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UCLA Confirms Jennifer Pinches For 2014 Season

Earlier this summer, British Olympian Jennifer Pinches announced with great excitement that she is attending the University of California in Los Angeles and competing with their gymnastics team. UCLA put out an online release stating Jennifer, also known as "Jenni" had been signed under a grant-in-aid.
"Jenni is not only a powerful tumbler and vaulter, but a great competitor. We're looking for her to fill in on all four events," said UCLA head coach Valorie Kondos Field. "With her wide and diverse range of interests and talents, we're extremely excited to have her join our program."
In addition to being an Olympian, Jenni's gymnastics resume includes a bronze medal on the floor exercise at the Glasgow World Cup and she won the gold medal on the balance beam at the 2012 British Championships. Jenni competed for Great Britain at the 2011 World Championships in Tokyo and helped the team get to a fifth place finish in the team finals. Having reached her ultimate goal, (making the Olympic team in London) Jenni  announced her retirement in September after to Olympics and headed to Ecuador to do some volunteer work.

Coached by Valorie Kondos-Field, the UCLA Bruins have been NCAA national champions six times. Among the Bruins notable alumna and current athlete roster include 2000 Olympian Kristin Maloney, 2008 Olympic Silver Medalist, Samantha Peszek, two time national champion and 2000 Olympian Tasha Schwikert, 2012 Olympic altenate, Anna Li, Pro- Gymnastics Challenge Team USA member, Vanessa Zamarrippa and Jenni's teammate, 2012 Olympic Alternate, Danusia Francis ( who has the most amazing side aerial ever).

Source:UCLA Signs British Olympian Jennifer Pinches to Grant-In-Aid

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