Position
Vault/Balance Beam/Floor Exercise
Height
5'2
Class
Sophomore
Hometown
Mandeville, La.
High School
Mandeville HS
Club
North Shore Gymnastics
Major
Finance
Experience
1L

2021 WCGA Academic All-American
2021 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll

Known for her performance on floor … Trained on vault, beam and floor … Owns a career high of 9.925 on floor.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2021)
Appeared in nine meets on floor exercise … Delivered 9.90 performances on floor in the third spot of the LSU lineup at NCAA Semifinal II and the NCAA Regional Final … Scored a 9.80 at SEC Championships … Matched her career high of 9.925 in the regular season finale against Missouri … Scored a 9.85 at Missouri and 9.825 at Auburn … Set a career high of 9.925 at home against No. 1 Florida … Selected as a WCGA Academic All-American … Named to the First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll.

CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL
Trained at Northshore Gymnastics in Mandeville, Louisiana … A Level 10 gymnast and Junior Olympic qualifier since 2017, including 2019 when she earned eighth on bars.

PERSONAL
Full name is Sierra Loren Ballard … Born August 15, 2002 … Daughter of Steven Ballard and Lori Strong-Ballard … Has two siblings, Sydney and Ethan … Cousin Tatum Ballard plays Beach Volleyball at LSU … Mother, Lori, competed for Canada at the 1988 and 1992 Olympics … LSU Gymnastics head coach Jay Clark is her uncle … Chose LSU because of the strong family atmosphere on campus and with the team … Majoring in Finance.

BALLARD’S CAREER HIGHS
Vault:
Bars:
Beam:
Floor: 9.925 (Twice; Last: 3-5-21 vs. Missouri; First: 2-12-21 vs. Florida)

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