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Sydney Laird
Sydney Laird

Sydney Laird

AA | Freshman | Kings Mountain, N.C. | First in Flight Gymnastics

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

As a Freshman (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.

Personal
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.

2018 Performances

  VaultBarsBeamFloorAA
AVERAGE9.8239.733
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