Illinois State gymnast Sami King took 11th place in the balance beam competition at NCAA Regionals.
Junior Sami King will compete in her third Regional competition of her career at ISU.
Junior Sami King has qualified to compete in the balance beam and is a first alternate for the all-around competition.
The Illinois State gymnastics team took fifth in the MIC Championship meet at Redbird Arena.
The Illinois State gymnastics team will host a six team championship at Redbird Arena.
2012 NCAA Gymnastics Regionals
2013 Season: Competed as an all-around competitor in the NCAA Regional competition ... placed sixth in the all-around competition with an all-around score of 39.125 and was two tenths away from qualifying to NCAA Nationals ... posted a career-high 9.825 on the vault at the MIC Championships on March 23 ... charted a career-high 9.825 on the uneven bars at the Chicago Style Tournament (Feb. 8) ... also scored 9.825 on the uneven bars two more times during the season ... posted a career-high 9.900 on the balance beam against Ohio State (March 3) ... earned a career-high 9.875 on the floor exercise against Ohio State as well (March 3) ... scored a career-high all-around score of 39.325 against Denver (March 9) ... also scored in the 39's for all-around five more times during the season ... selected as MIC Gymnast of the Week for the second time in a row for her first performance of the season against Lindenwood
2012 Season: Qualified for the NCAA Regional as an all-around competitor... First-Team All-MIC selection ... competed consistently in the all-around competition... charted a career-high score of 9.650 on vault against Eastern Michigan, Central Michigan, and UIC (Feb. 3)... posted a career-high score of 9.800 on uneven bars against Northern Illinois (March 4)... recorded a career-high score of 9.850 on Balance beam against Western Michigan (Feb. 17) and at the MIC Championships (March 24)... earned a career-high 9.825 on floor exercise at SEMO (Feb. 24)... charted a career-high score of 38.775 in the all-around at the State of Illinois Classic (March 17)... selected as MIC Gymnast of the Week in her collegiate debut against Ball State (Jan. 8)... contributed to the record breaking team score of 49.150 against SEMO (Feb. 24).
Salem High School: competed with Michigan Academy of Gymnastics. USA Gymnastics, Level 9 (Junior B age group) all-around and beam Champion in 2006. Qualified to the Level 10, Junior Olympic National Championships in Ohio and Florida, respectfully in 2007... four-time regional qualifier and a two-time Junior Olympic National Qualifier.
Personal: Born June 25, 1993... Daughter of Barb and Gerry King, Major: Exercise Science, favorite past time: hanging out with friends, being outside, reading. Favorite movies: The Princess Bride. Favorite gymnast: Nastia Liukin. Favorite quote: "I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward" -Thomas Edison