Monday, February 6, 2017
7:30 p.m., Show Me Center
Since she was a little girl, Shawn Johnson dreamed of competing for the United States in the Olympics. When she was named to the U.S. Olympics gymnastics team in 2008, she was already a two-time national champion and a world all-around champion.
At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Johnson helped establish the United States as one of
the most talented teams in the world, winning the
individual gold medal on the balance beam and three silver medals in the individual all-around, floor exercise, and team categories.
In 2009, Johnson was named the 79th Amateur Athletic Union Sullivan Award recipient, one of amateur sports’ most prestigious honors. That same year, Johnson won season eight of “Dancing with the Stars” and earned second place on the all-star show. Johnson published her book, “Winning Balance,” in 2012 and, following a knee injury, announced her retirement from competitive gymnastics. In 2014 she competed on the seventh installment of the hit show, “Celebrity Apprentice.”
In addition to gymnastics, Johnson is known for her charitable endeavors, including work with many cancer-related and animal charities. Her loves are family, friends, gymnastics, animals, shopping, horseback riding, and motorcycles. Shawn Johnson truly loves big and lives big.
Current Southeast faculty, staff and students can use a valid Redhawks ID to pick up a free ticket this event in the Center for Student Involvement (University Center Room 204) or the Show Me Center Box Office. Tickets for the general public are $10 and can be purchased at the Show Me Center Box Office.
Tickets for this event will go on sale on Thursday, December 1 at showmecenter.biz.