Amanda Palladino
Amanda Palladino
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Coatesville, Pa.
High School: Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School
Events: AA

JUNIOR (2016-17): Put up a 9.6750 season average score on the beam while also carrying a 9.3438 season average score on the bars ... Earned 5th on the beam, with a 9.700, at the NCGA Championships, where she also posted a 9.150 on the vault ... Also placed 5th at the NCGA East Championships on the beam, earning a 9.525 ... Notched a personal-best 9.575 on the bars at a dual meet with Brockport State (3/5)

SOPHOMORE (2015-16): Earned first team All-American status with a 9.8250 on the beam, which tied her for second overall ... Garnered a 9.575 on the bars at the NCGA Championship and earned 6th on the beam at the NCGA East Championship, earning a 9.700

FRESHMAN (2014-15): Was named a second team All-American after placing 11th in the beam, with a 9.100, at the NCGA Championship, where she also notched a 9.550 in the bars and a 9.625 on the beam ... Garnered a 6th-place finish on the beam at the NCGA East Championship, posting a 9.675 

Before Ursinus: A 4-time Level 9 State Qualifier, 4-time Level 7 State Qualifier, 2-time Level 9 National Qualifier and Level 9 State Champion in vault, bars, beam, floor and all-around ... Also a 2-time Coaches Cup recipient, Level 9 National 1st place team member and placed 5th on the beam in Level 9 Nationals (2014)

Personal: Born November 16, 1995 ... Daughter of Joyce Palladino ... An Applied Economics major with a concentration in finance and accounting with a minor in management studies ... Is also a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma, the Japan Club and SASA while also representing the university as a UC Ambassador and game day worker

Why Ursinus? I knew I wanted a college that had gymnastics. As an athlete with a prior history of ankle injuries, Division III became a wiser choice knowing that I’d never have to face losing a scholarship over injuries at a Division I or II institution, instead opted to focus on academic scholarships. A list of 20 colleges soon became 2. Ursinus won out due to the within 6 hours location from home, active recruiting, beauty of the campus, the close nit environment, rigorous academics, and the soon to be teammates that sealed the deal