Nov. 19, 1999
Stanford women's gymnastics signed five outstanding gymnasts to National Letters of Intent to join the Cardinal squad for the 2001 season, Kendall Beck, Caroline Fluhrer, Lise L?veill?, Robin Phelps, and Lindsay Wing.
Kendall Beck is one of the top gymnasts in the country. A Houston, Texas native, Beck was the 1997 USA Balance Beam Champion. She competed at the 1999 US Classic, and her team took first place at the 1998 Pacific Alliance Meet. Her individual finishes of fourth in the floor exercise, sixth in the vault, 10th in the balance beam and 12th in the all-around at the 1998 International Team Championships helped her team to a first place finish. Beck was also a 1997 World Championship Team Member.
Lise L?veill? is one of the top Canadian gymnasts and an Olympic hopeful. From Burnaby, British Columbia, Leveille just returned from competing in the World Championships in China, where she helped her team to a 10th place finish, which qualifies them for the 2000 Olympics. In the summer of 1999, Leveille's first place finish on the balance beam helped her team win the Pan Am Games. At the Canadian Nationals, she won the balance beam, and placed second in the all-around. In 1999, she competed in Moscow, placing third on the beam and eighth in the all-around.
Caroline Fluhrer, from Seattle, Washington, qualified for Senior International Elite after returning from an ankle injury. In 1998, she placed in the top six at Level-10 Nationals, qualifying for event finals in the vault, bars and balance beam.
Robin Phelps, a native of Rockville, Maryland, placed sixth at the World Championship Trials in September of 1999. She placed eighth at the US Championships in August of 1999 and qualified for the vault finals. At the 1998 American Classic, Phelps placed seventh on the floor, ninth in the vault, and 11th in the all-around.
Lindsay Wing, from Cypress Texas, qualified for the World Championship trials in September of 1999. She competed at the US Championships and the 1998 International 3-on-3 Championships. At the 1998 Visa American Cup, she finished seventh in the vault, and eighth in the all-around and the uneven bars. She took first place in the floor exercise at the 1997 US Championship, and placed first in the all-around at the 1997 US Classic.