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Sydnie Dillard
Sydnie Dillard

Sydnie Dillard

BB, FX | Senior | 5-4 | Fairview, Texas | Eagle's Wings Gymnastics

#RazorFacts

  • All-SEC Team (2014)
  • SEC All-Freshman Team (2013)
  • SEC Freshman of the Week (Jan. 11, 2013)
  • Team’s Most Consistent Performer (2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Team’s Most Outstanding Newcomer (2013)
  • Dana McQuillin Coaches’ Award (2013)
  • SEC Academic Honor Roll (2014, 2015, 2016)
  • SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll (2013)
  • Won Three Career Event Titles (3 BB)

Personal Bests
BB:
9.9, 2x, last at Georgia, Mar. 7, 2015
FX: 9.9, vs. Kentucky, Feb. 21, 2014

As a Senior (2016)
Competed in all 13 balance beam and floor exercise lineups … Balance beam score counted towards team total in all 13 performances … Led off balance beam lineup in final 12 meets … Had season high of 9.875 on balance beam three times … Second on the team with 9.827 average on balance beam … Had four balance beam scores lead the team … Had 11-of-13 balance beam scores of 9.8 or better … Floor exercise score counted towards team total in 12-of-13 performances … Led off floor exercise lineup in all 13 meets … Had season high of 9.85 on floor exercise two times.

As a Junior (2015)
Shared the balance beam title with teammate Paige Zaziski on Feb. 6 against co-defending national champion, Florida … Tied her personal-best of 9.900 on the balance beam on March 7 at No. 10 Georgia … Only Arkansas gymnast to record a 9.9-plus on the balance beam in 2015 … Score counted on all 24 routines … Score has counted on every routine of her Arkansas career … Collected a 9.8-or-better on eight balance beam routines … Collected a 9.875 on the floor exercise against No. 6 Alabama to help Arkansas score a school record 49.600 during the rotation … Had 11-straight meets with a 9.8-or-better on the floor exercise to end the year … Finished sixth on the balance beam at the NCAA Morgantown Regional with a 9.875 … Featured every balance beam and floor exercise lineup … Averaged a 9.827 on the floor and a team-best 9.788 on the beam.

As A Sophomore (2014)
Set a new career-best on the beam in her first routine of the year at Arkansas Tri-Meet by scoring 9.90 … Also set personal-best on the floor at Kentucky with a score of 9.90, which helped the Razorbacks score the second-best floor rotation in program history (49.450) … Scored a 9.80 plus in her two events in four meets … Finished second on the beam and floor at the SEC Championship to earn All-SEC honors for the second time in her career … Collected a first-place finish on the beam in her first meet of the season (9.90) … Counted 100 percent of her routines during the season.

As A Freshman (2013)
A walk-on her first year on campus, went on to earn SEC All-Freshman team honors … Named the SEC Freshman of the Week (Jan. 11) after scoring a 9.875 on the balance beam and a 9.85 on the floor exercise … Counted her score in all 13 meets on the beam … Scored a 9.875 during the SEC Championships to help the Razorbacks post the program’s best score at the meet … Became just the second Razorback freshman selected to the SEC All-Freshman team … Scored a 9.85 in seven of the team’s 13 meets on the floor … Captured two event titles on the beam at Kentucky (9.825) and LSU (9.85) … Scored a season-best 9.85 on the beam at the Corvallis NCAA Regional to help U of A to a second-place finish … Recorded the highest score of any Razorback on the beam (9.825) at the NCAA Championship to finish ninth, one spot shy of All-American honors … Set a season best in the floor in the final meet of the season (9.85) … Named the team’s Most Outstanding Newcomer … Recipient of the Dana McQuillin Coaches’ Award.

Prior to Arkansas

Club
Compete for Eagles Wings … Won the 2012 Region III title on the beam and qualified for the Level 10 J.O. National Championship as a specialist … Finished fourth on the beam and seventh on the vault at the 2011 regional championships … Finished seventh on the vault in the Texas state meet … Won bars and finished second on the vault at the Ricky Deci Invitational, Won the floor at the Alamo Classic, finished second on the beam at the WOGA Classic and second on the floor at the Houston National Invitational … Won the beam and finished second on the floor at the 2012 Houston National Invitational … Finished first on the beam at the 2012 Candy Cane Classic in Plano, Texas, and second in the all-around, floor and vault, and third on bars…Competed for Champions Gymnastics in 2010 and finished in a tie for sixth at the J.O. National Championship meet … Collected a second-place finish on the beam, third on the floor, fourth in the all-around, and 10th on the vault at the 2010 Region III meet … Placed third on the floor, sixth on the beam, 10th on the vault, and 12th in the all-around at the 2010 Texas state championship … Won the beam at the Svetlana Invitational and floor at the 2010 Houston National Invitational, and was second on the beam at the HNI and third in both the beam and the all-around at the Metroplex Challenge.

Personal
Born July 24, 1993 … Daughter of Robin Dillard … Majoring in kinesiology (Applied exercise science).

2016 Performances

  VaultBarsBeamFloorAA
AVERAGE9.8279.804
Jan. 2Cancun Classic9.8759.775
Jan. 15Georgia9.8759.8
Jan. 17Oklahoma9.8259.775
Jan. 22at Alabama9.859.85
Jan. 29Auburn9.89.85
Feb. 5at LSU9.8259.775
Feb. 12at Florida9.859.8
Feb. 19at Maryland9.7759.75
Feb. 26Kentucky9.8759.8
Mar. 4at Missouri9.8259.825
Mar. 11Utah State9.859.825
Mar. 19SEC Championship9.7259.825
Apr. 2at NCAA Regionals9.89.8

2015 Performances

  VaultBarsBeamFloorAA
AVERAGE9.799.83
Jan. 9at Oklahoma9.8259.775
Jan. 16Alabama9.3259.875
Jan. 23at Auburn9.7759.825
Jan. 31Metroplex Challenge9.859.8
Feb. 6Florida9.8759.825
Feb. 13Home Tri Meet9.8259.825
Feb. 20at Kentucky9.8759.8
Feb. 27Missouri9.759.8
Mar. 7at Georgia9.99.85
Mar. 13UCLA9.859.85
Mar. 21SEC Championship9.7759.85
Apr. 4at NCAA Regionals9.8759.85

2014 Performances

  VaultBarsBeamFloorAA
AVERAGE9.829.78
Jan. 10Home Tri Meet9.99.7
Jan. 17at Missouri9.859.775
Jan. 24at Alabama9.8759.75
Jan. 31Auburn9.859.75
Feb. 7LSU9.8259.7
Feb. 14at Florida9.89.75
Feb. 21Kentucky9.8759.9
Mar. 1at Georgia9.7259.8
Mar. 8at Nebraska9.8759.8
Mar. 14Oklahoma9.859.85
Mar. 22SEC Championship9.859.8
Apr. 5NCAA Regionals9.559.825

2013 Performances

  VaultBarsBeamFloorAA
AVERAGE9.829.8
Jan. 11Georgia9.8759.85
Jan. 18at Kentucky9.8259.775
Jan. 25Denver9.89.65
Feb. 1Florida9.859.85
Feb. 8at Auburn9.8259.725
Feb. 15at LSU9.859.825
Feb. 22Alabama9.89.85
Mar. 1Home Quad Meet9.7259.85
Mar. 9at Minn. Quad Meet9.759.8
Mar. 17at UCLA9.89.8
Mar. 23SEC Championship9.8759.85
Apr. 6at NCAA Regionals9.859.75
Apr. 19vs. NCAA Session II9.8259.85

Career Event Titles

 VaultBarsBeamFloorAA
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What do you love most about gymnastics? The feeling you get when you hit a routine and stick the dismount at the end. It’s one of the best feelings in the world because you know all of your hard work has paid off.

What was the best moment of your athletic career? After my freshman season when I was awarded a full athletic scholarship.

What keeps you motivated in and out of the gym? Remembering how much I love the sport and that this is what I was meant to do.

Why did you choose to come to Arkansas? It was a perfect fit with the location, the girls, the coaches and being in the SEC.

What’s the best thing about being a Gymback? Making close friendships that you will have for a lifetime.

What are your personal and team goals this season? Team goal is to make Super Six. Individual goal is to be an All-American.

What’s your favorite event? Beam.

Who had the biggest influence in your athletics or in your life? My mom, I wouldn’t be where I am today without her.

What’s your favorite food? Popcorn.

What’s your favorite movie? The Notebook.

What’s your favorite TV show? Criminal Minds.

What do you like to do in your free time? Watch movies and play Candy Crush.

What are your plans after graduation? Attend grad school at the U of A for Sports Management.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? Anywhere with a beach.

Who’s your favorite musician? Alan Jackson.

What’s your favorite book? Harry Potter.

Do you have any superstitions? Yes, I always wear red lipstick when I compete and get a pinky promise from one of my teammates before I go.

What would your DJ name be? Sugar and Spice.

Who would play you in a movie? Mila Kunis.

What reality show would you like to be on? America’s Next Top Model.

What celebrity would you most like to meet? Taylor Swift.

If someone walked into your dorm room, what’s the first thing they would notice? It’s perfectly organized.

What’s the best advice you have ever received? Embrace the moment because once it’s gone, it’s gone forever.