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    Getting to Know Freshman Michaela Woodford

    Oct. 9, 2012

    RALEIGH, N.C. -

    NC State freshman Michaela Woodford discusses her experiences as a member of the Wolfpack gymnastics team.

    Woodford attended Bucholz High School in Gainesville, Fla., and competed at Sun Country Gymnastics. In 2012, the Florida native finished third in the all-around at the Eastern Nationals. As a senior, claimed first place on floor at the level 9, 10 regional championships.

    How has your experience been at NC State thus far?
    "I really like it here a lot. I like the team a lot as well. It's good to have them there for you when you need them. I'm still getting adjusted to school and practice, but everyone helps me out so it's a lot of fun." 

    What made you commit to NC State?
    "When I came to visit, I really liked the coaches a lot and when they showed me around campus I thought it was really pretty. When I got to know the team, they all welcomed me in so that helped a lot." 

    How have your classes being going?
    "My classes have been going really well. I'm getting really good grades so that's always a plus as well."

    How has the adjustment process been from high school to college?
    "It's different because we have shorter practices here than in high school, but the practices are more intense. So that's different, but you get used to it after awhile."

    What's the best thing about being here at State?
    "The best thing about being here is the team. I really like all of the girls on the team, and they are really like family to you.

    How excited are you for the first meet of the season?
    "I'm really excited for it, I can't wait!!"



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