Nicolette "Nikki" Lew competed in every Cal meet her freshman season. She began her collegiate career earning a 9.750 for her beam routine in the season-opener against Arizona State and finished last season strong, scoring a career-best 9.725 on the bars at the Pac-10 Championships.
Here are some other things you may not know about Nikki Lew.
When you were a little kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A pharmacist, a nurse or a gymnastics coach
Now what do you want to be (after you graduate)? A pharmacist
What are you most proud of? Making it to Cal
If you could be on any TV show, which would it be? Pretty Little Liars
What is your favorite article of clothing? Shoes
What sort of business would you like to start? A bakery
Where is your favorite place to relax? My favorite places to relax are the beach, in my bed, or hiking in the Berkeley hills
If you had a time machine, what year/era would you like to travel to? The 1970's
What do you like best about gymnastics? The challenge of trying new skills, overcoming fears, and being as close to perfect as possible
What are your favorite sports movies? Bring it On, Stick It and Fired Up
What is your favorite non-sports movie? Finding Nemo
What is your favorite recent movie? Easy A
Do you have any pets? Two dogs. I used to have a chameleon, bearded dragon lizard, crayfish, and a leopard tortoise.
Where have you traveled? South Africa, Europe, Hawaii, and the Mediterranean
What challenge do you find in gymnastics that you do not find in any other sport? Getting your body into shape in order to handle the skills we perform
What is a secret talent that few people know you have? I do crazy cool nail designs