Life in a Leo Episode 14: Interview with some UC Davis Alumni

April 20, 2018

Life in a Leo Episode 14: Interview with some UC Davis Alumni

This is a very special episode. It's the first time I interviewed a group of people. In addition, these were three of my teammates at UC Davis. Meghan was two years ahead of me and Flora and Lynn was a year younger. We discuss our growth in the sport throughout our time in college, the camaraderie of our team and how we never fully got closer even after we graduated. We also discuss some of our most memorable moments and leotards. It was so fun talking to these ladies and learning more about how gymnastics has impacted and influenced their lives. I hope you enjoy it!

 

Here are some of the career highlights of each of the three gymnasts I interviewed:

Flora is a 9 time All American, USAG Collegiate Nationals AA, 2001, MPSF Gymnast of the week and NCAA Regional Qualifier. In addition, Flora shares the UC Davis school record for Vault and Floor.

Lynn is a 3 time All American, 2003 USAG Collegiate Nationals Vault Champion, NCAA Regional qualifier, and part of the 39.00 and over AA group. After graduating from UC Davis, Lynn has worked as a Professor, performed in Cirque du Soleil Ka, and an Environmental Scientist. 

Meghan was part of the 1999 USAG Collegiate Nationals Championship team. Since graduating, Meghan has a Masters in Education from Stanford University and has taught High School Science and Chemistry. 

Flora on beam 2003 season

Flora on beam

Flora performing in London at the 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremonies

In the London Eye at Olympic opening ceremonies 2012

Lynn doing handstands at the beach

Handstands at the beach

Lynn in her signature Cirque du Soleil makeup

Cirque du Soleil

Meghan in the UC Davis Aggie Newspaper

Meghan tumbling on beam

Meghan leaping on beam in 2000

Meghan leaping on beam

2002 Intersquad with Lynn, Flora, and Rebecca

Intersquad 2001

The infamous Millenial/Galactic leotard - performing at a basketball game

Millennial galactic leotards





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Size Chart

SIZING

SIZE

BUST

WAIST

HIPS

GIRTH

5-6

22" - 25"

19" - 21"

21" - 24"

37" - 41"

6X-7

24" - 27"

20" - 22"

22" - 25"

41" - 44"

8-10

25" - 28"

22" - 23"

23" - 26"

44" - 47"

10-12

26" - 29"

22" - 24"

24" - 27"

47" - 50"

12-14

28" - 30"

23" - 25"

26" - 29"

49" - 52"

PETITE

30" - 33"

23" - 26"

27" - 31"

51" - 54"

SMALL

32" - 35"

24" - 27"

28" - 32"

53" - 56"

MEDIUM

34" - 37"

26" - 28"

30" - 35"

55" - 58"

LARGE

36" - 39"

27" - 30"

32" - 36"

57" - 60"

  Note: If your measurements are at the top of a size category and you prefer a loose fit or growing room, we recommend ordering the next size.

Girth measurement  is taken from the middle of the shoulder, down the back, through the crotch, and back up the front to the starting point on the shoulder