GW Gymnastics Announces Recruiting Class
Five Accomplished Student-Athletes to Join Colonials in 2017
The class includes a quartet of freshmen student-athletes in Cydney Crasa, Ryan Finkelstein, Jenna Horner and Nicole Rogalski, along with sophomore transfer student Brooke Bray from Auburn University.
"As a group, this incoming class is very diverse," said head coach Margie Foster-Cunningham. "They will fill the holes that we had last year and bolster our depth on all events. We are excited to complete our roster with this strong character class."
West Palm Beach, Fla./The King's Academy/Auburn
Club: American Twisters
Attended Auburn University as a freshman ... studied scholastically at The King's Academy in West Palm Beach, Fla. ... trained at American Twisters under coach Gary Anderson ... national qualifier as a junior in 2013 and senior in 2014 ... 2013 regional floor champion ... member of the National Honor Society, Math Honor Society, English Honor Society and Science Honor Society.
Coach Foster-Cunningham on Bray: "I am excited to have Brooke join us an an experienced upperclassman. Her balance beam, floor exercise and vault routines will all help us this season."
Stony Brook, N.Y./Ward Melville
Club: Exper-Tiess Gymnastics
Competed for Exper-Tiess Gymnastics for 18 years ... four-time Level 10 Junior Olympic National Qualifier ... 2016 National Senior Invitational All-Around Champion ... placed third overall on floor exercise at 2014 Junior Olympic Nationals ... regional floor exercise champion in 2014 ... five-time Level 10 Regional Qualifier ... three-time Newsday Gymnast of the Year ... member of National Honor Society.
Coach Foster-Cunningham on Crasa: "Cydney is a dynamic performer and her floor exercise routine is outstanding. She is a gritty competitor and is going to be very fun to watch."
Floor Exercise, Uneven Bars
Purchase, N.Y./Solomon Schnechter School of Westchester
Club: Galaxy Gymnastics
Competed for Galaxy Gymnastics under head coach Jamie Winkler ... New York State (NYS) Championship Level 10 Qualifier (2016) ... 2015 Level 9 qualifier at 2015 NYS Championship, placing first overall on floor exercise.
Coach Foster-Cunningham on Finkelstein: "Ryan is a floor exercise and uneven bars specialist. She is an energetic and positive addition to the team on both of those events."
Eden Prairie, Minn./Eden Prairie
Club: Legacy Gymnastics
Competed for Classic Gymnastics (2000-10) and Legacy Gymnastics (2010-16) ... three-time Level 10 Regional Qualifier (2014-16) ... Level 9 Western Qualifier in 2013, placing third overall on vault ... AP Scholar.
Coach Foster-Cunningham on Horner: "Jenna will add depth on several events this season. Floor exercise is her strongest event at this time but she will be counted on to contribute across the board."
Club: 10.0 Academy of Gymnastics
Four-Time Level 10 Junior Olympics National Qualifier ... competed for 10.0 Academy of Gymnastics for 11 years.
Coach Foster-Cunningham on Rogalski: "Nicole is a technically strong athlete. She excels on the balance beam and uneven bars. We are looking for her to make an instant impact on our lineup."
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