Getting to Know You: Kim McRobbie

Feb. 21, 2014

Each week during the 2014 season, will feature a member of the Air Force women's gymnastics team. This week, the spotlight is on junior Kim McRobbie. One of three Texans on the Air Force squad, the Rowlett native is a biology/pre-med major.

How did you get started in gymnastics?
My parents put me in classes when I was 4.

Who are your biggest fans?
My family.

What challenge do you find in gymnastics that you don't find in any other sport?
The mental challenge.

What do you like best about gymnastics?
The people that I have gotten to meet.

What is your favorite event and why?
Vault, because it's the quickest!

For returners: What has been your favorite road trip?

For returners: What is your most memorable road trip experience?
Definitely when we went to Arizona for Recognition.

What drew you to the Air Force women's gymnastics team?
The girls on the team.

What are you most excited about for the upcoming season?
Just getting to spend time with all the girls.

Who are the biggest influences in your life and why?
My siblings because they always support me.

How do you balance your athletics, academics and military duties?
Lots of caffeine!

Who is your favorite non-gymnast athlete(s) at the Academy?
Sam Gagliano and Lainie Long

What is your favorite class?
All the bio classes

What is your favorite place on the Academy grounds?
Down in the gym where we can escape all the stuff that goes on up on the hill.

What were your first thoughts of the Academy?
"Why is everyone matching?"

What is your favorite thing about USAFA?
The opportunities it gives us.

What has been the hardest thing about the Academy?
Definitely time management.



What was your most memorable "welcome to college" moment?
Does basic count?

When you were a little kid, what did you want to be when you grow up?
A doctor.

If you had $1,000,000, what would you do?

What is your favorite vacation spot?
Puerto Vallarta

If your life story was turned into a movie ... who should play you?
Emma Watson

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Chocolate everything!!

What is your favorite TV show?

What was your first job?
Working birthday parties at my gym.

If you could be on any TV show, what would it be?

How many hours of sleep do you need (and now ... how many do you get?)
6 and 6... lucky me!

What sports teams do you follow?
Texas Rangers and Dallas Stars!

What do you want to do after graduation?
Go to medical school.

What era would you most like to travel to?
The 1920s

What is your favorite movie of all-time?

What is one thing about your hometown that you miss?
Going out on the lake everyday

Jennifer Hiddink
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