Historic City News has learned that Rachel Reis, a rising senior at Allen Nease High School in Ponte Vedra Beach, has made a verbal commitment to compete for the women’s gymnastics team at Bowling Green State University next year.
Reis’ decision to go to BGSU was driven by a number of factors. Although she received multiple offers, she chose BGSU because she felt the school was a good fit for not only gymnastics but academically and socially.
Reis said, “The reason I picked BGSU was a combination of the coach and the facilities. But the coach was definitely the main reason; I bonded quickly with Coach Kerrie. It’s going to be exciting competing at the college level and being a part of the team.”
The Division 1 team competes in the Mid-American Athletic Conference in the Great Lakes region.
Rachel Reis is the 2012 Senior B Uneven Bars Champion for the State of Florida as well as placing fourth on the Uneven Bars at the 2012 Region 8 Championship. Region 8 is a highly competitive 8-state region including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
Reis also placed second on Uneven Bars at the 2011 Junior Olympic National Invitational Tournament in Long Beach, CA. Although Uneven Bars is her specialty, Reis is very accomplished on the Balance Beam. She placed fourth on that event at the 2011 Region 8 Championship.
BGSU is located in Bowling Green, Ohio. Recruits for the class of 2013 cannot make their commitments binding until National Signing Day in November.