UCLA Gymnastics Signs Three Standouts For 2004 Season

Nov. 15, 2002

The UCLA Women's Gymnastics team has signed three top gymnasts to national letters of intent, head coach Valorie Kondos Field announced today. Joining UCLA for the 2004 season are reigning Canadian beam champion Ashley Peckett (Mississauga, Ontario/Port Credit Secondary School), international elite Aimee Walker (Valley Village, CA) and Level 10 standout Courtney Walker (Santa Monica, CA/Santa Monica HS).

Peckett, a three-year Canadian national team member who trains at Gymnastics Mississauga, qualified for the all-around finals at the 2001 World Championships and won the balance beam title at the 2002 national championships. In 2001, she placed second at the Canadian Championships in the all-around and on beam; won the all-around, vault and bars at the Elite Ontario; and won the all-around at the Elite Canada for the second consecutive year.

Aimee Walker, who trained at Olympus School of Gymnastics in Sandy, UT, is an international elite gymnast who is training towards the 2003 U.S. and World Championships.

Courtney Walker, no relation to Aimee, trains at All-Olympians Gymnastics and is a two-time Level 10 national championships qualifier. In 2002, she won Level 10 state titles on vault and beam and her second consecutive Region 1 title on bars. She pulled off a near-sweep at the 2001 State Championships, winning the all-around, vault, beam and floor and placing second on bars.

'Once again, we are reloading with amazing talent,' said Kondos Field. 'Not only are they talented and powerful athletes, but they are also excellent students in the classroom.'

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