Meet Simone Banen – 2018 Graduating Senior

Simone Banen is a Level 10 athlete training at North Stars Gymnastics where she is coached by Tony Gehman and Ashley Umberger.
She resides in Wyckoff, NJ with her parents Elliott and Mary Banen.
In the fall, Simone plans to attend George Washington University to study Mechanical Engineering.

Academic Achievements:
Honors and AP Student
4.0 GPA
Honor Roll

Gymnastics Achievements:
2013 Level 10 States – 3rd AA, 1st Beam, 2nd Bars
2013 American Classic 4th AA – Qualified to become Junior International Elite
2015 Region 7 Level 10 Regionals – 1st Bars, 3rd Beam, 3rd AA
2015 JO National Region 7 Team Member and All Star Team Alternate
2016 Region 7 Regionals – 1st Bars
2016 JO National Region 7 Team Member
2017 Level 10 States – 1st Bars, 1st Floor, 1st AA
2017 Region 7 Level 10 Regionals – 1st Bars, 2nd Beam, 2nd Floor, 1st AA
2017 JO National Region 7 Team Member
Full Athletic Scholarship to George Washington University
3-Time JO National Qualifier 2015, 2016, 2017

Words of Wisdom:
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill