|Name Lia YangYi Jacobson |
|Birthday December 3, 1998|
|Birthplace China |
|Hometown Indianapolis, Indiana |
|Parents Chris Jacobson and Katherine Zuran ||School Cathedral High School
||Grade 12th (2016-2017), Class of 2017
||Awards High Honors or Honors all quarters
Lia took dance and gymnastics classes when she was three years old. She has been at DeVeau’s School of Gymnastics her entire gymnastics career. Since beginning her competitive gymnastics career, she has trained under coaches Amy Scales Replogle, Dave Stiles, Robin Sweany, Tom Housley, Mandy German and Kirk Eshbaugh.
Lia earned gold medals on vault, uneven bars and floor exercise as well as a silver medal in the all-around at the 2010 Level 6 State Championships. Lia competed level 7 in 2011 where she earned a silver medal on vault with a 9.450 at the State Championships. She moved up to level 8 in 2012 where she finished fourth in the all-around at the State Championships. At the Region 5 Championships, Lia placed sixth in the all-around with a 37.250, sixth on balance beam scoring a 9.450 and seventh on uneven bars with a 9.425.
Lia moved up to level 9 for the next three years, between 2013-2015. She placed fifth on vault with a 9.300 at the 2013 State Championships. At the Region 5 Championships, Lia finished in the top twenty all-around. In 2014, Lia placed fourth in the all-around and first on vault and uneven bars scoring a 9.350 and 9.450, respectively, at the State Championships. At the Region 5 Championships, Lia finished tenth in the all-around and was the Region 5 uneven bars champion with a 9.400. At the 2015 State Championships, Lia placed first in the all-around with a 37.450 as well as first on uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise scoring a 9.500, 9.500 and 9.325, respectively, and was the bronze medalist on vault. Lia grabbed gold medals on uneven bars, balance beam and in the all-around with a 37.525 at the Region 5 Championships. This qualified Lia to the Level 9 Eastern Nationals in Kissimmee, FL where she finished sixth in the all-around and first on uneven bars with a 9.700. During her level 9 career, Lia has been the gold/silver medalist on uneven bars in 16 of her 22 meets. Lia missed 2016 season due to an injury.
Currently, Lia is preparing for the 2017 season. She trains 21 hours per week at DeVeau’s School of Gymnastics in Fishers, IN under coaches Kim Gibson, Don Gibson and Tom Strange. Lia is working hard to become a successful level 10 gymnast and to compete for a college gymnastics team.