Special on Florida Gators gymnastics team:
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Two gymnasts – Jazmyn Foberg and Nicole Webb – will join the University of Florida team for the 2018 season, Florida Head Coach Jenny Rowland announced today.
Foberg is an International Elite competitor and twice was a member of the U.S. Junior National Team. She trained alongside 2016 U.S. Olympian Laurie Hernandez at MG Elite. An ankle injury slowed Foberg in 2016, but she was part of the first U.S. Senior training camp in 2017.
Webb trains at the same gym that produced Gator All-American Rachel Slocum. She took third on balance beam at the Level 10 Regionals held earlier this month. Webb also took second on beam and fifth on floor exercise at the 2017 North Carolina Level 10 Championships.
“Jazzy is an exciting, talented athlete who will make an immediate impact for the Gators. Her success as an international athlete, power, confidence and consistency will be a huge asset in her collegiate career. I have no doubt that she will become a fan favorite of the Gator Nation for years to come!” – Florida Head Coach Jenny Rowland
“Nicole brings a beautiful artistic style and elegance to the Gators. Her work ethic and grace will help elevate this team on a national stage. We look forward to watching Nicole thrive as a Gator!” – Florida Head Coach Jenny Rowland
Jazmyn Foberg – Bayville, N.J.
International Elite competitor…2015-16 and 2014-15 U.S. Junior National Team member…all-around and uneven bars champion (junior division) at the 2014 P&G Championships…2015 P&G Championships (junior) all-around, vault<https://youtu.be/FQB0dJAGt_s>, bars<https://youtu.be/LgXS8Ph9LLQ> and balance beam<https://youtu.be/akHOwRREip4> runner-up…missed 2016 P&G Championships with an ankle injury…third in all-around in 2015 Jesolo Trophy junior division…runner-up in all-around and third on vault and beam in 2015 International Junior Japan Meet…accelerating classwork to complete high school so to join Gator team for 2018 season…coached by Maggie Haney at MG Elite.
Nicole Webb – Morrisville, N.C.
Took bronze on balance beam at the 2017 Region 8 Level 10 Championships held earlier this month…second on beam and fifth on floor exercise at 2017 North Carolina Level 10 State Championships…Shared 2017 Nashville Nights all-around title and won balance beam and floor exercise…beam and floor champion at 2017 Charleston Cup…2015 Junior Olympic National Invitational Tournament Level 10 Junior C balance beam runner-up…will graduate from Trinity Academy of Raleigh, N.C., this spring…coached by Milan and Heidi Stanovich at Sonshine Gymnastics.
2018 Freshman Class
For the second consecutive season, five newcomers will join the Florida team.
Here’s the Gators’ 2018 freshmen class:
2018 Gator Freshmen
Hometown / Club
Canton, Mich. / Splitz Gymnastics
Plano, Texas / WOGA^
Bayville, N.J. / MG Elite
Marietta, Gal. / Gymnastics Academy of Atlanta
Morrisville, N.C./ Sonshine Gymnastics
^ enrollment deferred until fall 2017 due to injury
In 2017, the Gators took third in the NCAA Super Six team final. Five Gators earned a total of 10 All-America honors in NCAA competition.
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