Three all-arounders and one event specialist were selected to the Columbus Regional.
JUNIOR | 2014: USAG All-American (second team) on the uneven bars after placing 10th during the event preliminary of the USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Championships with a 9.800...tallied a career-high 9.850 on that apparatus during the team finals the following night...that score was ranked second on the team in 2014...also reached the 9.8-mark against 21st-ranked Arizona...competed on the uneven bars during every team competition...alternate on that event at the NCAA Regional Championships...also participated on the floor exercise during 13 of 14 meets...scored a career-high 9.825 against Arizona to help the Falcons to their highest team score in seven years...that mark was the second-highest score on the team.
SOPHOMORE | 2013: USAG All-American (first team) on the floor exercise after placing seventh at the USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Championships (9.750)...competed in every team competition...scored a career-best 9.825 on that event to tie for first during the Falcons' victory over Seattle Pacific...that mark matched the best score on the team in 2013...also tied for first on the uneven bars during that meet with a career-best 9.775...matched that mark the following week against Denver...broke the 9.700 mark on the uneven bars during four additional meets...also reached that mark on the floor exercise during nine of 12 meets...alternate on the floor for the NCAA Regional Championships...academic all-conference selection.
FRESHMAN | 2012: USAG All-American (first team) on the floor exercise after placing 12th at the USAG Championships (9.700)...competed on that event in all but one team competition...scored a career-best 9.800 on three occasions...that score was tied for the best on the team in 2012...first recorded that mark at the home triangular with Western Michigan and Denver...matched that score at the Eagle Invitational and again during the team qualifier of the USAG Championships...competed on the uneven bars in 10 meets...recorded a personal-best 9.700 at the Arizona Quad meet...opened the season with a career-best 9.525 on the vault at Texas Woman's University...also participated on that event during four other meets.
HIGH SCHOOL | CLUB TEAM: Mounds View High School...school record holder in the pole vault...four-time participant at the Minnesota state championship meet...finished third at the 2011 championships...three-time academic all-state selection...two-time all-state honoree...three-time all-conference performer...served as team captain during 2011 season...lettered in academics all four years...member of the National Honor Society...competed at the club level for Midwest Gymnastics Center...coached by Jess Graba and Ali Lim...two-time competitor at the Junior Olympic Nationals (2010-11)...first alternate for the 2009 JO Nationals...NIT competitor in 2009.
PERSONAL: Full name is Alexandra Marie Stych...goes by Al...daughter of Dean and Diane Stych...has one younger sister, Rachel...majoring in biology...future career plans include becoming a doctor...served as a PEER and Public Affairs Officer in the fall of 2014...has also served as Element NCO (2013), ESET Group Superintendent (summer 2013), Group 2 MWR/Support NCO (fall 2013), Character NCO (spring 2014), Element Leader (spring 2014) and ESET Admin/Logistics Squadron Commander (summer 2014)...named to the Superintendent's List for excellence in military, academic and athletic performance on two occasions...also named to the Dean's List four time, the Commandant's List twice and the Athletic Director's List five times...hobbies include scrapbooking, reading, running and spending time with family and friends...has several relatives in the military, including an aunt (Air Force colonel), two uncles (one retired Air Force colonel, one Army) and both grandfathers (one Air Force, one Army) ...worked Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training (ESET) over the summer...also visited friends and family...favorite event is the floor exercise, because "I love to smile and show off my routine"...member of Cadet Squadron 18.