Robyn Marszalek joins the Panthers' staff in 2007 as a student assistant coach after three successful years as a Pitt gymnast. Throughout her career, Marszalek was a two-time All-EAGL selection on the floor exercise and a three-time NACGC/W All-American Scholar-Athlete. This season, she'll bring both leadership and guidance to her former teammates particularly on the floor exercise.
Last season, Marszalek earned all-conference second team honors on the floor exercise, scoring a season-high score of 9.800 against West Virginia and James Madison. She won the event in Pitt's meet against Rhode Island and was ranked in the conference's top 20. Marszalek competed on the floor exercise in eight meets, placing fifth in two of the competitions. At the Missouri Cat Classic, she qualified for finals in the floor exercise.
As a sophomore, Marszalek broke into the all-around competition by returning to the vault and floor exercise. She was voted the Most Improved Gymnast by her teammates that season and finished third on the floor exercise at the EAGL Championships while setting a career-high 38.475 in the all-around. She earned her first all-conference nod that season as well and set career-highs of 9.875 on the vault and 9.825 on the floor exercise.
In her first season with the Panthers, Marszalek was a two-even contributor, competing 11 times on the uneven bars and six times on the balance beam. She had season-best scores of 9.8 in both events against West Virginia and James Madison.
Throughout high school, Marszalek was a two-time Level 9 national qualifier and the national uneven bars champion. She also finished fourth on the balance beam and third in the all-around at nationals. She was a Level 10 national qualifier in 2002 and five-time state champion and regional qualifier. She was named MVP of her Carl Sandburg High School team and set school records on the balance beam, uneven bars and all-around. Marszalek was the balance beam conference and regional champion. She trained at Aerial Gymnastics Arena in Illinois for three years under Dan and Beth Miller, as well as Tumbling On USA for seven years.
Marszalek was a three-time EAGL All-Academic Team selection in addition to her NACGC/W accolades. In 2005-06, she served on Pitt's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Marszalek is a pre-medicine and anthropology major who is pursuing medical school.
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