make another appearance to nationals

Pre-meet superstitions: Wearing glitter on my eyes

If you could go on a date with anyone, and your boyfriend is TOTALLY cool with it, who would it be? Zac Effron

Something I have to bring on every trip: My stuffed hippo!

Your dream job: Athletic director at a Division I university

Actress I would want to play me in a movie: Ashley Tidsdale

If I were on a reality show, what would it be? Top Chef

Super power I would most like to have: Flying

Something most people don't know about me: I've lived in five states

Favorite memory in Kenney Gym: Halloween and all of the creative costumes the team creates

Favorite spot on campus: The quad

Favorite childhood movie: Finding Nemo

First AIM screen name: I never had one

Favorite holiday (and why): Thanksgiving because I get to see all of my relatives

Concerts I've been to lately: Gareth Emery and Taylor Swift

TV show I'm obsessed with right now: Greys Anatomy

Favorite app on my phone: Pinterest

Person who inspires me the most: My mom

Favorite female athlete: Mia Ham

City you most want to live in after graduation (and why): Seattle because of the incredible scenery.