Amy McDonald

Birthdate: 10/8/1992
Program: Trampoline & Tumbling
Level: Senior
Current Residence: Temecula, CA
Club: Eagles Wings Athletics
Head Coach: Bret Stout

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Career Highlights

McDonald is the daughter of William, a high school teacher and basketball and baseball coach, and Pamela, a mortgage underwriter. She has two brothers, Kyle (26), a college student, and Jeffrey (22), a college student on scholarship for baseball, and a younger sister, Courtney (18), a mortgage office assistant.
Personal Information

Nickname: Ames
Hometown: Allen, TX

Name of College: Collin County Community Colleg
Degree/Major: Athletic training
Year you began gymnastics: 1987
Favorite Event: Tumbling
How did you get involved in gymnastics: My parents put me in it when I was 3 years old because I wouldn't stop jumping all over the house, especially my mom's furniture.
Favorite thing about gymnastics: Being a member of the national team and being able to travel to different places. I also like meeting new people and learning new skills.
What are your goals for gymnastics?: To be a member of the 2009 World Championships Team. I also would like to increase the difficulty on my tumbling passes and the confidence I have in myself and my ability as a power tumbler.
Names of parents/guardians: William McDonald - High school teacher and basketball/baseball coach Pamela McDonald - Mortgage Underwriter
Names of sibling(s): Kyle McDonald, college student Jeffrey McDonald (22), college student on scholarship for baseball Courtney McDonald (18), mortgage office assis


Interests Outside the Gym

Favorite school subject: Sports medicine
Hobbies or favorite activities: Volleyball, scrapbooking and hanging out with friends
Favorite music: Anything but rap!
Favorite book(s): Pursuit of Happiness
Favorite TV show(s): One Tree Hill, Grey's Anatomy, Gossip Girl, ER, Law & Order: SVU, Project Runway, Will & Grace, Gilmore Girls, Friends and N3mbers
Favorite Food: Ice cream, or my mom's sloppy joes or broccoli cheese soup
Other sports involvement: I just help my dad with baseball and basketball

National Competition Results

2009 Final Selection Event, Las Vegas, Nev. - 5th-TU
2009 Visa Championships, Dallas, Texas - 3rd-TU
2009 U.S. Elite Challenge, Ft. Smith, Ark. - 3rd-TU
2009 Winter Classic, Birmingham, Ala. - 4th-TU
2008 Visa Championships, Houston, Texas - 4th-TU
2008 U.S. Elite Challenge, Mobile, Ala. - 5th-TU
2008 U.S. Elite Challenge, Mobile, Ala. - 5th-TU
2008 Winter Classic, Tulsa, Okla. - 4th-TU
2007 Stars and Stripes Cup, Birmingham, Ala. - 3rd-TU
2007 National Championships, Memphis, Tenn. - 4th-TU
2007 National Championships, Memphis, Tenn. - 4th-TU
2007 U.S. Elite Challenge, Colorado Springs, Colo. - 3rd-TU
2007 Winter Classic, Lubbock, Texas - 5th-TU
2006 U.S. Championships, Schaumburg, Ill. - 2nd-TU

International Competition Results

2009 World Championships, St. Petersburg, Russia - 2nd-TU (Team)
2008 Pan American Championships, Buenos Airies, Argentina - 4th-TU
2007 World Championships, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada - 1st-TU (Team), alternate
2007 World Cup, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada -
2005 World Championships, Eindhoven, Netherlands - 2nd-TU (Team)