Marisa Aiello of Hunts Gymnastics Academy has committed to Pittsburgh for the 2021-22 season.
Hunts Gymnastics announced on Facebook: ‘Well here goes Hail 2 Pitt!!! This young lady (doesn’t graduate high school till 2021) just verbally accepted a full athletic scholarship to the University of Pittsburgh! Marisa has been so focused and driven since she was a tinier peanut than she is now and I am so proud she has found her home that offers not only a great athletic program but an amazing educational opportunity! I know she will be in good hands. She will continue to work hard to get ready for such an amazing opportunity! Congrats to our little peanut!!! Marisa you should be so proud as all of us at Hunt’s are already!’
Aiello’s first meet as a Level 10 gymnast was the Atlantis Crown in December 2015. There, she tied for eighth on floor and was ninth on beam and in the all around. During her 2016 season, she competed both as a Level 9 and as a Level 10. As a Level 10, she competed at the Winter Classic Cup, where she won a gold medal on beam and silver medals in the all around and on bars, and at the MEGA Magic Classic, where she was eighth on vault and ninth on bars, beam and in the all around. She competed her whole 2017 season as a Level 10. She competed at her first Level 10 Michigan State Championships, where she tied for sixth on beam, for seventh on vault and was eighth in the all around. She qualified to the Region 5 Championships, where she finished eighth on beam and fourteenth in the all around. In 2017, she also won gold medals on bars at the Dolphin Classic and at the Circle of Stars Gymnastics Invitational, where she also won gold in the all around and on vault, and a gold medal on beam at the Palmetto Patriots.
Aiello’s clubmate Alaina Kosto has recently committed to Central Michigan for the 2018-19 season.