SEATTLE (May 3) Brianna Steigauf of
Minnesota and Laura Willis of California became the first gymnasts
this spring to sign national letters of intent with Seattle
Steigauf, a native of Richfield, Minn., placed
fourth on vault and floor at this year's Level 10 Region IV
Championships. She was also ninth in all-around. Steigauf, who
competed for Tags South, attends the Academy of Holy Angels.
A resident of Temecula, Calif., and student at
Linfield High School, Willis is coming off a Level 9 Region I meet
in which she took third on bars and fifth in all-around for her
club, Kips. She qualified for the upcoming Western Nationals, May
11-13 in Spokane.
Seattle Pacific finished second in the USA
Gymnastics Collegiate Championships under coach Laurel Tindall.
The Falcons lose their top two all-arounders to graduation.