UCLA Gymnastics Signs Hall, Metcalf to National Letters of Intent
UCLA gymnastics head coach Valorie Kondos Field has announced the signing of Level 10 standouts Pua Hall and Melissa Metcalf to national letters-of-intent. The duo will join the Bruins for the 2015 season.
Hall, who trains at Fuzion Gymnastics Center in Kearney, Mo. and attends North Kansas City HS, is the reigning JO National vault champion. She qualified to the VISA National Championships in 2009 as a junior, placing 14th in the all-around, and in 2010 as a senior, where she was 14th on vault. Last year, along with winning the vault title at JO Nationals, she placed sixth in the all-around. She was also the Level 10 Regional all-around, vault and floor exercise champion and all-around beam and floor state champion. In 2012, she placed fifth in the all-around and won a silver medal on vault at JO Nationals. She also won the Regional vault title and state all-around, vault and floor crowns.
Metcalf comes to UCLA from Mesa, Ariz. (Saguaro HS) and Desert Devils. A former teammate of Bruin freshman Angi Cipra, Metcalf is the reigning Level 10 national uneven bars champion and Level 10 State and Regional all-around champion. Metcalf made the JO National Team in 2007 after a fourth-place all-around finish. She qualified to junior international elite in 2008 and competed at the VISA Championships, finishing in the Top 20 in the all-around and Top 10 on uneven bars. In 2009, she won the Level 10 state floor exercise title. Metcalf enjoyed a successful 2013 campaign, winning the Level 10 state all-around, uneven bars and floor championships, the Level 10 Regional all-around, bars, beam and floor titles and placing first on bars, third on beam and fifth in the all-around at JO Nationals.
"Pua Hall and Melissa Metcalf will fill out our roster needs nicely, and both bring a lot of power to their events," said Kondos Field. "Pua is one of the best vaulters in the country, and vault is an event where we really need to bulk up our depth. Melissa brings the ability to score high on all four events. We are looking forward to having them both compete as all-arounders."