Alex Gold
Alex Gold

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Plano, Texas

High School:
Plano

Height:
5-3

Event:
All-Around

Birthdate:
09/19/1988

Club Team:
Metroplex


02/25/2011

Missouri vs Southern Utah

Missouri vs Southern Utah Hearnes Center - Columbia, MO

Senior (2011)Set a career-high all-around score against SEMO at the fifth annual Beauty and the Beast meet, and set a career-high on bars as well...Placed third on the all-around at the Cancun Classic...Matched her season-high on floor against Iowa State...Topped her career-high on beam against Nebraska and hit a season-high on both vault and floor at the meet...Matched her career-high all-around score against Illinois...Took the vault title against Souther Utah...Set a new career-high on beam at Senior Night and also took the vault title...Named to teh Academic All-Big 12 second team...Placed second on vault at the Big 12 Championship and set a new career-high floor score...Tied for fifth on vault at NCAA Regionals

Junior (2010):Continually counted on as one of Missouri's top vaulters ... Posted a 9.700 on vault and floor against Ohio State ... Competing as a member of the beam lineup for the first season of her career ... Earned a 9.775 on beam in just her second week in the lineup, which tied her for the third best score at the Lady Luck Invitational ... Notched the highest score for the Tigers on vault (9.850) at Lady Luck ... Contributed nicely against Iowa State with scores of 9.750 or higher on vault, beam and floor ... Tied for second on vault at Nebraska with a 9.825 ... Tied her career high on floor (9.850) against New Hampshire to finish third on the event ... Won her first individual title of the season (second of career) on vault at Centenary by tying her season-high 9.850... Also tied her career high on beam with a 9.775 at Centenary ... Matched her season high on vault of 9.850 at Illinois and against Centenary in March ... Set a new season high on vault (9.875) at the Big 12 Championship while tying her career high on beam (9.775) ... Set a new season high on vault for the second meet in a row with a 9.900 at regionals to finish tied for second on the event ... Ranks ninth in the Big 12 on vault and ranked as high as 43rd nationally on the event at one point this season (GymInfo) ... Named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team.

Sophomore (2009):Counted on as one of the Tiger's top vaulters and the lead-off gymnast on floor ... Notched a season and career high of 9.925 on the vault at Oklahoma ... Recorded a season high of 9.825 on floor at the Eagle Invitational ... Hit 9.800 or better on vault and 9.700 or better on floor in nine of 11 meets ... Finished the season ranked 65th nationally on vault with an RQS of 9.845, and seventh in the Big 12 ... Named to the 2009 Academic All-Big 12 Second Team ... Recognized as a member of the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.

Freshman (2008):One of the top vaulters on the Missouri roster as a freshman ... Tallied a 9.850 on vault at Bowling Green ... Posted a 9.750 or higher on vault in eight of the Tigers' 12 meets ... Also contributed big scores on floor notching a 9.850 and 9.825 in the two meets prior to Oklahoma ... Posted a 9.725 versus OU.

Prep:Trained at Metroplex under the direction of Larry McDonough ... Qualified for the Junior Olympics in 2001, 2002 and 2006 ... Was Texas State Level 10 Champion on vault and second in the all-around in 2005 and third in the all around in 2007 ... Choose Mizzou over Kentucky and Utah State.

Personal:Daughter of Nathan and Sharon Gold ... Born Sept. 19, 1988 ... Member of the National Honor Society at Plano High School ... Majoring in nursing.

Career Highs
Vault: 9.925 (Oklahoma 2009)
Bars: 9.725 (Beauty and the Beast 2011)
Beam: 9.825 (Quad Meet 2011)
Floor: 9.850 (Centenary 2008, New Hampshire 2010)
All-Around: 39.050 (Big 12 Championship)

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