Abby Griswold
Position: All-Around
Height: 5'2"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Monson, Mass.
High School: Monson H.S.
Major: Art Education

Second-year gymnast who could compete as an all-around performer ... named second team All-East Atlantic League in the all-around as a freshman ... qualified for NCAA regional meet at University of Florida ... very consistent gymnast ... strong tumbler who will be one of the Tigers’ top hopes on beam and floor ... very clean bars worker ... Level 10 gymnast who was a club teammate of Tiger sophomore Lauren Ross at Daggett’s Gymnastics Club.

2013 SEASON: Earned second team All-EAGL honors in the all-around as a freshman ... competed in all 12 meets ... competed as an all-around eight times ... member of Tigers' vault and bars lineups in every meet ... had a 9.51 average on vault ... averaged 9.62 on bars and 9.64 on beam ... had a 9.59 average on floor exercise ... named as EAGL Gymnast of the Week after leading Tigers to Shelli Calloway Memorial Invitatational title ... won all-around competition at Calloway Meet with a 38.70 score ... finished third on floor (9.80) and second on bars at Calloway Meet ... had career high 9.825 on beam at Penn State ... took second place in all-around (38.70) against Bridgeport ... led Tigers to win over Cornell by finishing first in the all-around (38.325) ... had a 9.70 on floor against Cornell ... took fifth in all-around (38.400) in quad meet at Maryland ... also finished fifth in all-around (38.800) at West Virginia ... took second place in the all-around (38.575) at New Hampshire Invitational ... had a 9.775 on beam to take third place ... posted a career high 38.95 all-around score to finish second in Tigers' final home meet ... tied for first on floor (9.85) in home finale ... finished 15th in the all-around at EAGL championship meet with a 36.925 score ... had a 9.575 on vault at EAGL Meet ... competed as an individual all-around at NCAA Meet at Florida ... had a 38.275 all-around score at regional meet ... finished 30th in regional with a 9.725 score on bars.

BACKGROUND: Four-time Level 10 gymnast at Daggett’s Gymnastics Club in Massachusetts ... helped club team finish second at the state championship meet ... three-time nationals qualifier as a Level 10 gymnast ... finished third in the all-around at the Massachusetts state meet in 2012 ... also finished finished fifth on vault and floor at state meet ... placed fifth in the all-around at regionals ... also placed third on vault, fourth on floor and fifth on beam at 2012 regional meet ... finished 37th in all-around at 2012 Junior Olympics Nationals ... finished second in all-around at 2012 Boston Classic ... also took first on beam, second on vault and second on floor at 2012 Boston Classic ... finished second on beam and fifth on vault at 2011 state championship meet ... also did well at 2011 regionals, finishing fifth on vault and floor while taking sixth on beam ... won balance beam competition at 2011 Boston Classic ... finished 37th in all-around at 2011 Junior Olympics Nationals ... placed fourth in all-around and fourth on bars at 2010 state championship meet ... also finished fifth on vault and beam at 2010 state meet ... went on to finish sixth in all-around at regional meet in 2010 ... also placed fourth on vault and fourth on bars at 2010 regional meet ... competed as Level 10 gymnast for the first time in 2009 and finished fourth in the all-around at the Massachusetts state meet ... also took fourth place on beam and floor at the 2009 state meet ... won Massachusetts state championships as a Level 9 gymnast in the all-around, vault, bars, beam and floor ... also finished first in the all-around competition at the 2009 regional meet ... posted career high of 37.40 in all-around ... had career highs of 9.4 in vault, 9.225 on bars, 9.625 on beam and 9.75 on floor exercise ... competed for Coach Marlyce Morace and Andy Leis.

PERSONAL: Outstanding student who graduated seventh in her class at Monson High School ... member of the National Honor Society ... has one older brother and one younger sister ... older brother, Dylan, plays baseball at Williams College ... lists mother as the person she admires the most ... avid fan of the Boston Red Sox, the Boston Bruins and the New England Patriots ... lists Nicholas Sparks as her favorite author ... favorite movie is “Serendipity” ... lists Ryan Gosling as her favorite actor ... lists Mila Kunis as her favorite actress ... favorite gymnast is former Olympics gold medalist Carly Patterson ... enjoys eating guacamole ... father is a graduate of North Adams State who is the president of Truss Engineering ... mother is an English teacher who graduated from Westfield State ... daughter of Paul and Ashley Griswold ... born on August 12, 1994 in Springfield, Mass. ... major is art education.

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