MINNEAPOLIS - The University of Minnesota women's gymnastics program announced the addition of Paige Williams to the incoming class of Gophers for the 2016-17 season.
Williams joins NLI's - Ivy Lu, Casey Betts and Ryan Stach, along with Acceptance of Admission athletes - Rebecca Taylor and Kristen Quaglia to comprise the freshman Maroon and Gold class in the fall of 2016.
"We are thrilled to welcome Paige to the Golden Gopher Family," said head coach Jenny Hansen. "She is an incredible talent and we are very fortunate to find someone of Paige's abilities so late in the recruiting process. She has a beautiful look to her gymnastics and has the ability to contribute immediately on all four events."
Williams hails from Wylie, Texas and is a product of Metroplex Gymnastics in Allen, Texas. The Wylie High School senior capped a superb club career this year, earning a number of accolades across the state, regional and national levels. At the 2016 Texas State meet, Williams earned a fourth place finish on Uneven Bars (9.375), third place on Vault (9.750), second place on Beam (9.400), first place on Floor (9.725) and All-Around (38.275). Williams saw much of the same success at the regional level this year, collecting a sixth place finish on Uneven Bars (9.050), third place in All-Around (38.275), second place on Vault (9.550) and Beam (9.525) and first place on Floor (9.725). On a national level, Williams will compete in the Junior Olympics later this year. In 2014, she finished first on Floor and All-Around at the Junior Olympics. The All-Around competitor is undecided on her intended major.
By The Numbers: 2017
Take a look back at highlights from Minnesota Women's Gymnastics 2017 season by the numbers.
Incoming Gophers Win JO National Titles
Lexy Ramler (St. Michael, Minn.) and Ona Loper (Bluffton, S.C.) each won a national title at the 2017 Women's Junior Olympic National Championships.
Gophers Celebrate 2017 Season
Minnesota recognized team accomplishments and award winners at the annual banquet, celebrating the 2017 season.