Stanford Women's Gymnastics Adds Two More For Class of 2012

June 9, 2008

Stanford, Calif. - Stanford women's gymnastics has announced two more additions to the Class of 2012, with the additions of Jenny Peter and Allie Skoly to an already formidable class of Alyssa Brown, Catherine Nguyen, Nicole Pechaned and Lenika De Simone. The six student-athletes are expected to join Stanford women's gymnastics in the fall of 2008.

Peter is a four-time Junior Olympic National Gymnastics Level 10 qualifier and a two-time Junior Olympics Region IV Level 10 champion. She will come to Stanford after training at Sold Rocks Gymnastics in Lincoln, Nebraska under Danielle Catlett.

'I can't wait for Jenny to join SWG,' said Head Coach Kristen 'She is upbeat and has tons of charisma...I can see her bringing great energy to our practices.'

She is a six-time all-around Nebraska state champion and finished eighth place in the all-around level 10 competition at the 2007 Junior Olympic National Championships.

Peter comes to the Farm with strong academic credentials, including a 4.375 cumulative GPA and was a member of the National Honor Society. She was her senior class vice president and won her school's President Award for educational excellence.

Allie Skoly is a very talented Level 10 gymnast that will come to the Farm from the Aim High Academy in Providence, Rhode Island and has been trained under the tutelage of Ricky Harris.

'Allie is an explosive athlete,' said Smyth 'and I expect she will compete for a spot on our vault and floor team. She is an outstanding student with a dynamic personality.'

'Both Jenny and Allie embody all of the characteristics we look for at Stanford,' said Smyth. 'They are bright students, outstanding athletes, and leaders in their community. We are excited to work with these two athletes because of their potential to improve and ultimately shine in a college environment.'

'We are excited to welcome Jenny and Allie to Stanford where they join incoming freshmen Catherine Nguyen, Nicole Pechanec, Alyssa Brown and Lenika de Simone to form the SWG Class of 2012.'

2008-09 Stanford Women's Gymnastics Letters-Of-Intent
Name Hometown
Alyssa Brown -- Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Catherine Nguyen -- Plano, TX
Nicole Pechanec -- Phillipsburg, NJ
Lenika De Simone - Madrid, Spain
Jenny Peter - Lincoln, NE
Allie Skoly - Providence, RI

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