Sydney McGlone

VT, BB, FX | Senior | 5-1 | Dublin, Ohio | Universal Gymnastics


  • Team’s Most Outstanding Newcomer (2016)
  • Won Four Career Event Title

Personal Best
9.900, vs. Kentucky, Jan. 12, 2018
BB: 9.900, at Georgia, Jan. 20, 2017
FX: 9.900, (3x) last at NCAA Regionals April 1, 2017

As a Junior (2018)
Started out her junior season with a score of 9.850 on vault at LSU Jan. 5 … Scored a personal-best 9.900 on vault at home against Kentucky on Jan. 12  … Suffered an elbow injury that left her out for the remainder of the season.

As a Sophomore (2017)
Scored a career-best 9.900 as the team’s anchor on vault against Missouri on Jan. 13… Won her second career individual event title with a career-best 9.900 on balance beam at Georgia on Jan. 20… Also led the team with a 9.875 on vault and a 9.825 on floor exercise at Georgia on Jan. 20… Won her first career vault title, her third career individual event title, with a 9.825 against Alabama on Jan. 27Led the team with a 9.850 vault and helped the team score a season-best 49.000 on vault against LSU on Feb. 10… Scored a season-best 9.875 on floor exercise against Florida on Feb. 17… Returned to competition on vault, balance beam and floor against Centenary and San Jose State on March 10 after missing the two previous meets due to injury… Won her first career floor exercise and her third individual title of the season with a 9.900, setting a season best and matching a career best… Tied for third on vault (9.850) in the first session of the SEC Championship on March 18, second on floor at Regionals (9.900).

As a Freshman (2016)
Was one of two freshman on the Razorbacks (Makenzie Anderson) … Won vault event title with 9.825 vs. Utah State on March 11 … Competed in all 13 vault lineups … Vault score counted towards team total in all 13 performances … Had career high of 9.875 on vault two times … Had 10-of-13 vault scores of 9.8 or better … Had four balance beam scores count towards team total … Had career high of 9.85 on balance beam at Florida on Feb. 12 … Floor exercise score counted towards team total in 10-of-12 performances … Completed a double layout on floor exercise for the first time in program history at Alabama on Jan. 2, earning a career high of 9.9 … Had two vault scores, one balance beam score and three floor exercise scores lead the team.

Prior to Arkansas


Competed for Universal Gymnasts, Inc. … Three-time Ohio state champion … Was the 2014 Ohio state champion on floor exercise, vault and all-around … Competed at Level 10 and was a perennial J.O. national qualifier for the last five years … Won the Region 5 Level 10 championship on vault (9.70), while placing fifth on floor exercise (9.50) and eighth in all-around (36.975) … At the 2013 J.O., placed fourth on vault (9.775) and 11th in all-around (37.350).

High School

Graduated from Hilliard Davidson High School in Hilliard, Ohio … Finished with a 4.165 GPA, which was top 50 in her class … Three-time Academic Varsity “H” recipient … Was a senior class representative on the student council and a National Honor Society member.


Born March 12, 1997 … Daughter of Bob and Patti McGlone … Majoring in public health.

2019 Performances

Jan. 5Oklahoma9.82509.6750
Jan. 12 at Arizona9.87509.6750
Jan. 18at Kentucky9.80009.8000
Jan. 26Metroplex Challenge9.87509.9000
Feb. 1at Georgia9.85009.9000
Feb. 8Alabama9.90009.8750
Feb. 15at Auburn9.85009.8750
Feb. 22LSU9.82509.8750
Mar. 1Florida9.85009.9250
Mar. 8Elevate The Stage9.72509.8750
Mar. 16Arkansas Quad9.80009.9250
Mar. 23SEC Championships9.80009.8750
April 4NCAA Regionals9.82509.8000
April 19NCAA Championships
Season Average9.8319.848

2018 Performances

Jan. 5at LSU9.850
Jan. 12Kentucky9.900
Jan. 19at Missouri9.800
Jan. 26Georgia9.775
Feb. 2at Alabama9.775
Feb. 9Auburn
Feb. 16GymQuarters
Feb. 24at Florida
Mar. 2Arizona
Mar. 9at Oklahoma
Mar. 16Denver | Iowa State
Mar. 24SEC Championship
April 8Regionals

2017 Performances

Jan. 7at UCLA9.7509.8009.625
Jan. 13Missouri9.9009.6259.800
Jan. 20at Georgia9.8759.9009.825
Jan. 27Alabama9.8259.7259.725
Feb. 3at Auburn9.8009.2259.775
Feb. 10LSU9.8509.0759.825
Feb. 17Florida9.8009.875
Feb. 25at Michigan StateDNP
Mar. 3at KentuckyDNP
Mar. 10San Jose State, Centenary9.7759.8009.900
Mar. 18SEC Championship9.8509.2259.775
Apr. 1NCAA Regional9.8509.8009.900

2016 Performances

Jan. 2Cancun Classic9.8759.825
Jan. 15Georgia9.759.459.7
Jan. 17Oklahoma9.8759.5759.825
Jan. 22at Alabama9.8259.759.9
Jan. 29Auburn9.89.7259.825
Feb. 5at LSU9.89.7759.725
Feb. 12at Florida9.89.859.6
Feb. 19at Maryland9.859.7759.825
Feb. 26Kentucky9.75
Mar. 4at Missouri9.859.7759.825
Mar. 11Utah State9.8259.89.85
Mar. 19SEC Championship9.859.79.7
Apr. 2at NCAA Regionals9.3759.79.825

Career Event Titles

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What do you love most about gymnastics? I love the thrill of competing and that feeling of flying that no one else really gets to experience.

What was the best moment of your athletic career? Thus far, it’s signing to be a Gymback.

What keeps you motivated in and out of the gym? My family. I want to make them and my teammates proud.

Why did you choose to come to Arkansas? I wanted to compete in the SEC and I fell in love with the school right when I stepped foot on campus.

What’s the best thing about being a Gymback? The close-knit team and the friendships that come along with it.

What are your personal and team goals this season? For a team goal, I would love to make it to Super Six. For an individual goal, I would love to become an All-American.

What’s your favorite event? Floor.

If you could play any other sport, what would it be? Most likely I would play soccer or dance.

Who had the biggest influence in your athletics or in your life? My mom. She’s my best friend and knows how to push me and I always strive to make her proud.

Who’s your favorite athlete? Growing up my favorite athlete was Mia Hamm because I grew up in a soccer family and she was a great player. My current favorite athlete is either Simone Biles because she’s a freak of nature or Abby Wambach because she’s just incredible.

What’s your favorite healthy food? Any fruit and broccoli.

What’s your favorite unhealthy food? Ice cream and a sprinkle donut from Tim Hortons.

What’s your favorite movie? The Wizard of Oz and The Little Mermaid.

What’s your favorite TV show? Chopped, Friends and Saturday Night Live.

What do you like to do in your free time? Draw, cook, sleep and watch Disney movies

What are your plans after graduation? Haven’t decided what I want to do yet, it changes a lot. Either go to PT school or Nursing school.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? Sydney, Australia, because it’s what I was named after.

What’s your favorite band? Maroon 5 or 1D.

Can you play any instruments or have any other hidden talents? I can play the flute and I’m really good at baking.

Do you have any superstitions? I have to watch Stick It before every meet and have a lucky stuffed animal that sticks with me.

What would your DJ name be? DJ Glone or DJ Squid.

Who would play you in a movie? Amanda Seyfried, she’s my twin.

What reality show would you like to be on? Either Chopped or Family Feud. Chopped because I would love to be able to cook like that and Family Feud because my family is really good at random trivia.

What celebrity would you most like to meet? Adam Levine or Johnny Depp.

If someone walked into your dorm room, what’s the first thing they would notice? That I love the American flag and my home state of Ohio.

What’s the best advice you have ever received? Believe in yourself and the rest is easy.