May 7, 2010
STANFORD, Calif. - Lucy Meyer, of St. Paul, Minn., has fulfilled a childhood dream by becoming the newest member of the Stanford women's gymnastics class of 2014, coach Kristen Smyth announced Friday.
Meyer becomes the fourth member of outstanding recruiting class that also includes Lauren Caldemeyer of Indianapolis, Amanda Spinner of Danville, Calif., and Kristina Vaculik of Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.
A three-time Junior Olympic national qualifier, Meyer represented the United States in the Maccabiah Games last summer. She is an explosive gymnast who placed eighth in the 2009 Junior Olympic all-around with a score of 37.375, and tied for sixth on vault, with 9.650.
Meyer, who trains at Twin City Twisters under coaches Mike Hunger and Sami Wozney, is no stranger to Stanford. She has been a regular at the Stanford summer gymnastics camp.
"Lucy has been coming to the Stanford Gymnastics camp since she was 9 years old, long ago setting her sights on being a Stanford gymnast," Smyth said. "I already feel like she is a part of our SWG family, and I am thrilled to finally make it official."
Meyer joins a team that recently finished fourth in the nation and reached the NCAA Super Six finals for the third time in four years. Stanford earned four All-America honors and an individual national title when Carly Janiga captured the uneven bars crown and placed among the top three in three events.
Though Janiga will graduate, Meyer joins a young team with great talent and potential, and should play an important role in the team's future success.
"Lucy has the potential to make an immediate impact for us on vault, and will be key depth for us on beam," Smyth said. "I am certain she will thrive at Stanford in all arenas; the gym, the classroom and in the community."