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.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2016)
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.
PRIESSMAN’S CAREER INDIVIDUAL TITLES