PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Brown University gymnastics will welcome five student-athletes to the program for the 2017-18 season as part of the Class of 2021, head coach Sara Carver-Milne announced on Friday.
The group spans the continental United States with representation from the Northeast, South, Midwest, Mountain West, and West Coast. The quintet comprises student-athletes from the states of New York, South Carolina, Ohio, Utah, and California.
Hometown: Park City, Utah
High School: Park City
Club: Black Diamond Gymnastics
Prep Accolades: Qualified for regionals as a senior … Placed third on beam and fourth on vault at the state meet in 2017 … Finished second in the all-around and won the vault and beam titles at the state meet as a sophomore … Came in ninth in the all-around and second on beam at regionals in 2015 … Recorded a personal-best 36.775 in the Level 10 all-around … Earned Park City's 2017 Leadership Award and 2016 Most Improved Award … Performed for coaches Katy Heddens and Wendy Hamilton … Competed on the Club Level for Black Diamond Gymnastics … High Honor Roll student … Gained a National Merit Letter of Commendation.
Why Brown? "At Brown, I can attain an outstanding Ivy League education while being a collegiate athlete, which is something that very few schools can offer."
Hometown: Angola, N.Y.
High School: Lake Shore Central
Club: Hamburg Gymnastics Club
Prep Accolades: Qualified for Regionals in 2017 … Won silver medals on vault and in the all-around at Regionals in 2016 … Reached the 2016 Junior Olympic National Championships … Captured a gold medal on vault at the 2015 Regionals … Advanced to nationals as a vault specialist in 2015 … Gained a silver medal in the all-around and bronze on floor at Eastern Nationals in 2014 … Performed for head coach Maria Mastrocicco … Competed on the club level for Hamburg Gymnastics Club … Served as Vice President of the National Honor Society.
Why Brown? "I wanted to find a college that offered a world-class education as well as the opportunity to be a student-athlete, and Brown offered exactly that. The open curriculum was another reason I chose Brown. It allows me more freedom in academics so I can explore more of my interests."
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
High School: Ursuline Academy
Club: Queen City Gymnastics
Prep Accolades: Qualified for the 2016 and 2017 Junior Olympic National Championships … Reached the 2015 Junior Olympics National Invitational Tournament … Competed for head coach Trevor O'Hara … Performed on the club level for Queen City Gymnastics … Graduated with Honors with Distinction … National Honor Society student.
Why Brown? "Brown gave me the opportunity to receive a great education while also pursuing my athletic passion, which is gymnastics."
Hometown: Montara, Calif.
High School: Half Moon Bay
Club: Gymtowne Gymnastics
Prep Accolades: Qualified for the Junior Olympic National Championships in 2015 and 2016 … Earned San Jose Mercury News High School Gymnast of the Year honors in 2014, 2016, and 2017 … Won the Central Coast Section all-around title as a freshman, junior, and senior … Competed as a Level 10 gymnast for four years … Advanced to state and regional championships nine times … Performed for coaches Hope Altmore, Miki Kasamatsu, Bill Strom, and Becky Bellamy … Competed on the club level for Gymtowne Gymnastics … Finished as Half Moon Bay's valedictorian.
Why Brown? "Within Brown, I found a powerful engineering program, a welcoming gymnastics team, and the opportunity to explore my many passions while becoming a well-rounded, knowledgeable individual."
Hometown: Pawleys Island, S.C.
High School: Lowcountry Preparatory School
Club: Terry and Don's Gymnastics
Prep Accolades: Qualified for the 2017 Level 10 Regionals … Placed second in the all-around, second on beam, and third on bars at the 2017 Level 10 South Carolina State Championships … Reached the Level 10 Junior Olympic National Championships in 2016 … Placed second on beam at the 2016 Level 10 Regionals … Came in second in the all-around and on beam at the 2016 Level 10 State Championships … Finished second on bars and third in the all-around at the 2015 Level 9 Eastern Championships … Won the all-around and bars titles at the 2015 Level 9 Regionals and the vault and bars titles at the 2015 Level 9 State Championships … Took the all-around, bars, and beam titles at the 2016 Level 9 State Championships … Performed for coaches Ashley Lamborn, Chris Mula, Brian Johnson, and Nicki Bindewald … Finished as Lowcountry Prep's valedictorian … National Honor Society student … Served as Vice President of student council.
Why Brown? "The first time I visited Brown, I was struck by the passion, energy, and excitement on campus. I was encouraged by the open curriculum approach, and I knew that this was the school that would foster my inquisitive nature. Now, I'm excited to be part of a family that will create memories. The gymnastics team here is full of so much talent and drive, and the school itself is home to some of the brightest minds in the world. Brown has given me the opportunity to immerse myself in an ambitious and passionate setting where I know I will thrive."