Bailee Zumwalde is in her second season as Team Manager for Arkansas gymnastics. Her responsibilities include assisting during practice, apparel and personal equipment issuing and maintenance, assisting with recruiting activities and various other practice and meet-day activities.
Zumwalde was a four-year member and letterwinner for Arkansas gymnastics from 2011-14, where she competed primarily in vault and floor exercise.
As a sophomore in 2012, she earned Second Team All-American honors when she scored a 9.85 on floor exercise at the NCAA Championship Session II semifinal. Her performance over the course of the year helped propel Arkansas into the Super Six for the second time in program history. Overall that year, Zumwalde’s floor exercise score counted 15 times and her vault score six times. She contributed to a program-best team score of 197.225 in a win over No. 25 LSU, which vaulted the Razorbacks to their first-ever No. 1 national ranking.
As a junior, Zumwalde helped the Razorbacks place second at NCAA Regionals to qualify for the team’s seventh NCAA Championship Session I semifinal. Earlier that year, her career-best floor exercise score of 9.875 in a tie with No. 4 Alabama helped the Razorbacks post an overall team score of 49.350 for that event. As a senior, she posted a career-best score of 9.90 in the vault against No. 12 Auburn.
In her senior year, Zumwalde was elected team captain by her coaches and teammates. She was a four-time NACGC/W Academic All-Scholar as well as a four-time SEC Academic Honor Roll recipient. She also earned the team’s Spirit Award all four years on the team, which has since been changed to the Bailee Zumwalde Spirit Award. At the annual Red Tie event in 2014, Zumwalde received the Razorback Spirit Award, for which any Arkansas student-athlete is eligible.
She graduated in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Sport Management. Zumwalde is a St. Cloud, Minnesota, native and graduated from Cathedral High School in 2010 in the top 10-percent of her class and was a member of the National Honor Society. Growing up, she competed at Twin City Twisters Gymnastics and was a two-time USAG National Team member.