Sydney Laird - Gymnastics - Arkansas Razorbacks

Sydney Laird

UB, BB | Junior | 5-2 | Kings Mountain, N.C. | First In Flight Gymnasitcs

Personal Bests
UB: 9.925, vs. Arizona, March 2, 2018
BB: 9.875, vs. Arizona, March 2, 2018

Junior Season (2020)

Competed on the UB eight times as a junior, including the first seven meets of the season… Hit a season-high 9.900 in three consecutive meets: vs Denver (Jan. 17), at Oklahoma (Jan. 20) and vs Kentucky (Jan. 24).

Sophomore Season (2019)
WCGA Scholastic All-American … SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll recipient … Competed in 12 meets for the Razorbacks as a sophomore in 2019, all on the uneven bars … Scored a 9.800 or higher twice during the season, doing so at the Arkansas Quad meet (9.800) and a season-best 9.900 at Elevate The Stage … Was a member of Arkansas’ postseason rotations at the SEC Championships and the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional, recording a 9.750 in NCAA action on April 5.

Freshman Season (2018)
Earned All-SEC team and All-SEC Freshman Team accolades for her performance at the SEC Championships on uneven bars with a score of 9.825 … Made her collegiate debut against LSU Jan. 5 with a score of 9.800 on the uneven bars and 9.825 on the balance beam … Scored a personal-best 9.925 on uneven bars and a personal-best 9.875 on balance beam against Arizona on March 2 …. Competed on uneven bars with a score of 9.825 and balance beam with a score of 9.750 at the NCAA Regionals on April 7 … Posted a 9.8375 on bars and a 9.6750 on beam at the NCAA Championships … Competed on the bars in every meet in 2018, scoring a 9.800 or higher in 11-of-14 meets.

At First In Flight Gymnastics
Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and now resides in Kings Mountain, North Carolina … First In Flight Gymnastics in Gastonia, North Carolina … Competed at both Level 10 in the United States and elite in Canada … Finished second in the all-around (38.550), first on balance beam (9.775), first on bars and second on vault at the North Carolina Level 10 State Championship in the spring of 2016 … Concluded her season at the Region 8 Level 10 Championships, sweeping first place in the all-around (38.800), bars (9.775), beam (9.725) and floor exercise (9.800) … Member of the Canadian National Team … First-place scores at Regionals all ranked among the top Level 10 scores in the nation in 2017 … Competed at the Level 10 Junior Olympic Nationals in 2013 and 2014 … Member of the Canada National Junior Team and was selected to represent Canada at the 2014 Coupe Avenir in Malmedy, Belgium, finishing third in the all-around and first on bars, and at the 2014 Top Gym Tournament in Charleroi, Belgium, finishing second in the all-around.

Daughter of Scott and Jodi Laird and attends Schul Yeshua … Homeschooled program in Kings Mountain, North Carolina … Plans to major in kinesiology … First Arkansas gymnast from Canada and the first foreign-born gymnast overall in program history.

2019 Performances

Jan. 5Oklahoma9.6750
Jan. 12 at Arizona9.7000
Jan. 18at Kentucky9.0750
Jan. 26Metroplex Challenge9.7000
Feb. 1at Georgia9.7500
Feb. 8Alabama9.6250
Feb. 15at Auburn9.1000
Feb. 22LSU9.0500
Mar. 1Florida
Mar. 8Elevate The Stage9.9000
Mar. 16Arkansas Quad9.8000
Mar. 23SEC Championships9.2000
April 4NCAA Regionals9.7500
April 19NCAA Championships
Season Average9.507

2018 Performances

Jan. 5at LSU9.8009.825
Jan. 12Kentucky9.8009.725
Jan. 19at Missouri9.7759.675
Jan. 26Georgia9.7509.725
Feb. 2at Alabama9.8509.725
Feb. 9Auburn9.8509.775
Feb. 16GymQuarters9.8259.775
Feb. 24at Florida9.875
Mar. 2Arizona9.9259.875
Mar. 9at Oklahoma9.7759.500
Mar. 16Denver | Iowa State9.900
Mar. 24SEC Championship9.825
April 8Regionals9.8259.750
April 20NCAA Championships9.83759.6750