Elizabeth Price chose Stanford over the possibility of the 2016 Olympics, and she’s prepared never to compete in elite gymnastics again, despite recent success in international competitions.
“I never really planned on going to Rio,” said Price, an alternate for the 2012 Olympic Team who announced her retirement from the U.S. National Team last week. …
Price said U.S. National Team director Martha Karolyi was disappointed to lose her but understood the decision.
Price also considered going to school at Alabama and Florida, which have won or shared the last four NCAA Championships. Stanford has never won an NCAA title.
She plans to study biomedical engineering in Palo Alto, Calif., and doesn’t expect to return to elite competition after college.
“Once I’m done, I’m done,” Price said.