Athlete of the year

Athlete of the year

Nastasia Liukin’s Education Background

Anastasia (Nastia) Liukin was born in 1989 in Moscow to a family of gymnasts. Although she says education is very important to her, gymnastics is her passion. She became involved in the sport while in elementary school and continued through high school, where she attended Spring Creek Academy in Plano, Texas.

In 2008 she was accepted to the Southern Methodist University in Dallas, but her busy schedule made her drop out until January of 2010. She is now back in school where she is majoring in international business and will focus on school until she graduates.

Nastia has been winning awards all her life. She is an Senior International Elite gymnast, the 2008 Olympic All-Around Champion, five time Olympic medalist, four time World Champion, nine time World medalist, four time U.S. National Champion and has won two American Cup titles and both a Senior and Junior Pacific Rim Championship.

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Bruce Jenner Education Background

Bruce JennerBruce Jenner was born on October 28, 1949 in Mt. Kisco, a small town in upstate New York. He was the oldest of three children.

He was a student at Newtown High School in Connecticut, after spending a year in high school in Sleepy Hollow, NY where he earned a scholarship in football. He enrolled in Graceland University but a knee injury forced him to stop playing. That was when he decided to switch to the decathlon. He debuted in a decathlon in 1970 where he placed sixth.

He then entered the decathlon at the 1972 U.S. Olympic trials where he placed third, and finished in tenth place at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich. These triumphs prompted him to commit full-time to a grueling regimen. During that period, he spent 8 hours a day at the track at San Jose College. His presence there was part of what made San Jose a hotbed for elite athletes to train. Read the rest of this entry »





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