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Sarah Finnegan
Birthdate: 11/14/1996
Program: Women's Artistic
Level: Senior
Current Residence: Lee's Summit, MO
Club: Great American Gymn. Express
Head Coach: Al Fong/Armine Barutyan Fong
Career Highlights
  • 2019 NCAA uneven bars champion and team & balance beam silver medalist (LSU)
  • Winner of the 2019 AAI Award as the nation's top collegiate senior gymnast
  • 2017 NCAA uneven bars champion, team silver medalist and floor exercise bronze medalist (LSU)
  • 2016 NCAA team silver medalist (LSU)
  • Alternate for the 2012 Olympic Team that won the gold medal
  • 2012 U.S. balance beam silver medalist
About Sarah Finnegan
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Twitter: @sfinnegan37
Name of High School: home school
Name of College: LSU
Year you began gymnastics: 1999
Favorite Event: Floor and beam
How did you get involved in gymnastics: It started as a recreational sports activity and I liked it more than all the other sports I tried.
Favorite thing about gymnastics: Working hard to get to your goal and the reward you get once you've reached it.
What are your goals for gymnastics?: To win the all-around gold medal at the 2012 Olympic Games.
Names of parents/guardians/spouse: Don and Linabelle Finnegan
Names of sibling(s): Hannah, Jennah and Aleah
Family members in sports: My dad was an All American Wrestler and all my sisters are also in competitive gymnastics
Interests Outside the Gym
Favorite school subject: Math
Hobbies or favorite activities: Reading, watching movies, swimming, hanging out with family and friends.
Favorite music: Christian pop
Favorite book(s): Percy Jackson and the Olympian's series, This Present Darkness, Piercing the Darkness
Favorite Food: mashed potatoes and green bean casserole
Charity Involvement: Compassion International; local homeless and children's home
National Competition Results
  • 2019 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships, Fort Worth, Texas - 1st-UB; 2nd-Team, BB; 4th-AA
  • 2018 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships, St. Louis, Mo. - 4th-Team; 7th-BB(T); 8th-AA(T)
  • 2017 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships, St. Louis, Mo. - 1st-UB(T); 2nd-Team; 3rd-FX(T); 4th-AA(T); 8th-BB(T)
  • 2016 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships, Fort Worth, Texas - 2nd-Team; 4th-UB(T)
  • 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials, San Jose, Calif. - 5th-BB; 6th-AA, UB, FX
  • 2012 Visa Championships, St. Louis, Mo. - 2nd-BB; 4th-FX; 6th-AA
  • 2012 Secret U.S. Classic, Chicago, Ill. - 2nd-FX; 3rd-BB(T)
  • 2011 Visa Championships, Saint Paul, Minn. - 3rd-AA, BB; 5th-UB (Jr. Div.)
  • 2011 CoverGirl Classic, Chicago, Ill. - 1st-FX; 3rd-UB(T); 4th-AA; 7th-BB (Jr. Div.)
  • 2010 Visa Championships, Hartford, Conn. - 1st-FX; 4th-BB; 6th-AA (Jr. Div.)
International Competition Results
  • 2012 City of Jesolo Trophy, Jesolo, Italy - 1st-Team; 3rd-AA, FX; 4th-BB; 6th-VT; 7th-UB(T)
  • 2010 Pan American Championships, Guadalajara, Mexico - 1st-Team; 3rd-BB
  • Women: AA = All Around | VT = Vault | UB = Uneven Bars | BB = Balance Beam | FX = Floor Exercise | (T) = Tie
  • Men: AA = All Around | FX = Floor Exercise | PH = Pommel Horse | SR = Still Rings | VT = Vault | PB = Parallel Bars | HB = Horizontal Bars | (T) = Tie
  • Rhythmic: AA = All Around | RP = Rope | HP = Hoop | BA = Ball | CL = Clubs | RB = Ribbon | (T) = Tie
  • Acro: DY = Dynamic | BL = Balance | AA = All Around/Combined
  • T&T: TR = Trampoline | TU = Tumbling | DM = Double Mini | SY = Synchronized Trampoline