Melissa Brooker, Freshman

Hometown: Charlotte, NC 
Home Gym: Southeastern Gymnastics
Major: Exploratory Studies 

Started gymnastics at age: 3
Favorite trick/skill in gymnastics: Shiposhnikova on the uneven bars
Most hated trick/skill in gymnastics: Round off 1 1/2 twist dismount on beam

Dream vacation place: Italy’s Amalfi Coast
Favorite food: Lobster ravioli
Favorite TV show: Gossip Girl, Parks and Rec, & The Office
Favorite car: 2016 Toyota Camry
Favorite celebrity: Julia Roberts
Favorite professional team: Carolina Panthers
Favorite sport to do (not gymnastics): Swimming
Biggest fear: Forgetting things
Biggest guilty pleasure: Eating junk food

Favorite class: English
Most hated class: History 
Biggest accomplishment in pre-college gymnastics: Going to Junior Olympic Nationals and doing well
Favorite part about being a Wolfpack Gymnast: Being with such a supportive team
Funniest Wolfpack Gymnastics memory: When Taylor split the beam trying to do a dance pose

Who is the…
Team Comedian?
Chelsea
Best Dancer? Paris
Team Mom? Drew
Forgetful? Taylor

Moment you are most proud of: Becoming comfortable with the uncomfortable

Most influential person in your life: my siblings
Favorite Quote: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, do not lean on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths.” – Proverbs 3:5