Amanda Ronan, Media Relations Intern
Freshman Jada Glenn, a Colorado native, had always aspired to be a part of the Auburn Family. Previous to coming to school at Auburn, she had always admired the campus while also wanting to be a part of the gymnastics team, “I’ve always wanted to go to school at Auburn, ever since I was little,” Glenn said. “I loved how pretty the campus looked and I knew they had an amazing gymnastics team.”
Glenn was a great addition to the Auburn gymnastics squad after capturing the 2017 Region 3 vault title in Colorado and finishing eighth at the 2017 JO Nationals in the event. She also won the 2016 Level 10 Colorado State vault title. Glenn was a two-time JO National qualifier for her club team, Adrenaline Gymnastics Academy. While Glenn is at Auburn she hopes to just enjoy the college experience with all it holds as a student-athlete.
Q: Coming from so far, what made you want to come to Auburn?
A: I’ve always wanted to go to school at Auburn ever since I was little because I loved how pretty the campus looked and I knew they had an amazing gymnastics team.
Q: What do you miss the most about home?
A: I definitely miss the snow, my family and my friends.
Q: What’s the biggest difference you’ve noticed between coming from Colorado to the South?
A: The biggest difference I’ve noticed between Colorado and the South would be that during the summer it will be 80 degrees by 8 in the morning here.
Q: What are you looking forward to most for your freshman season at Auburn?
A: I’m looking forward to finally being able to compete for my team and not just for myself.
Q: What goals do you have for yourself during your time here?
A: A goal that I have for myself is to just have fun and study hard.
Q: What have you learned from gymnastics that you can apply to your everyday life?
A: Gymnastics has taught me that if you want something and you’re willing to work hard and get it, then it will happen.
Q: If you could play any other sport at Auburn, what sport would you play and why?
A: If I could play any other sport at Auburn I would probably play volleyball because it seems like a fun sport.
Q: Who inspires you the most and why?
A: My mom is one of my biggest inspirations because she has done so much and sacrificed so much for me to be able to follow my dream of doing college gymnastics. She has taught me how to be strong and not let anyone tell me that I can’t do something.
Q: When facing adversity, which teammate do you depend on the most and why?
A: The teammate that I defend on would be either Emma Slappey or Kennedy Finister because they both know how to push me to do better, but they also know how to motivate me so I don’t give up on myself.
Q: What’s your favorite Auburn tradition?
A: My favorite Auburn tradition would be rolling the trees at Toomer’s.