A weekly Q&A with a member of the 2015-16 Pitt gymnastics team.
14 gymnasts receive honors including six NACGC/W Scholastic All-Americans
Pitt names seven to first and second All-Tournament Teams
Pitt gymnasts awarded for academic achievements
Freshman Taylor Laymon picks up a first place finish for Pitt on the bars with a 9.875.
PITTSBURGH, PA- The Pitt Gymnastics team took on the Ohio State Buckeyes in their first meet of the season at The Fitzgerald Field House on Friday, January 9, 2015. (www.B2PhotoLLC.com)
AS A SOPHOMORE (2014-15)
Made First EAGL All-Tournament Team on beam...Placed sixth overall and tied her career best score of 9.825 on beam at the 2015 EAGL Championships...Named to the All-EAGL Scholastic Team...Recorded a career best score of 9.825 on beam to place third against North Carolina...Finished fifth overall on beam with a 9.825 against UNC, WVU and Temple...Scored a 9.725 on beam against Penn State...Placed fifth on beam at Michigan State with a score of 9.675...Scored a 9.525 on beam at New Hampshire...Scored a 9.575 on beam at a multi-team meet at George Washington which placed her 13th overall...Recorded a 9.375 on the beam against Ohio State.
AS A FRESHMAN (2013-14)
Participated in beam and floor the first four meets of the season before sitting out the rest of the year with an injury...Had a career best score of 9.725 in beam against New Hampshire, finishing fifth overall...Personal best in the floor against North Carolina, scoring a 9.750.
A graduate of Hopewell High School...trained at Arcadia Gymnastics under Dave Gregg and Monica O'Connor...three-time WPIAL Champion and a three-time state champion on beam and floor...finished third at the High School Nationals and was named an All-American Athlete by the High School Gymnastics Association as well as a 2013 NIT National qualifier.
Burak is the daughter of John and Carol Burak and she has an older sister Amy...Currently enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences at Pitt.
CAREER HIGH SCORES
Balance Beam - 9.825
Floor Exercise - 9.750