Great excuse to link to wonderful Kate Richardson who qualified for the Olympic Floor final in 2004 while also competing for UCLA.
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Alex Steele – Canadians in the NCAA: A Brief History:
… Penn State’s Anne McGeachy (first-ever Canadian in US college gymnastics, All-American on Floor Exercise) and Cal’s Karen Kelsall paved the way for future Canadians to enjoy success at the collegiate level.
One of the first Canadians to achieve superstar status in the NCAA was Florida’s Elfi Schlegel (yes, the same Elfi Schlegel who has been a broadcaster for more than 20 years). As a senior in 1986 Elfi set the Florida school record for most All-Around victories with 27, a record that still stands today. …
Without question UCLA has had more successful Canadian gymnasts than any other US school. …
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Many Canadian girls continue to improve when they reach the awesome coaching / training environment of Collegiate Gymnastics.
Having at least one Canuck seems part of a winning formula.