GymDawgs Announce Signing Class
SEATTLE- University of Washington Gymnastics Head Coach Jen Llewellyn announced the signing of two gymnasts that will join the squad for the 2022-2023 season. The two new GymDawgs are Thu Nguyen and Lilly Tubbs.
"We are thrilled about our 2022 recruiting class and eager to welcome them to campus in the fall," Llewellyn said. "This group of young women will bring depth to our program encompassed with cultural values that are the foundation for the future of our GymDawg program."
Nguyen, comes out of Orange County, California where she attended Estancia High School. Some highlights from her gymnastics career thus far include being a Westerns Qualifier in 2018 and a National Qualifier in 2021. Nguyen also placed 8th on beam at Nationals in 2021 and 4th AA at Regionals in 2021. When Nguyen isn't competing in gymnastics, she loves to swim at the beach and spend time with friends.
"I chose Washington because it has a good balance between academics and athletics," Nguyen said. "As well as the coaches and staff for the gymnastics team."
Beyond the school itself, Nguyen appreciates all that Seattle has to offer.
"My favorite thing about Seattle is the four seasons that this state experiences. It also has beautiful scenery," Nguyen said.
Tubbs, the additional signee, is from Pflugerville, Texas. Tubbs attended Hendrickson High School. Some of her accolades include being the 2021 Texas State Champion on both bars and beam, along with placing 10th AA at J.O Nationals in 2021. Outside of gymnastics, Tubbs enjoys fishing and spending time outdoors.
"I chose Washington because I knew as soon as I stepped foot on campus it felt like home," Tubbs said. "I also love Seattle because there is always something to do!"
Llewellyn is confident these two new GymDawgs will provide a spark for the squad, along with an impact both in and outside of the gym.
"Throughout the recruiting process we had the opportunity to get to know each individual on a personal level and are excited about what they will bring to the team, both individually and collectively," Llewellyn said. "This class will make an immediate impact on all four events. Our fans can expect a mixture of depth and power, paired with grace and consistency."
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