Morgan Traina
Morgan Traina
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Stevenson Ranch, Calif.
High School: West Ranch

Personal Bests:

Vault: 9.55 (3/24/2012)

Bars: 9.775 (1/22/2012)

Beam: 9.825 (2/26/2012)

Floor: 9.65 (3/16/2012)

All-Around: 38.6 (2/26/2012)

2012: Given an Outstanding Contribution Award for her performance ... Competed all-around at every meet for the Bulldogs ... Started off the season with second place finishes on bars and in the all-around and a third place finish on beam against Springfield and Brockport State ... Placed third on beam, floor and in the all-around at the Bulldog Invitational ... Won beam and the all-around and placed second on bars against SCSU ... Won beam, placed fifth on bars and was third all-around at the Ivy Classic with season-best 38.6 all-around total and a 9.825 on beam, the sixth-highest beam score in Yale gymnastics history ... Placed second on beam and won the all-around at George Washington ... Had a season-high 9.55 on vault at the ECAC Championships ... Named the ECAC gymnastics Rookie of the Year and named ECAC Rookie of the Week for three consecutive weeks during the season.

High School: Was the 2011 state champion on bars and beam and claimed the beam title at regionals … Won the all-around at the 2011 National Invitational Tournament (NIT) …  Received the 2011 So Cal Super Senior Award for achievement in athletics and academics … Trained at West Coast Elite Gymnastics with Fernando Villa.

Personal: Started gymnastics at age five after watching Shannon Miller in the 1996 Olympics … Passionate about reading and music … Hopes to become fluent in at least three languages …  Lives with mother (Pamela), father (Paul), and sisters (Kacie and Samantha) … Why Yale?The first time I visited Yale I knew I wanted to come here because of the remarkable kindness and generosity of the people, the unparalleled academics, and the overall atmosphere of the campus. Since I was born and raised in California, I thought the East Coast atmosphere—and weather—would be a refreshing change.”