Monday, June 21, 2010


Finally, Mez of The Australian Gymnastics Blog has been able to spill the news that Shona Morgan is headed to Stanford next year!

This is great news for Shona, as it not only means she gets to continue her gym career in a fun, exciting way, but she gets to do it at a really top level school.

(Shona on left with Peggy and Georgia in Beijing)

Seems the girl must be a bit of a smart cookie!
Also, she will be attending college with another smart cookie and couchy favorite, Kristina Vaculik.

Some of you might remember Shona from the Beijing Olympics where she and Georgia Bonora carried the candle for Australia in the all-around after Dasha Joura was hurt.   Shona placed 15th in the AA. She also qualified 14th on beam and wound up first reserve.

Some of you also might remember her from the London Worlds where her competition was cut short by a terrible injury on the day of qualifications. Poor Shona had dislocated her knee and spent the rest of Worlds with an ice bag on her knee.

Shona trained at the Waverly Gymnastic Centre, a top gymnastics Club in Victoria, Australia, who have provided many of our elites over the years.
Last year, she came second AA in the Australian Championships.

Stanford Coach, Kristen Smyth, said she was looking forward to Shona's strong AA presence, as well as her strength on vault and beam.  We look forward to watching her college career unfold.


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