Position
All-Around
Height
5'5
Class
Junior
Hometown
Evergreen, Colo.
High School
Colorado Connections Academy
Club
5280 Gymnastics
Major
Interdisciplinary Studies
Experience
2L

2021 WCGA All-American (UB)
2021 WCGA Academic All-American
2020 First Year SEC Academic Honor Roll

A reliable all-around gymnast for the Tigers … Earned her fist All-America honors in 2021 on bars … Competed in every meet on vault and bars in her sophomore season.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2021)
Averaged a 9.856 on bars and 9.861 on floor … Her season culminated with an All-America honor on bars at NCAA Championships … Scored a 9.90 on bars, 9.8875 on floor and 9.8375 on vault in NCAA Semifinal II … Posted an all-around score of 39.500 at the NCAA Regional Final, highlighted by a 9.90 on floor … Scored a 9.875 on bars and floor and 9.85 on vault in the NCAA Regional Second Round … at SEC Championships, scored a 9.925 on vault and matched her career high with a 9.925 on floor … Set career highs of 9.95 on vault and 9.925 at Arkansas … Put together the top performance of her career against Florida with a 9.925 on vault and career highs of 9.95 on bars and 9.925 on floor … In her all-around debut against Auburn, scored a career high 39.525 … Scored a career high 9.925 on floor, 9.875 on beam and 9.90 on vault … Scored a 9.925 on bars at Arkansas … Set a then career high of 9.90 on floor against Georgia … Selected as a WCGA Academic All-American.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2020)
Competed on bars and began to find her own on the event before the season was cut short due to COVID-19 … Was in the lineup on bars for nine meets … Scored a career high 9.95 at the GymQuarters invitational … Also scored a 9.80 or higher in five other meets … Named to the First Year SEC Academic Honor Roll.

PRIOR TO LSU
Competed for 5280 Gymnastics in Colorado … Placed third on the uneven bars at the 2015 P&G Championships … Placed fourth on the all-around at the 2016 American Classic … Placed third on the uneven bars at the 2016 Secret U.S. Classic … Placed first on the all-around and second on the uneven bars at the 2017 U.S. Classic … Finished third on the uneven bars at the 2018 American Classic … Placed second on the uneven bars at the 2018 GK U.S. Classic … Placed 5th on the uneven bars, 9th on the all-around at the 2018 U.S. Gymnastics Championships … Placed first on the all-around and uneven bars at the 2018 Voronin Cup … Earned first-team and placed second on the all-around and uneven bars, third on the floor exercise at the 2019 Gymnix International in Montreal, Canada … Two-time member of the U.S. National Team.

PERSONAL
Full name is Yelena Aleksandrovna Shchennikova … Born May 12, 2001 … Parents are Alex and Katia … Has two sisters, Polina and Kristina … Her sister Polina competed at Michigan … Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.

 

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