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USAF ACADEMY, Colo. – The Falcon women's gymnastics team has announced the addition of six freshmen to the roster for the 2021 campaign. The newcomers will join 15 returners from the previous season.
"It's been incredible to see these athletes integrate themselves into the team and potential lineups," head coach Jennifer Green said. "They have grown so much from our first meeting—zoom call. I look forward to the Falcon community getting to experience their talents and engaging personalities."
Meet The Freshmen
Hometown: Bonney Lake, WA
Cadet Squadron 26 … parents are Jason and Christa Ishida … has an older sister, Zosia … graduated from Bellarmine Preparatory School … plans to major in civil engineering with a minor in Spanish … club teams were Auburn Gymnastics Center and Roach Gymnastics … Western National Champion (bars, all-around), third-place at JO National (floor medalist) … National Honors Society … hobbies are painting, baking, hiking spending time with friends, family and her dog … nickname is An (pronounced on).
Hometown: Milmay, NJ
Cadet Squadron 38 … parents are Christopher and Mary Jane Kinkade … has two brothers, Kevin and Kyle … graduated from Our Lady of Mercy Academy … plans to major in electrical and computer engineering with a minor in German … was the Level 10 state bar champions in 2018 … National Honor Society, Salutatorian, 4.0 GPA, Blue-Chipped … participated at Atlantic Coast Gymnastics … team captain and earned the senior award in her final home meet … nickname is Kimmy.
Hometown: Frisco, TX
Cadet Squadron 16 … parents are Bob Nelson and Lesa Paxton … has two brothers, Dylan and Kaeden … graduated from Texas Connections Academy at Houston … plans to major in foreign area studies or military and strategic studies with a minor in German … participated at Kurt Thomas Gymnastics for 14 years … was a team captain … National Honor Society … loves to travel.
Hometown: Moorhead, MN
Cadet Squadron 37 … parents are Ron and Michelle Ohren … is the younger of two brothers, Jordan and Austin, and one sister, Abby … graduated from Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton … academic honors were Student Council, Philanthropy and Youth … hobbies are spending time with family and friends, going to her lake cabin, shopping and traveling … nickname is MO.
Hometown: Millis, MA
Events: Uneven Bars, Balance Beam
Cadet Squadron 14 … parents are Richard and Denise Shearns … has three sisters, Casey, Maddy and Riley … graduated from Millis High School … plans to major in biology with a minor in Spanish … was on the team at Elite Gymnastics Academy in Ashland, Massachusetts, coaches were Ivan, Tara, Heather, Matt, and Jade … US Level 10 Top-100 on beam … Level 10 Regionals qualifier … US Level 9 Top-100 on vault … placed all-around at Level 9 Easterns (second on floor and third on vault) … Level 9 Regionals all-around and vault champion … hobbies are hanging out with friends and family, hiking and baking … nickname is Lizzy.
Hometown: Bogart, GA
Events: Balance Beam, Floor Exercise
Cadet Squadron 04 … parents are Cathie Zinn and Keith Smith … has two brothers, Brandon and Raybon, and three sisters, Leah, Abigail, and Hannah … graduated from Westminster Christian Academy … plans to major in aerospace engineering … club team has won the state championship for eight years running … National Honor Society … nickname is Zinnie or Zinn.