Lexie Priessman

Sophomore • AA • 1L • CINCINNATI, ohio • connections academy • cincinnati gymnastics academy / perfection

Immensely talented gymnast who will compete for a spot in multiple lineups as a sophomore … Battled injuries her freshman year and recorded All-America honors on bars at the NCAA Championships.

Competed eight times on bars, twice on vault and once on beam … Missed four meets in the middle of the season with a foot injury but returned to the bars lineup … Earned Second-Team All-America honors on bars after scoring a 9.8875 at NCAA Semifinal I (4/15) … Competed on vault in the season opener against Oklahoma (1/9) and again vs. Kentucky (1/22) … Performed on beam against Oklahoma … Posted season highs of 9.775 on vault against OU, 9.925 on bars against Kentucky and at Texas Woman’s (3/12) and 9.725 on beam vs. OU … Averaged a 9.869 on bars and did not score less than a 9.80 in eight routines … Tallied six scores of 9.825 or higher on bars … Won her first career individual title with a 9.925 in her first official bars routine as a Tiger against Kentucky … Her 9.925 tied the LSU record for the highest score in a gymnast’s first official bars routine as Katherine Hilton tallied a 9.925 in her first bars routine vs. Denver on Jan. 31, 2003 ... Suffered her foot injury in warmups prior to the Georgia meet (2/13) and returned to action at Texas Woman’s … Tallied a 9.90 on bars to tie for second at the NCAA Athens Regional (4/2) … Named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.

One of the nation’s top gymnasts as a senior international elite competitor … Spent most of her club career at Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy (CGA) training under coach Mary Lee Tracy … Ended her club career at Perfection Gymnastics School under coach Enrique Trabanino … Suffered setbacks with injuries in the final years of club gymnastics … Established herself as a premier gymnast early in her club career by winning the all-around at the 2010 Nastia Liukin Cup … In the 2012 club season she took first place on vault at the Junior Pacific Rim Championships, first place in the all-around at the Jesolo Trophy competition and first place on floor and the all-around the Junior Visa (now P&G) Championships while finishing second on vault and bars at Visas … In 2011 she won vault, bars, floor and the all-around at the Japan Junior International, captured the vault title at the Visa Championships and placed second on floor … Graduated from Connections Academy.

Full name is Alexis Amber Priessman … Goes by Lexie … Born Jan. 23, 1997 in Cincinnati, Ohio … Daughter of Kraig and Vickie Priessman … Has one brother, Nicholas, and two sisters, Jenna and Leah … Her brother Nick played baseball at Eastern Illinois University … Majoring in mass communication.

Bars: 1
Total: 1

I believe we have just hit the tip of the iceberg on what she can give to the team and LSU. She works extremely hard, is extremely committed, and she just loves what she does. It’s so refreshing and positive to be around her.
— D-D Breaux

• 2016 Second-Team All-American (UB)
• 2016 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

priessman’S CAREER HIGHS

Vault: 9.775 (1-9-16 vs. Oklahoma)
Bars: 9.925 (twice; Last: 3-12-16 at Texas Woman’s; First: 1-22-16 vs. Kentucky)
Beam: 9.725 (1-9-16 vs. Oklahoma)