SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Sacramento State gymnastics team added the first two members of its 2020 recruiting class with the signing of Emma Morgenthaler and Torri Tavenner to National Letters of Intent, it was announced today. The pair will both enroll as freshmen in the fall of 2020.
Mogenthaler competes for Metropolitan Gymnastics in Kent, Wash., where she is coached by Yulia Hancheroff and Guennadi Komissarov. Prior to joining Metropolitan, she trained at Tech Gym and Eastside Gymnastics Academy. Last season, Morgenthaler qualified for the Junior Olympics and established her self as one of the top vaulters in the country. She placed second on vault at both the Washington State Championships and the Region 2 Championship. She also tied for second on bars at the Region 2 meet and tied for ninth in the event at the state meet. Overall, Morgenthaler finished or tied for first in her section on vault 11 times over the last year. She also had the top all-around score in her section in eight meets.
"Emma is one of the top vaulters in the country last year and she's only improved," Sacramento State head coach Randy Solorio said. "She will be a strong all-arounder for us and we are excited to have her as part of our family."
Tavenner will come to the team from Desert Lights Gymnastics in Chandler, Ariz. She qualified for the Region 1 Level 10 Championships the last two years and also competed at the Arizona State Championships. This past season, she finished second in her section on vault at the state meet and was 15th overall in the event. She was also third in the all-around at the Valley of the Sun Classic.
"Torri is a very artistic gymnast and has great lines," Solorio said. "She is a strong all-arounder and will make an immediate impact for the team."
Sacramento State will begin its 2020 season on Sunday, Jan. 5, against UC Davis at The Nest.
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