Sydney Ewing

Senior • AA • 3L • lafayette, la. • lafayette hs • acadiana

A four-time All-American who is an outstanding contributor on vault, beam and floor … Will serve as a team leader in 2017 … Poised to compete in vault, beam and floor for the third straight season as a senior … Consistent performer who competes at a high level as she has earned All-America honors on each of her three events.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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” … Majoring in kinesiology.

Vault: 3
Total: 3

Sydney has become such a friend to everyone on the team and to the staff. She leads with Ashleigh (Gnat). Syd is an example of what you want the total package of a student-athlete to be. She truly loves LSU and Louisiana.
— D-D Breaux

• 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


Vault: 9.975 (twice; Last: 4-2-16 at NCAA Athens Regional; First: 1-22-16 vs. Kentucky)
Beam: 9.900 (five times; Last: 3-4-16 vs. Alabama)
Floor: 9.925 (3-6-15 vs. Minnesota)