British Gymnasts in NCAAThis year the NCAA gymnastics season will bring us three British gymnasts to watch. Marissa King is in her fourth and final (senior) year at the University of Florida, Rebecca Wing is in her second (sophomore) year at Stanford University and Danusia Francis is in her first (freshman) year at UCLA. So what can we expect to see from our three Brits abroad?
Marissa has had an incredibly successful three years as a 'Gator' for the University of Florida. She has worked well as an all-arounder and has posted high scores on all four apparatus. Known as an excellent vaulter, she took the title of NCAA Vault Champion in 2011. I have no doubt that Marissa is going to want to make the most of her final year as a Gator and go out on a high. I think we will be able to expect high energy routines performed with great enthusiasm and hopefully some more of those excellent high scores.
The Gators start their NCAA season on Friday 4th January at 7pm ET against Ball State. Keep up to date with all the latest news here: Gator Gymnastics
Becky is about to start her second NCAA season as a 'Cardinal' for Stanford University. In her freshman season last year she competed on beam, bars and floor, scoring particularly well on both beam and bars. I am sure that as the new season is about to start Becky will be hoping to build on her great freshman performances and continue to perform and score as well as she did last year.
The Cardinals begin their NCAA season on Friday 4th January at 7pm PT against San Jose State, UC Davis and Sacramento State. Keep up to date with all the latest news here: Stanford University Gymnastics
Danusia is about to start her first season of collegiate gymnastics as a 'Bruin' for UCLA. She is known for her elegance and her stylish performances, especially on beam and floor. With her new floor routine choreographed by UCLA's legendary coach and floor choreographer Miss Val I am sure that Danusia will make as much of an impact in NCAA gymnastics as she has in British gymnastics. I have no doubt that she will be hoping for a solid start to her NCAA career with some great performances and some high scores to match.
The Bruins start their NCAA season on Sunday 6th January at 2pm PT against Southern Utah. Keep up to date with all the latest news here: UCLA Bruins Gymnastics
To find out more about how NCAA gymnastics works check out my 'Beginner's Guide' to NCAA Gymnastics here.