With official practices beginning in just two days, the GymCats have welcomed freshman and Phoenix local Krysten Howard. The team added four freshman to the program in the off-season.
Howard spent her last 15 years with Oasis Gymnastics. Her achievements include winning the 2010 Level 9 All-Around event, 2011 Level 10 All-Around bronze medal and 2013 Level 10 Beam bronze medla. Howard was also a Western National Qualifier and Junior Olympic National Qualifier. Howard's experience is expected to make a contribution for the Wildcats in the upcoming season.
Full name: Krysten Howard
Hometown: Phoenix, Ariz.
Favorite superhero: Batman
Favorite movie: Dispicable Me
Favorite color: Green
Favorite food: Spaghetti
Favorite book: Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
Favorite spot on campus: Highland Market
Career ambition: Physical Therapy
Three items on your bucketlist: Drive a racecar, bungi jumping, and visit Italy
A fact that people may not know: My favorite animal is a turtle
Excitements for the upcoming year: Being a collegiate gymnast, making new memories and representing the University of Arizona
Reason for coming to UA: To compete at the collegiate level and earn a degree in physiology.