Alyssa "Aly" Coutu was born on June 28, 2002 in Texas to Bobby and Amy Coutu. She has a brother, Robert, a sister, Maddy and a dog named Ruby. Currently, Aly is an honor student at Texas Connections Academy and she will graduate from high school in 2020. In 2016, she earned President’s Education Award Program for Outstanding Academic Excellence. Aly also earned Certificate of Excellence for Outstanding Academic Achievement for English, Biology, World Geography and Sign Language in 2017. Aly is currently ranked in the top 10% of her class.
Aly’s story is a little different from the average gymnast. Growing up, she always loved gymnastics and took several recreational classes from the age of four. However, most of her youth was spent playing many sports and tumbling for fun on the side. She tried one year of TAAF in the fourth grade, but due to a strong dislike of the balance beam back then, decided it might not be for her. After two long years without gymnastics in her life, she decided to give it another try. At the age of 12, she bounced into Metroplex Gymnastics in Allen, TX and they happily welcomed her onto their team. She began her USAG career as a level 7 gymnast and by her fourth year, made it to level 10.
As a level 7 gymnast in 2015, Aly placed fourth in the all-around with a 38.050 and first on balance beam and floor exercise at the State Championships. At the Region 3 Championships, she finished third in the all-around with a 37.950, third on balance beam and floor exercise and fourth on uneven bars. She moved up to level 8 for the 2016 season but was unable to compete at the State Championships due to an injury.
Aly had a great level 9 season in 2017, finishing second in the all-around with a 37.150, first on uneven bars and second on floor exercise at the State Championships. At the Region 3 Championships, she placed fourth in the all-around and first on uneven bars. Aly qualified to the Level 9 Western Nationals in Boise, ID where she placed third in the all-around with a 37.700, first on uneven bars, second on balance beam and fifth on floor exercise. Aly was named to America's Top 100 on uneven bars in level 9.
As a first-year level 10 gymnast in 2018, Aly earned a silver medal on uneven bars with a 9.600 at the State Championships. She had a great meet at the Region 3 Championships where she placed fourth in the all-around with a 37.425, first on uneven bars with a 9.625 and fourth on balance beam. She qualified to the Junior Olympic Nationals in Cincinnati, OH, finishing 15th on uneven bars with a 9.500 out of 57 gymnasts.
Aly trains 30 hours per week at Metroplex Gymnastics in Allen, TX under coaches Kambri Hoffman and Marnie Futch. She would like to qualify to the Junior Olympic Nationals the next few years. Her long-term goal is to obtain a Division I college gymnastics scholarship.