Alyssa Firth
Alyssa Firth
State: New York
Year: So.
Hometown: Bethpage, N.Y.
High School: Bethpage
Major: History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health
Residential College: Ezra Stiles

Personal Bests:

Vault: 9.775 (2/24/2019)

Bars: 9.475 (2018)

Beam: 9.550 (2018)

Floor: 9.875 (1/27/2019) 

All-Around: 37.575 (2/11/2018) 

2019: Competed in the all-around ... Tied vault career-high (9.775) ... Earned floor career-high (9.875) ... Ivy Classic vault runner-up (9.775) ... Fourth on Floor at Ivy Classics (9.800) ... Vault runner-up against Brown (9.675) ... Floor champion against UNH (9.875) ... Third on floor at Don Tonry (9.825) ... Third on vault at GW (9.750) ... Holds second- and tenth-highest team vault records in program history ... named a member of the ECAC All-Academic Team

Summer 2018: Took an introductory to microeconomics course at the London School of Economics (LSE)

2018: Competed in the all-around ... Career high on vault at New Hampshire (9.775) ... Placed fifth in all-around at Don Tonry (37.575) ... Earned floor career-high at Ivy Classic (9.825) ... Tied floor career-high at Bridgeport (9.825) earning third-place ... Placed third on vault at Bridgeport (9.725) ... ECAC Vault top 5 ... ECAC Floor top 10 ... USAG Collegiate Nationals Bars and Floor top 25

High School: Level 10 gymnast from Mid Island Gymnastics on Long Island...Won state championship in the All-Around this year... Placed first or second on vault at every meet she competed in this season including state and regional championships... 

Questions with Alyssa:

Who is your biggest influence? Why? "Since I was little, my biggest influence has always been my mom. Her strength and persistence have always inspired me and I know I would not be where I am today without her constant love and support."

Favorite event? Why? "My favorite event is floor, because I love getting to show off my personality and have fun with the choreography."

Why Yale? "I chose Yale because it was the perfect mix of everything that I wanted and was looking for in a college. It gave me the opportunity to continue my gymnastics career as a D1 athlete like I wanted to while also providing me with an excellent education and degree that would allow me to succeed in what after I choose to do after I graduate."