Gymnastics Announces Freshman Class
DURHAM, N.H. – University of New Hampshire gymnastics head coach Gail Goodspeed announced Friday the four incoming freshmen joining the Wildcat program for the 2013-14 season: Jessica Gracia (Bahama, N.C.); Kaylor Kelley (Loudon, Tenn.); Jennifer King (Freehold, N.J.) and Meghan Pflieger (Barneveld, N.Y.).
"We are looking forward to welcoming the four members of this great class," Goodspeed said. "Not only are they outstanding gymnasts, they are hard workers who exhibit the type of infectious personalities that define our team."
Gracia is a level 10 gymnast who competed for coaches Milan and Heidi Stanovich at Sonshine Gymnastics in Holly Spring, N.C. The three-time Junior Olympic National Invitational Tournament competitor finished first on vault, uneven bars, balance beam and all-around at the 2012 Bull City Challenge. She also won vault and beam at the '12 Tiger Paw Classic and notched first-place results on vault and floor at the Jim Gault Invitational.
Kelley is a level 10 gymnast who competed for coaches Sasha and Natasha Gridnev at Premier Athletics in Knoxville, Tenn. The Loudon High School class valedictorian saw limited action last season due to an injury, but she managed to place second on balance beam at the Mardi Gras Invitational in Atlanta. Kelley is a 17-time Tennessee state champion, seven-time regional competitor and competed at the 2012 JO NIT.
King competed for Devlin Gymnastics and coach Katie Pusz at Freehold High School. She was a four-time Sectional Gymnast of the Year and a three-time Shore Conference Gymnast of the Year. The level 10 gymnast was tabbed to the All-State First Team on floor exercise (2011) and all-around (2012, '13) while competing at the NIT in 2012 and regionals in 2013.
Pflieger competed for coach Danielle McQueary at Valley Gymnastics and New Hartford High School. The level 10 gymnast, who took first place in regionals and competed at nationals this past season, is a two-time New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) champion (2012-13) and won the N.Y. state all-around championship.