Michelle Shnayder
Michelle Shnayder
Year: Senior
Hometown: Lincolnshire, IL
High School: Stevenson
Position: All-Around

2013: Competed on every event for the Bears this season…Won the all-around at the 2013 Ivy Classic and was second on vault and fifth on both beam and floor, helping Brown claim the team title…Earned first team All-Ivy Classic in the all-around and on the vault and second team All-Ivy Classic on floor and beam…Received ECAC Gymnast of the Week honors for her efforts at the Classic…Finished fourth in the All-Around at the 2013 ECAC Championships…Earned second team All-ECAC for the second consecutive year…Produced impressive performances at the USAG Collegiate Nationals, helping Brown to a fourth-place team finish…Selected to the 2013 ECAC All-Academic team and honored with 2013 Academic All-Ivy accolades…Received Brown’s RIAIAW Distinguished Student-Athlete of the Year Award…Earned Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District At-Large honors…Earned the team’s Most Valuable Gymnast Award.

 Competed all-around for the Bears this season and qualified for the USAG Collegiate Nationals in the event … Was the team’s Most Valuable Gymnast … Earned second team All-ECAC honors after posting a 9.800 on the floor to finish fifth overall…Named the ECAC Gymnast of the Week on March 7 after combining for a career-high 38.825 in the all-around, while also posting a career-high of 9.775 on vault…An ECAC All-Academic team selection. 

  Qualified to compete in the USAG Nationals on floor and was named a first Tteam USAG All-American after earning a 9.700…Named a NACGC/W Academic All-American and selected to the ECAC All-Academic team …Earned ECAC Rookie of the Week honors after posting a personal best score of 9.750 on the beam on March 12, helping Brown break a school record on the event with a 48.800…Registered a career-high 9.825 on the floor during the Ivy Classic and also in a meet against Bridgeport…Posted a career-high 9.675 on the vault.

Before Brown:
 Graduated from Stevenson High School where she was a member of the National Honor Society…Also selected to the Gold Honor Roll and the National Society of High School Scholars…Honored as an Illinois State Scholar and an AP Scholar with Honor…A four-year Level 10 competitor and three-time Junior Olympic National qualifier for the Buffalo Grove Gymnastics Center...Placed second in the all-around and first on the floor at the Illinois State meet…Earned seventh in the all-around at Region 5 Championships and finished 14th in the all-around at the women's Junior Olympic National Championships...Finished 17th in the all-around at the Junior Olympic National Championships in 2009... A Level 9 National qualifier in 2006.

Personal: Michelle Shnayder is the daughter of Victoria and Yevgeny Shnayder of Lincolnshire, Illinois…She has an older sister, Yana, and an older half-brother, Alec Izmaylovsky…Enjoys drawing, listening to music and spending time with friends and family...She is concentrating in Neuroscience.