Gymnastics beats No. 14 Arkansas by a score of 195.850 - 194.825 on Friday, February 20, 2015
2014, 2015 SEC Academic Team
2013 All-SEC Team
SEC Specialist of the Week - March 18, 2013
2015 (Senior): Named a team captain for the 2014-15 season, along with fellow senior Kayla Hartley ... Competed on vault, bars and beam in Kentucky's first two meets in 2015 before she missed the remainder of the season after an injury prior to UK's third meet ... Was named to the 2015 SEC Academic Team for the second consecutive season ... Recorded a 9.775 on both vault and bars in the Wildcats' season-opener at Washington and again a week later at home on Excite Night.
2014 (Junior): Suffered an injury in the fall and did not compete in 2014 ... Named to the 2014 SEC Academic Team for the first time in her career. 2013 (Sophomore): Emerged as one of UK's vocal leaders and backed it up with her performances throughout the season ... All-SEC selection on uneven bars ... SEC Specialist of the Week on March 18 after she won bars and beam with career high scores on both events to lead UK to a school-record team score at Penn State ... Beam score of 9.95 was third-highest in school history ... Competed in three events seven times throughout the season, and also competed in the all-around at NCAA Regionals ... Went over 9.8 on both bars and beam at National Champions Florida.
2012 (Freshman): Stellar freshman campaign, participating in all 13 meets, including 10 as an all-around gymnast ... Ended the season with a high score of 9.775 on vault and uneven bars, 9.825 on balance beam and 9.8 on floor exercise ... Highest all-around score was a 39.0 at Illinois ... Led Kentucky on beam in one meet with a 9.75 at Arkansas ... Was the vocal leader of the team ... Averaged over a 9.65 on every event with a 9.65 on vault, 9.665 on bars, 9.654 on beam and 9.721 on floor ... Third on the team in beam average ... Second on the team in floor average ... Earned her career high on floor twice with 9.8s against Auburn/Pittsburgh and George Washington/Ball State ... Only freshman to compete in at least three events in every meet ... Guided UK to three of the top 15 team scores on beam in school history (48.975, 49.0, 49.05).
Pre-College: Competed at Docksiders Gymnastics Club under coach Bob Ouellette ... Was named to the 2011 Maryland State Team after a solid performance at the Maryland State Championships ... Won the Level 10 all-around title at the championships, while also finishing first on uneven bars, second on balance beam and floor exercise, and tied for fifth on vault ... Competed in the 2011 Region Seven Championships, finishing first in bars and fourth in the all-around competition and in vault and floor.
Personal: Full name is Alexis Larue Gross ... Parents are Mark and Cyndi Gross ... Graduated from Archbishop Spalding High School ... Native of Pasadena, Md. ... Has one sibling, a young brother named Jordan, who is 16 ... Plans on majoring in engineering.
Career Highs: Vault: 9.775, twice, last on March 2, 2012 at Illinois Uneven Bars: 9.900, March 16, 2013 at Penn State Balance Beam:9.950, March 16, 2013 at Penn State Floor Exercise:9.800, four times, last on March 23 at the SEC Championships All-Around: 38.975 on Feb. 3, 2012 at LSU