Former Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson will speak on October 2nd in Eisenhower Auditorium at 8pm. The event is free, but is ticketed. Tickets can be picked up at Eisenhower Auditorium or the HUB ticket desk. This event is the first of SPA’s Distinguished Speakers Series kicks for the year.
Shawn Johnson is a retired American artistic gymnast. She is the 2008 Olympic balance beam gold medalist and team, all-around and floor exercise silver medalist. Johnson became a member of the U.S. senior team in 2007. She is the 2007 individual all-around World Champion and 2007 World Champion on floor exercise. As well as being the 2007 U.S. Champion on balance beam and floor exercise, the 2008 U.S. Champion on floor exercise and silver medalist on balance beam, she is a three-time U.S. all-around Champion, winning once as a junior and twice as a senior. In February 2009, Johnson was the winner of Dancing with the Stars – season eight, and in September 2012, came in second place on the all-star edition!