Rachel Haines Signs with Minnesota Gymnastics
Rachel Haines
 
Rachel Haines

Nov. 15, 2012



University of Minnesota women's gymnastics head coach Meg Stephenson has announced the signing of Rachel Haines. A native of Greenville, Mich., Haines signed her National Letter of Intent today and will join the Golden Gophers in the fall of 2013.

Haines is a senior at Greenville High School and trains at Geddert's Twistars Gymnastics Club under John and Katherine Geddert and Brett Wargo. She is a two-time Junior Olympic National Championship qualifier (2011 and 2012). Haines is also a two-time Level 9 Eastern All Around Champion. In 2011, Rachel was a JO National Team member after finishing 4th in the all around at JO Nationals. This past year, Haines finished ninth in the all around, which included tying for fifth on beam and eighth on floor.

Outside the gym, she is very active in her church youth group and participating in mission work. Haines has also served on her school's student council, been a member of the National Honor Society and part of the Art Club.

Rachel is the daughter of Peter and Ronnie Haines, and she has an older sister, Olivia. While at Minnesota, she plans to pursue a major in communications with an emphasis on speech pathology.

Geddert's Twistars Gymnastics Club is one of the most prestigious gyms in the nation and has produced a number of JO National medalists and team members. One of their most notable alums is USA Women's Gymnastics team member and gold-medal winner Jordyn Wieber.


 

 

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