Nov. 29, 2011
RALEIGH. N.C. – NC State gymnastics will add three student-athletes in the fall of 2012, Wolfpack head coach Mark Stevenson announced Tuesday.
Level 10 gymnasts Aubrey Hine, Brittni Watkins, and Michaela Woodford signed national letters of intent to cement NC State’s incoming freshman class for 2012.
Hine joins the Pack from Lancaster, Penn. and the Prestige gymnastics club. A state champion on bars in 2011, Hine captured first place finishes on the event and the all-around at the IGI Chicago Style and Katie Baldwin Invitational.
“[Hine] is a good competitor out of Region 7, very beautiful as a performer,” said Stevenson. “She’s very into the artistic aspect of performing, but she has incredible skills on every event. She should be a great asset to our team as an all-arounder.”
Woodford chose NC State from Newberry, Fla. and the Sun Country gymnastics club. A top-10 finisher in the Level 10 Junior Olympic Nationals all-around, Woodford qualified for the Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup and claimed a second place all-around finish at regionals.
“It’s really nice to get one away from the University of Florida,” said Stevenson. “With her outstanding beam, bars, and floor, she brings a tremendous amount to us as an athlete and we’re excited about her being here.”
Watkins comes to Raleigh from Saratoga Springs, N.Y. and the World Class gymnastics club. A two-time Level 10 Junior Olympic National Qualifier and multiple state all-around champion, Watkins earned first place all-around at the IGI Chicago Style one year prior to Hine, in 2010.
“[Watkins] probably has the highest skill level out of all three,” said Stevenson. “She’s a very good athlete with a very high performance level, and should be another all-arounder for us.”