Dec. 9, 2013
WACO, Texas - Baylor's Acrobatics & Tumbling team signed 12 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent during the early signing period in November. Head coach LaPrise Harris-Williams signed a star-studded 2014-15 freshman class filled with heavily recruited and talented athletes.
"I feel very privileged to have signed such an outstanding group of talented student-athletes," Harris-Williams said. "Each student-athlete will bring skill sets that will further strengthen our program to be at the highest level we have ever been."
Heading the impressive recruiting class is nationally-ranked acrobatic gymnast Alexandria Alaman of Fontana, Calif. Alaman placed third at the 2012 national championships in the all-around, balance and dynamic events. Her strength in acrobatics is a crucial addition to the 2014-15 squad.
"I am excited about bringing Allie to Baylor because of her background and expertise in the acro events," Harris-Williams said. "Her strength and exceptional technique will be an asset to our program next year."
Finishing out the early signing freshman class of 2014-15 are Madison Aldis (Cypress, Texas), Meredith Aldis (Cypress, Texas), Antoanette "Toni" Bronisevsky (Howell, N.J.), Shyanne Foster (Round Rock, Texas), Molly Gibbons (High Point, N.C.), Brianna Hambruch (Bedford, Texas), Shayla Moore (Alpharetta, Ga.), Heloise Rytzell (Allen, Texas), Shelby Stewart (Lanexa, Va.), Lauren Sturm (McKinney, Texas) and Taylor Watson (Lilburn, Ga.).
"This group of signees will contribute in all areas of our sport, especially the acro and tumbling events," Harris-Williams said. "All of the girls are well rounded and eager to transfer their previous training and skills to this newest sport at Baylor."