Abbey Ward of Orlando Metro has committed to the University of Georgia for the 2018-19 season.
Ward started competing as a Level 10 gymnast in 2016. Since then, she has competed at two Florida State Championships, two Region 8 Championships and one J.O. National Championship. In 2016, she was seventh both on bars and on vault at the State Championships. She later tied for bronze on vault and was tenth in the all around at Regionals. In 2017, she improved dramatically, winning gold on bars, silver on vault and bronze in the all around at the State Championships. She also tied for gold on bars at Regionals, where she also finished fourth on vault and sixth in the all around. Ward ended her season at the Junior Olympics, where she tied for twenty-first on bars and for twenty-second on vault.
Article by Talitha Ilacqua