PEPPERDINE: Has been a student at Pepperdine since the fall of 2010, and joins the team as a senior walk-on.
CLUB: Has four years of competitive gymnastics experience with Pacific West Gymnastics ... Also was a member of the Santa Clara Diving Club.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Irvington High School in 2010 ... Competed for four seasons on the varsity elite gymnastics squad in the all-around ... Three-year team captain ... Earned All-Mission Valley Athletic League acclaim as a sophomore ... Led team to the 2009 conference championship title ... Also a member of the track and field squad as a high, long and triple jumper ... 2008 MVP of the track and field team and a two-time captain ... Four-year North Coast Section Scholar-Athlete in both gymnastics and track.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Arun and Nandita ... Has one younger sister, Raddhika, and one younger brother, Suraj ... A sports medicine (b.s.) and pre-med major ... Aspires to become an emergency medicine physician ... Chose Pepperdine "because of its sports medicine program, and the small student to faculty ratio" ... Keeps a recipe blog entitled "Pinki's Palate" ... Lifelong vegetarian ... Has studied abroad in Lausanne, Switzerland and Buenos Aires, Argentina ... Has also back packed around South America ... Loves diving because "of the similarities between diving and gymnastics - except you have to learn to land on your head!"
FAVORITES: Favorites includes Julie Foucher (pro athlete), Modern Family (tv show), acai bowls (food), Norah Jones and Ingrid Michaelson (musical artists), gymnastics and Olympic weightlifting (sport other than diving) ... Names the U.S. National Gymnastics Team as her favorite profession squad ... Enjoys CrossFit, slacklining, traveling and snowboarding ... Cites Kerri Strug as her biggest sports hero.