Student-Athlete Spotlight

Caroline Moore, C'19 - Gymnastics

1. Name: Caroline Moore

2. Class Year: 2019

3. Sport: Gymnastics

4. Position: AA

5. Why did you choose Penn?
I knew that Penn was the school for me the first time I stepped on campus. I immediately noticed the perfect balance between academics and athletics, in addition to an incredibly welcoming and supportive team. The coaches made me feel really comfortable and I noticed right away that the program was very inviting. Penn has given me so many opportunities to grow into a better student, gymnast, and person and for that, I could not be happier to represent the Red and Blue.

6. What does being a Penn Gymnastics student-athlete mean to you?
Being a member of the Penn Gymnastics team is an incredible honor. Each one of my teammates inspires me to work harder each day and strive to be a better competitor in the gym and in the classroom. I have met some of my best friends through the gymnastics team and I know that the relationships we have formed will last for the rest of my life. The coaches push us to perform at our best, while truly caring about our well-being. I cannot thank my coaches and teammates enough for the lessons I have learned and the memories I have made by being a Penn Gymnast.

7. What would you say to the donors who invest in your experience as a Penn Gymnast? 
I cannot thank you all enough for your donations to the Penn Gymnastics Program. Your generosity has allowed my teammates and me to compete the sport we love for the Red and Blue. My experience as a Penn Gymnast could not be possible if it weren’t for your support and for that I am extremely grateful.

8. What has been your favorite moment/memory as a member of the Penn Gymnastics team?
One of my favorite memories as a Penn Gymnast was our first meet at George Washington University last year. We broke the record for the highest season-opener team score. The first meet is always a tough one because the nerves won’t settle down, but the team succeeded despite this and came out strong. It was so exciting to see all the hard work pay off and set the standard for the season. I will never forget that experience.

9. What does life after Penn look like?
Next summer, I will be a Marketing Intern at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, which I am very excited about. I’m still unsure about what I will be doing after graduation, but after my internship this summer, I hope to have a better idea.

10. What are some lessons that you have learned through athletics at Penn that will stay with you after graduation?
Being a student-athlete at Penn has taught me how to be resilient. Most college athletes can attest to the painful injuries and setbacks that crush your spirits. The important lesson learned is that you rise from your downfalls and strive to be better than you were before. “No limits” is something that I have learned here, and I will never forget it.