Hey Terp Fans,
My name is Karen Tang and I'm a new freshman at the University of Maryland. I'm so excited to start my first year and join the Terps gymnastics family! All the freshmen and I are having a blast living together! We've had such a good time decorating our dorms! We've become such great friends! We are all excited to work together and show what we got in the gym!
Everybody has been training so hard! Us, freshmen are trying to keep up with our very first boot camp, but we manage to push through! The team has been so encouraging! We're ready to kick some butt this year!
As freshmen we have to attend study hall for six hours a week and all of us have gone above and beyond with our hours! We care a lot about our education as much as we care about gymnastics! We make sure to get in there and get our work done!
Also, all the freshmen were so excited to receive all the gymnastics apparel! It's like Christmas all over again! We got so many leos, shirts, shorts, hoodies, and a ton other stuff! That's all we were to class now! We love it all!
This first month has been amazing! I'm so excited to see all the new and exciting things to come during the season.
Thanks for reading!
Sept. 14, 2010
Welcome back, Terp fans!
Wow! I can't believe another year has started! We are all so excited to welcome five new freshmen and a new assistant coach, J.J. Ferreira, to the Terps gymnastics family! Our first few weeks of school are now under our belts and we are really starting to get back into the grooves of college life. The girls and I got through our first week of boot camp (in one piece) and everyone is already working very hard in the gym! It's so great to see everyone already eager and ready for our preseason practices! This is the most intense and excited I've seen this team in a long time!
This weekend the whole team went to Jennifer Iovino's house for a BBQ and to celebrate her 21st birthday! Her parents made so much food for us it was all so delicious! We spent the night enjoying each other's company and watching some exciting Sunday night football games! Thanks so much to the Iovino family for having all of us over!
Gymnastically, this team is proving to be stronger than ever! We've started working on skills and preparing for harder assignments in the weeks to come. Everyone is looking so great already! The energy and team spirit in the gym has been so encouraging and motivating. It is already evident that Terps gymnastics is going to be a threat to any team we compete against this coming season.
I know you all are excited for our new episodes of Gym Terps TV! Keep an eye out for the first episode featuring all three coaches: Brett, Erinn and J.J.! A big thanks to Becca Pang for all her hard work on putting together the videos!
Thanks for reading!