Rebecca Chong
Rebecca Chong
State: Virginia
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Warrenton, Va.
High School: Fauquier
Major: Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
Residential College: Branford

Personal Bests: 

Vault: 9.850 (1/19/2019)

Beam: 9.475 (2/4/2017)

Floor: 9.850 (1/19/2019)

2019: Competed floor and vault ... Earned career highs on floor and vault ... Third on vault at GW (9.750) ... Third on vault at Ivy Classics (9.750) ... Floor champion against Penn (9.850) ... Vault runner-up against Penn (9.750) ... Floor champion against Brown (9.800) ... Vault runner-up against Brown (9.750) ... Holds second- and tenth-highest team vault records in program history 

Summer 2018: Shadowed the neurosurgery department of Children's National Hospital in D.C. 

2018: Competed vault ... 9.800 at Maryland ... Earned third on vault at New Hampshire (9.825) ... ECAC first-team on vault ... Placed second on vault at USAG Collegiate National Qualifiers ... Individual event vault qualifier USAG Collegiate Nationals ... First-team All-American Vault 

2017: Competed on beam, floor and vault … First team All-American Status for vault … Tied for fifth on vault at Nationals … Tied for third on floor (career high 9.800) and vault (9.750) at ECAC Championships … Tied for fourth on vault at Ivy Classic (9.700) … Career high and tied for first at Big Ten-Ivy Showdown (9.825) … Career high on beam at Brown (9.475) … Second in vault at Penn. 

High School: Level 10 from GMS Gymnastics in Manassas, Virginia ... Represented Region 7 at Junior Olympic National Championships which included a 9th place finish on Vault in 2014 and 2015 ... won the Virginia State Championship on Vault this past season and took Bronze on Vault at Regional Championships both of the two previous seasons

Questions with Chong:

Who is your biggest influence? Why? "My parents are my biggest influence because they have instilled a drive in me to never give up and always chase my dreams, no mater how difficult the path to success may be."

Favorite event? Why? "My favorite event is vault because it's quick and powerful, and there's no better feeling than getting that stick." 

Why Yale?: "I chose Yale because of its tight-knit community. Being at Yale feels like you have a whole new family around you at all times. It is super welcoming and inviting."