Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Totally Commited #3

LOUISIANNA STATE UNIVERSITY



Louisianna has three recruits signed up for the 2010 season.  D-D Breaux says she needed some big recruits to to replace her senior class.  She got them.

Kaleigh Dickson: According to North West News aery strong Senior team.nd Tribune, Kaleigh Dickson fought hard and fast to get herself up to Level Ten standard gymnastics in order to apply for College Gymnastics.  She told the reporter she was determined to get better so she can be a valuable member of a college gymnastics team. Kaleigh joined LaFleur's Gymnastics in Tampa, Florida as a level Nine gymnast and within a year had lifted herself to level ten and won the all-around at the region 8 Championships in Florida.  Her coach Billy West told the NWN&T that; 

"It's really nice to see the kid who wanted to do this collegiae thing come in and be able in such a short amount of time to make such a quick jump to the next level.  It's difficult to be at the level she is at.  Last year she averaged a 36- or a 37- type score, which is good enough to get to level ten nationals, but this year to go to a state and throw a 38 and become a regional champion is really difficult.  She's so focussed and so driven and knows she wants to be really good, and she's just willing to do whatever it takes."

Kaleigh said she loved the coached, the campus and the girls she met from the team.  She knew immediately it was the right school for her.

Janelle Garcia: placed 17th in the all-around at the Nationals as well as holding a GPA of 3.82.  Garcia trains at the same gym as Shayla Worley, UGS signee, at Orlando Metro under Jeff Wood.  She will be performing as an all-arounder and D-D claims her having come from such a tough club will stand her in good stead for the competitive world of college gymnastics.  She will study sports medicine.

Shelby Prunty: also has a very high GPA of 3.964, and trains at Illinois Gymnastics Institute, Hanover Park in Illinois.  Shelby has suffered some injuries of late, but has given herself ample time to heal before the College Season starts.


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