Nov. 29, 2001
The Maryland women's gymnastics team has four athletes who have signed national letters of intent as of November 28. According to the coaching staff, "this is the best recruiting class ever" for the Maryland gymnastics program.
Rachel Martinez is the top recruit for the 2002-03 year. A native of North Massapequa, N.Y., Martinez is an elite Level 10 all-around gymnast with strengths in the floor exercise and on vault. Currently, she is coached by Tammy Marshall, sister of Maryland assistant coach Wendy Marshall. Head coach Bob Nelligan and Marshall feel that Martinez will bring the confidence that All-American Jill Fisher (1999-2001) brought to the team.
Cameron Logan of Tampa, Fla. is a Level 10 gymnast with the Tampa Bay Turners, coached by Brad Harris, and brings depth to the uneven bars and the balance beam. Alexandria Gatch, a Level 10 gymnast from Winston-Salem, N.C., will also add depth to the beam team. "She has gorgeous lines and is very pretty to watch, similar to Kit Johnson," said Marshall regarding Gatch.
The fourth member of the recruiting class is Ginny Scott, a Level 10 gymnast from Ashland, Va. Scott is also an all-around competitor, and the coaching staff compares her to current senior co-captain Gillian Cote, both athletically and academically.
Maryland will open the 2002 season on Sunday, Jan. 20 at Texas Women's University beginning at 2 p.m.