ABOUT Mikayla Magee

2017

Mikayla Magee

Hometown:
League City, Texas

Age:
17

Gym:
Pearland Elite
Pearland, Texas

Qualifying Meet:
Presidential Classic

            Bio

Q: Do you have a nickname?
A:
Mik

Q: When and why did you first become interested in gymnastics?
A:
I was a very active child. I would flip on furniture, climb up things I shouldn’t, and swing on anything I could find

Q: Do you have any good/funny memories from when you first started taking gymnastics classes?
A:
The closeness I’ve had to this day with the girls I first started gym with.

Q: What is your favorite event?
A:
My favorite event is beam but I love all of them

Q: What music do you use for your floor routine?
A:
Master of Tides by Linsey Stirling

Q: Who is your favorite gymnast or who is your “idol”?
A:
Nastia Liukin, which is why I’m so excited I qualified to this meet.

Q: How have you grown as a gymnast during your career, both skill wise and mentally?
A:
I have learned to be more confident and become a better competitor.

Q: How has gymnastics helped you as a person?
A:
Gymnastics has helped me manage time wisely, be independent, and how to face difficult situations.

Q: If you had to select one life-lesson that gymnastics has taught you, what would it be?
A:
Gymnastics has taught me to never give up and have faith in myself in the work that has gotten me to where I am now.

Q: What are your biggest accomplishments or best memories in your career?
A:
My favorite memory is qualifying in Florida to the Nastia Cup. I won all around, bars, beam and floor at the US Challenge for Hopes. Additioanlly, I have committed to the University of Utah.

Q: Do you want to compete in collegiate gymnastics?
A:
Yes, I have a scholarship to the University of Utah

Q: When you’re not in the gym, how do you enjoy spending your time? Do you have any hobbies or favorite activities? Charities?
A:
I enjoy spending time with friends and family. I enjoy shopping and hanging by the pool with friends.

Q: What is your favorite food?
A:
Strawberries

Q: Favorite movie?
A:
The Blind Side

Q: What is your favorite book?
A:
Divergent

Q: If you had to pick 3 words to describe yourself as a gymnast, what are they?
A:
Determined, independent, resilient.