October 9, 2013

Gymnastics Welcomes Four Freshmen

 

NEW HAVEN, Conn.- The Yale Gymnastics team has welcomed four new freshmen to campus this fall.  Together with the ten returning gymnasts, the newcomers hope to build on the successes of the 2013 campaign.   

Tatiana Winkelman comes to Yale as a multiple-time Massachusetts state champion as well as Eastern National Uneven Bar champion. She chose Yale because of the strong life sciences studies and passionate gymnastics team! She comes from Lexington, Mass. to reside in Trumbull College.

At ten and eleven years old, Kacie Traina was on the National Team for her age group. Since then she has been a National competitor and stand-out on Uneven Bars and Balance Beam. Kacie chose Yale because of the opportunities, the residential colleges, and the people. She hails from Stevenson Ranch, California and joins her sister in Saybrook College.

A former member of Mexico's National Team, Mitzi Unda-Sosa comes to Yale most recently from Plano, Texas. She has competed for Mexico all over the world, including the World Championships in 2010. Mitzi loves Yale because the people are amazing and it's the perfect combination of extraordinary academics and gymnastics. She resides in Timothy Dwight College.

Anella Anderson was the Eastern National All-Around Champion and National Invitation Tournament Balance Beam Champion. Anella loves the amazing people and education, and Yale's perfect balance between education and athletics. She comes to Yale from Washington Crossing, PA to reside in Silliman College.

The gymnastics team opens its 2014 season on Jan. 19 at the New Hampshire Invitational, where it will compete against Brown and Minnesota as well as the University of New Hampshire.

Report filed by Lyon Van Voorhis '15, Yale Sports Publicity.