The Olympic gymnast recalled her dad's most inspiring advice when she graduated college in 2016.
"When I was 12 years old my dad told me that you'll never know how far your gymnastics career will take you, but an education will stick with you for the rest of my life," she wrote on Instagram. "As any 12 year old child does, I nodded my head and promised him I would one day go to college and get my degree. Today as my name was called and I walked across the stage to get my diploma I couldn't help but look into the audience and smile. Filled with so much gratitude and love, I have to thank him and my mom for constantly believing in me and loving me, every step of the way. I DID IT!!!! 🎓💜 #NYU."