June 24, 2010
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan women's gymnastics program will add Teresa Arthur (Tulsa, Okla./Bishop Kelley) and Victoria Kane (Mickleton, N.J./GCIT) to its incoming class for the 2010-11 season. Arthur and Kane join incoming freshmen Stephanie Colbert (Naperville, Ill./ Nequa Valley), Shelby Gies (Pennington, N.J./ Hopewell Valley Central) and Joanna Sampson (Willow Grove, Pa./Upper Moreland), who each signed National Letters of Intent during the early signing period.
Arthur is a level-10 gymnast competing for the Krafft Academy of Gymnastics, finishing 12th and 14th in the all-around at regionals the past two seasons. Arthur took fourth place on the uneven bars at regionals in 2009 and took fourth place in the all-around in 2009 and 2010 at the state meet. She was Valedictorian at Bishop Kelley High School, is a member of the National Honor Society and has numerous academic awards, including high honor roll, AP awards and a National Merit Commended Scholar citation.
Kane is a level-10 gymnast training with Will-Moor Gymnastics in New Jersey with teammate Gies, who will also join the Wolverines in the fall. Kane won the floor exercise title at nationals in 2009 and the state floor title in 2010, qualifying for regionals three straight years. She also placed third on balance beam at nationals in 2009. Kane is a member of the National Honor Society and a National Technical Honor Society member while also making the honor roll and Principal's List and being a member of the Key Club.
Michigan is coming off its fourth straight Big Ten championship and its 17th appearance at the NCAA Championships in 18 seasons. The team graduates three seniors -- Kelsey Knutson (Ames, Iowa/Ames), Jaclyn Kramer (West Hills, N.Y./Half Hollow Hills) and Maureen Moody (East Lansing, Mich./East Lansing) -- but returns two seniors for a fifth year, Sarah Curtis (Reno, Nev./Reno) and Jordan Sexton (Weddington, N.C./Weddington).