Alicia Sacramone Featured in USA Today

Alicia Sacramone Featured in USA Today

Aug. 16, 2007

By: Marlen Garcia

Last winter Alicia Sacramone sometimes got stuck in traffic for two hours shuttling from Brown University in Providence to her club gymnastics practices in Burlington, Mass.

The drive could make some batty, but not Sacramone. Depending on her mood, the aspiring Olympic gymnast settled in by listening to music. Country, pop, hip-hop, Latin and rap tunes were favorites.

"I do a lot of my thinking in the car," Sacramone says, "thinking and relaxing."

The rest of the day typically was a blur for the 19-year-old, the only U.S. female gymnast in recent times to train simultaneously at a world-class level and with a college team.

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Sacramone will also be competing at the Visa National Championships today, Aug. 16 and Saturday, Aug. 18 for a spot on the National and World Team. The meet will be broadcast on NBC from 8-9 p.m. EST on Aug. 18 and from 7-8 p.m. on Aug. 19.