Emeryville, California (EastBayDaily) — Wednesday, November 12th is the National Letter of Intent signing day for the early signing period for full scholarship athletes all over the country. On this day Head Over Heels’ level 10 gymnast Katelyn Lentz signed her letter to attend Arizona State University for the fall of 2015 on a full gymnastics scholarship.
Katelyn Lentz first came to Head Over Heels in 2009 as a 12 year old level 6 gymnast. She showed potential, but time was not on her side. “When Katelyn expressed that she wanted to earn a scholarship, we knew that we had a lot of work to do, in very little time”, says head coach Katreece Stone.
Ms. Lentz quickly moved up the levels and rankings over the past few years. She was the all-around champion at level 9 Westerns in 2012 and then moved up to level 10 in 2013. In her junior year of high school, the 2014 season, Katelyn caught the attention of many schools when she earned the Junior Olympic National Beam title and took 4th on the uneven bars.
“It was always a dream of mine to receive a full gymnastics scholarship,” says Ms. Lentz. “I’m really excited to become a Sun Devil next year.” Coach Stone adds, “Katleyn’s small frame and quickness creates a beautiful and light style of gymnastics. Her hard work and perseverance has paid off and we are all really proud of her.”
Head Over Heels has several other gymnasts who have recently committed to or are currently competing in several Pac-12 schools. They are a top producing non-profit gymnastics facility located in Emeryville, CA. Please visit their website at http://www.hohathleticarts.com for more information.
About the company: Head Over Heels Athletic Arts has been providing a positive athletic experience for children of the San Francisco Bay Area for over 35 years. Its 22,000+ square-foot main facility and 7,000 sq. ft. preschool facility in Emeryville, Calif. makes them one of the largest non-profit athletic arts facilities in California. Head Over Heels Athletic Arts instills a lifelong love of being physically active through various gymnastics classes, including recreational gymnastics, gymnastics for special needs children, and competitive gymnastics as well as dance. Head Over Heels has been offering kids gymnastics programs to keep youngsters physically active since 1977.