Hollembeak, who trained at the Gymnastics Academy of Rockford (Ill.), had a successful national and international tumbling career. In power tumbling, she was a three-time World champion (1982, 1984, and 1986); a three-time member of a U.S. Team that won the World team title (1982, 1984 and 1986); and a five-time national champion (1982-86).
In platform tumbling, Hollembeak was a five-time World medalist (1983-87) and U.S. champion (1983-87). She earned a gymnastics scholarship to Illinois State University and was Athlete of the Year for the 1990-91 school year. She also received the Laurie Mabry Award in 1991.
Hollembeak coached for five years at ISU. She currently works as an assistant director of athletics academic advising at DePaul University and is pursuing a doctorate in education. She has been inducted into the World Acrobatics Society Gallery of Legends.