Get To 'Kneaux': Sydney Ewing

by Jake Terry (@LSUjake)
Get To 'Kneaux': Sydney Ewing

BATON ROUGE – LSU gymnast Sydney Ewing heads into her junior season in 2016 ready to lead the Tigers to another fantastic season.

Ewing wrapped up her sophomore campaign in 2015 by earning All-America honors on beam and floor to bring her career total to three honors.

Find out a little more about the Lafayette, La., native in this fun and informative Q&A.

Do not miss your chance to see Ewing and the Tigers take on some of the nation’s best teams at home in 2016.

Season tickets for the upcoming season are on sale at at a cost of $15 for youth ages 3-12 and $25 for adults.

Great seats are still available to be reserved with season tickets.

LSU will host five home meets in the Maravich Center in 2016, starting with a bang against national power Oklahoma. The Tigers will also take on Southeastern Conference foes Kentucky, Arkansas, Auburn and Alabama.

“Get to Kneaux” Sydney Ewing a little better in this Q&A:

Why did you choose LSU?
Growing up only 45 minutes down the road from LSU I’ve been coming to gymnastics meets ever since I can remember, and I’ve always dreamed of being a Tiger gymnast so when the opportunity presented itself there was no looking back.

What has been your favorite moment at LSU?
My favorite moment so far at LSU was this past season when we beat Minnesota with the record-breaking crowd. The energy in the PMAC was unlike anything I’ve ever experienced and to be able to be a part of that with my teammates was something that I’ll never forget.

What are your goals for the 2016 season?
My goal for the 2016 season is simply to be the best I can be for the rest of my team, whatever my role may be. As a team we want to bring home an SEC and national championship, but to do this it is going to take hard work and dedication, which this team has shown a tremendous amount of already in the two weeks of preseason.

What have you worked on the most in the gym to prepare for 2016?
To prepare for this upcoming season I’ve been working on my consistency a lot. Consistency is so important in college gymnastics that it’s something that I can always improve upon. I’ve also been working on my fitness and taking care of my body so that it’s ready to go when the season comes around.

Have you checked out the construction of the new training facility? What are your thoughts?
I was actually the first one to be able to see the construction on the new facility early in the summer, and I have been a few other times since then. We are all so excited to be in there because it is going to be the best facility in the world, hands down. Every day that I walk past it, it is a reminder of the accomplishments of this gymnastics program, and I’m so thankful to be a part of it.

Ok, now to the fun questions.

What do you like most about your hometown?
What I like most about Lafayette is definitely the people that live there. You can honestly go anywhere in Lafayette and you’ll be welcomed and greeted by the friendliest people you’ll ever meet.

Do you have a talent other than gymnastics? What is it?
I think my main talent is just sports in general. My teammates always make fun of me because I’m always the one throwing around the football before practice or even in airports on the away meets with Jay and our manager. I grew up playing almost every sport there is, and it’s what I love to do.

If the team was to come to your house for dinner, what would you prepare for them? Be honest 🙂
If the team came over for dinner I would probably cook them breakfast for dinner. It’s pretty much the only thing I’m good at because, honestly, who can mess up eggs and sausage and waffles. I would also have a cereal bar for Michelle.

What is your go-to Pandora station?
My go to Pandora station is either Sam Hunt or Rihanna.

What song describes your work ethic when it comes to gymnastics?
I think the only logical answer to this question is “I Don’t Get Tired” by Kevin Gates.

How many quarters would you need to stack in order to reach the top of the Maravich Center?
I’m going to go with around 110,000.

Without looking it up, can you tell us how many years Bob Moore has coached at LSU?
17 wonderful years.

If someone asked you why they should get LSU gymnastics season tickets, what would you tell them?
I would tell them that it’s cheaper than a movie and family-friendly. I’ve never met anyone who didn’t have a great time, and who wouldn’t want to see us do superhuman tricks?

Do you want to build a snowman?
If I had a pair of gloves I would absolutely want to build a snowman.