Joyce Li
Joyce Li
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Palo Alto, Calif.
High School: Henry M. Gunn

Personal Bests:

Vault: 9.65 (3/8/2012)

Bars: 9.75 (3/8/2012)

Beam: 9.725 (2/18/2012)

Floor: 9.75 (3/8/2012)

All-Around: 38.45 (3/24/2012)

2012: Given an Outstanding Contribution Award for her performance ... Made an immediate impact as an all-arounder, winning beam and the all-around in the opening meet of the season ... Went on to compete all-around in every meet of the season ... Second all-around against Penn ... Second on beam and in the all-around against SCSU, where her performance included a season-high 9.725 on the beam ... Placed second on beam at the Ivy Classic ... Placed first on bars and second on vault, floor and in the all-around against George Washington with season-high scores of 9.65 on vault, 9.75 on bars and 9.75 on floor ... Placed fifth on beam and eighth in the all-around at the ECAC Championships and was named to the 2012 Division I Women's Gymnastics All-ECAC Second Team on the beam ... Twice named ECAC Rookie of the Week during the season.

High School: Placed second in the all-around at the 2011 level ten state championships and qualified to regionals … Was the 2010 level ten state vault champion, placed fourth in the All Around, and qualified to regionals … In 2009 was the level nine state bar champion and second in the all-around … Placed second on vault at level nine regionals.

Personal: Started gymnastics at age eight after participating in a summer camp and falling in love with the sport … Plans to major in electrical engineering … Enjoys painting and sewing in her spare time … From Palo Alto, Calif., where she lives with her parents, Jim and Cheryl Li, and her brother, Peter … Why Yale? “The campus is gorgeous, but it was mostly the atmosphere. The people are so friendly and genuine.”