Freshman enrolled in classes at Utah in the summer and participated in voluntary workouts ... solid on every event, with her best event vault.
Prior to Utah
Won first place on vault at the 2007 U.S. Challenge ... 2008 regional vault champion ... all-around champion at the Lady Luck Invitational and the San Diego Classic ... first on vault at the Metroplex Challenge ... first on floor at the Malibu Coast Challenge ... trained at Monarchs NGTC for coach Yelena Urusova ... graduated from Royal High School (Calif.) with a 3.975 cumulative GPA.
Daughter of Darcy and Doug Gale ... mother coaches gymnastics and is a Pampered Chef consultant ... sister Carinne is also a gymnast ... full name is Alyssa Kiyoko Gale ... born Sept. 4, 1992.
Greg Marsden Says ...
"Alyssa is a powerful gymnast, yet has the lines of a dancer, which makes her a contender on every event. She is serious, determined and a true student of gymnastics."
Catching up with Alyssa
Age Started Gymnastics: 4
What's in a Name: My middle name, Kiyoko, is my 102-year-old great grandmother's first name.
Favorite Non U of U Team: Los Angeles Lakers
These Words Describe Me: Shy, determined, supportive
Favorite Subjects: Math and science
Last Summer: I went to summer school, went camping, hung out at the pool
Hardest Skill I've Performed: Yurchenko double full
Favorite Foods: Strawberries, watermelon
Animal Story: I got a boy cat on my fourth birthday and named him Ezmerelda because I wanted him to be a girl
Favorite Musical Group: Third Day
Favorite TV Show: So You Think You Can Dance
Favorite Gymnast: Nastia Liukin