LSU Gymnastics BIO
Sydney Ewing
Player Profile:
Sydney Ewing 1620037
Position: All-Around
Height: 5'0"
Class: Senior
Experience: 4 Letters
City/State: Lafayette, La.
High School: Lafayette HS
Club: Acadiana
Major: Kinesiology
Born: 02/16/1995

2017 First-Team All-American (VT)
2017 Second-Team All-American (BB)
2017 Second-Team Regular Season All-American (VT)
2017 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2017 SEC Community Service Team Member
2016 Second-Team Regular Season All-American (VT)
2016 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2015 Second-Team All-American (BB, FX)
2015 NACGC/W Scholastic All-American
2015 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2014 First-Team All-American (BB)
2014 NACGC/W Scholastic All-American
2014 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

Ended her career as a seven-time All-American … Competed consistently on vault, beam and floor during her time in Baton Rouge … Graduated in May 2017 with a degree in kinesiology … Named LSU’s nominee for the SEC McWhorter Postgraduate Scholarship Award.

SENIOR SEASON (2017)
A leader inside and outside of the gym … Named to the SEC Community Service Team … Totaled scores of 9.90 or better on all vault, beam and floor at the NCAA Semifinal II (4/14) … Set a career high of 9.9625 to earn first team All-America honors on vault during the semifinal … Had a strong performance with scores of 9.90 on vault and floor at the NCAA Lincoln Regional ... A large part of the Tigers capturing the SEC meet title after finishing with scores of 9.85 on vault, 9.875 on beam and 9.85 on floor ... Earned a share of the vault title on senior night with a 9.90 against New Hampshire (3/10) ... Tallied a pair of 9.925s against Florida (3/5) to help the Tigers clinch the SEC regular season title ... Earned three scores of 9.90 or better on the road at Auburn (2/24) ... Posted a pair of 9.90s on floor and vault as well as a career-high 9.925 on beam ... Totaled a 9.925 on vault and season-high score of 9.925 on floor against George Washington and Iowa (2/19) ... Earned a 9.90 on vault and 9.875 on beam for the tigers at the GymQuarters Invite (2/17) ... Finished with a pair of 9.875s on beam and floor at Arkansas (2/10) ... Started off the Tigers’ floor lineup with a 9.90 against Missouri (2/3) ... Earned a strong score of 9.875 in the third spot on beam at Kentucky (1/27) ... Led off on vault and floor with scores of 9.85 and 9.875 against Texas Woman’s (1/20) ...Totaled a 9.875 on vault and 9.85 on floor at Alabama (1/13) ... Matched her career high on beam with an outstanding 9.90 for second on the event against Georgia (1/6) … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for a fourth time.

JUNIOR SEASON (2016)
Earned Regular Season All-America honors by ranking 10th nationally on vault … Competed in the vault, beam and floor lineups in all 14 meets … Significant contributor to LSU’s program-best national runner-up finish in the Super Six … Established a new career high of 9.975 on vault twice – vs. Kentucky (1/22) and at the NCAA Athens Regional in Georgia (4/2) … Tied her career high on beam with a 9.90 in back-to-back meets at Florida (2/26) and vs. Alabama (3/4) … Posted a season high of 9.90 on floor at Texas Woman’s (3/12) … Averaged a 9.891 on vault, 9.832 on floor and 9.797 on beam … Served as the leadoff performer on floor … Won three individual titles this season as she claimed vault titles at the Lady Luck Invitational against NC State (1/14) with a 9.925, vs. Arkansas (2/5) with a 9.875 and at the NCAA Regional with a 9.975 … Tallied 11 scores of 9.90 or higher (8 on vault, 2 on beam, 1 on floor) … Recorded 28 scores of 9.85 or better out of 42 total routines this season (12 vault, 9 floor, 7 beam) … Earned a spot on the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the third consecutive season.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2015)
Saw action on beam in 12 of 13 meets, competed on floor in nine of 13 meets and vaulted in eight of 13 … Tallied Second-Team All-America honors on beam and floor at the NCAA Championships Semifinal II (4/17) … Scored a 9.90 on floor to tie for sixth and a 9.85 on beam to tie for eighth in the NCAA Semifinal … Established career highs on vault, beam and floor in a fantastic sophomore campaign … Earned a 9.925 on vault twice – at Auburn (2/13) and at Centenary (3/13) … Posted a career-high tying 9.90 on beam vs. Missouri (1/23) … Scored a career-best 9.925 on floor vs. Minnesota (3/6) … Competed in the leadoff spot on beam half the season … Achieved nine scores of 9.90 or higher this season (5 vault, 1 beam, 3 floor) … Finished just outside the Top 25 at No. 26 in the final vault rankings (9.90 regional qualifying score) … Averaged a 9.878 on vault, 9.833 on floor and 9.769 on beam … Earned 21 scores of 9.825 or higher (7 vault, 6 beam, 8 floor) … Recorded Scholastic All-America and SEC Academic Honor Roll achievements for the second straight year.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2014)
Competed all season long on beam and delivered strong performances in the postseason … Earned First-Team All-America honors on beam after posting a season-high tying 9.90 at the NCAA Championships Semifinal I (4/18) … Followed up her fantastic beam routine in the semifinal with another solid performance to score a 9.875 in the NCAA Super Six Finals (4/19) … Wrapped up her freshman season in stellar fashion by scoring a 9.8875 at the NCAA Individual Event Finals (4/20) to finish in a tie for third place nationally on beam … Is the first freshman in LSU history to qualify to the NCAA Individual Event Finals and her third-place national finish is the highest finish for an LSU gymnast on beam since Susan Jackson won the beam national title in 2010 … Became the first LSU freshman to earn All-America honors on beam since Colleen Barger in 1997, and she became only the second LSU gymnast in history to earn First-Team All-America honors on beam as a freshman, joining Jeanie Beadle who accomplished the feat in 1977 … Tallied the first 9.90 of her career on beam at the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional (4/5) as she helped LSU earn a 49.600 in the event, the second-best beam total in program history … Competed once in the vault lineup and scored a 9.875 versus Kentucky (3/14) … Averaged a 9.797 on beam and competed in the event in 12 of 15 team meets … Posted a 9.825 or higher 10 times in 13 beam routines during the season … Earned NACGC/W Scholastic All-America honors and SEC Academic Honor Roll recognition.

CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL
Coached by her mother, Donna, at Acadiana Gymnastics where she competed as a level 10 gymnast … Competed at the 2013 J.O. National Championships and placed fifth on vault … Had a stellar performance at 2013 Regional Championships where she earned second place in the all-around, finished second on vault, fourth on beam, fifth on floor and eighth on bars … Was outstanding at the 2013 Louisiana State meet where she swept all individual titles, winning vault, bars, beam, floor and the all-around, and she received the Fruge’ Award for the highest all-around total out of all level 10 age groups … Competed at the 2012 J.O. NIT and took home the vault title as well as a second-place finish on floor and fifth place in the all-around … Recorded runner-up finishes on vault and beam as well as a fifth-place finish on floor at the 2012 Regional Championships … Nearly swept all titles at the 2012 Louisiana State Championships when she captured the vault, beam, floor and all-around titles and placed second on bars … Attended Lafayette High School.

PERSONAL
Born February 16, 1995 … Daughter of Ned and Donna Ewing … Her mother, Donna, was her head coach in club gymnastics … Has one older brother, Travis, who attended LSU and appeared on NBC’s “The Voice” season 8 in 2015 … At home meets Sydney performs her beam routine to her brother Travis’ rendition of the song “Hallelujah” … Graduated in May 2017 with a degree in kinesiology.

EWING’S CAREER HIGHS
Vault: 9.975 (twice; Last: 4-2-16 at NCAA Athens Regional; First: 1-22-16 vs. Kentucky)
Beam: 9.925 (2-24-2017 at Auburn)
Floor: 9.925 (three times; Last: 3-5-17 vs. Florida; First: 3-6-15 vs. Minnesota)

EWING’S CAREER INDIVIDUAL TITLES
Vault: 4
Total: 4

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