"Being a Colonial Gymnast is a real privilege. As a member of this team, my skills in time management, communication and work ethic have improved. All of these will be valuable to me following graduation and contribute to my future success."
As a Redshirt Sophomore in 2011: One of five Colonial gymnasts to qualify for NCAA Athens Regional ... competed in nine regular season meets ... scored season-high 9.775 on balance beam three times ... scored 9.575 on vault at West Virginia Quad meet (2/20) ... scored 9.625 on beam at EAGL Championships (3/19).
As a Sophomore in 2010: Did not compete.
As a Freshman in 2009: Did not compete.
Career Highs: Vault 9.575, Bars -- , Beam 9.775, Floor --, AA --
High School/Club: Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder the last seven years...Member of the Australian National Team from 2001-2006...Was a World Championships participant in 2005... Finished second in the all-around at Senior Nationals, while winning the floor exercise and taking second on beam...Finished 36th in the World on beam in 2005.
Personal: Born Monique Pawson Blount in Washington, DC...grew up in Canberra, Australia...daughter of Ingrid and Leroy Blount... has one older sister, Marlowe (40)... enjoys friends and family, music, fashion and food... public relations major....aspires to work for the Washington Post like her father.