Brittney Sooksengdao
Brittney Sooksengdao
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Olathe, Kan.
High School: Olathe East High School
Major: Undeclared
Residential College: Berkeley

Personal Bests:

Vault: 9.8 (3/12/2013)

Beam: 9.85 (3/23/2013)

Floor: 9.65 (2/3/2013)

2013: Honored with an Outstanding Contribution Award for her performance … Won the ECAC championship on the balance beam, scoring a 9.850 … Third on the vault in the dual meet against Penn with a 9.650 … Sixth in the Bulldog Invitational on the vault, scoring a 9.725 … Scored a season-high 9.800 on the vault against Bridgeport, Brown and URI.

High School: Trained At McCracken’s Gymnastics in Olathe, Kansas from 1998-2012 ... Four-time USAG Junior Olympic Kansas State all-around champion ... In 2012, also won vault, bars, and beam at the USAG Junior Olympic Kansas State Meet ... Junior Olympic Region 3 beam and all-around champion in 2009, fourth place on vault in 2011, fifth place on vault in 2012 ... Placed fifth in the all-around and placed fourth on vault at USAG Western Nationals in 2012 ... Qualified for the Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup in 2011.

Personal: Plans on majoring in architecture ... In high school, competed in National Technology Student Association competitions, placing second in the Architectural Model category, fourth in the Construction Renovation category, and seventh in the Manufacturing Prototype category ... Involved in mentoring/leadership program ... Parents (Ann and Paul) immigrated from Laos ... Lives with 15-year-old sister (Chelsia) ... Why Yale?: “After my visit, there was no way I could say no to a place like this. The unparalleled academics, history, and prestige were overwhelming. There are so many opportunities available and I have met the most fascinating and amazing people here.”