UCLA Gymnastics Signs Monique De La Torre To National Letter-Of-Intent

Nov. 13, 2008

UCLA head coach Valorie Kondos Field announced today the signing of Level 10 gymnastics standout Monique De La Torre of Glendale, AZ (Ironwood HS) to a national letter-of-intent.

De La Torre trains under Jack and Erin Carter at Carter's Gymnastics Academy. She was selected Arizona's Junior Olympic Gymnast of the Year in 2008 after placing fourth in the all-around, tied for second on floor exercise and tied for sixth on uneven bars at the 2008 Level 10 Nationals (Senior C). In 2007, she placed seventh in the all-around, tied for third on uneven bars, tied for eighth on floor exercise and ninth on balance beam at Level 10 Nationals. De La Torre is a former junior international elite who competed at the 2005 USA Championships and U.S. Classic.

'We are excited that Monique De La Torre will be joining our team next season,' said Kondos Field. 'Monique brings powerful gymnastics, combined with poise and grace. She has studied dance extensively on and off throughout her gymnastics career, so I am especially excited to work with her next season. Monique will be a great addition to a strong returning squad in 2010.'

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