Meet the Wildcats: Alyssa Bertoni

LEXINGTON, Ky. – In preparation for the Blue/White Scrimmage on Dec. 13, presents “Meet the Wildcats,” an opportunity for you to get to know a little more about the 2016 Kentucky Gymnastics team. Today’s Meet the Wildcats features junior Alyssa Bertoni.

Alyssa Bertoni, a junior from Frederick, Md., redshirted her past two season with the Wildcats. Before her time with the Kentucky, she was a five-time Regional qualifier and excelling the most in bars and beam. She placed second at the State Championships on bars and competed at regionals in 2012, posted a second-place finish on bars at the Manhattan Classic and finished second on bars and third on floor at the Frederick Classic in 2013, and notched a top 10 finish at the 2013 State Championships and a top 20 finish at regionals.  

Here’s a bit more on Alyssa:

Quick Facts

Birthplace: Frederick, MD

Parents: Jeanne & Dan Bertoni

Siblings: Maria & Danny

Instagram Handle: @bertonia14

Major: Political Science/Latin American Politics 

Nickname(s): Lyss

Get to Know Alyssa in Competition

The best part about being a UK student-athlete is … Getting to know all the other athletes and competing for the University of Kentucky.

I chose Kentucky because … It’s different from home and a part of the SEC.

I’m most looking forward to our meet with _____ … Auburn

My goals for this are … To compete on bars and vault.

My role model in gymnastics is… Carly Patterson

I started competing in gymnastics when I was … 5 years old.

Alyssa Outside of Competition

The most famous person I have ever met was … Adam Sandler

My dream job is to …  Own a hotel.

My favorite movie isMarley and Me

My favorite athlete outside of gymnastics is …  Lebron James 

Favorite board game … Taboo

My favorite thing about UK is …. Everything, but mostly the fans.

My favorite food is …  French Toast

The Wildcats kick off the 2016 season with the Blue/White scrimmage on Sun., Dec. 13 at a time still to be determined. The scrimmage will serve as a preview to the 2016 season, with the season opener Excite Night set for Fri., Jan. 8 against Ball State at 7 p.m. All home meets will be held in Memorial Coliseum. 

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