Aug 26, 2013
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan women's gymnastics head coach Bev Plocki announced Monday (Aug. 26) that junior gymnast Brooke Parker (Lorton, Va./South County Secondary) has transferred into the program following two years at the University of Alabama.
"We're excited about the addition of Brooke Parker to our program," Plocki said. "She is a very talented young woman. It's not every day you have an upperclassman transferring into your program, but I can already tell that she'll be a tremendous fit with our team. We think she has a great deal of upside and can contribute to what we're doing here."
Parker comes to Michigan after spending the last two years with the University of Alabama. With Parker on the roster, the Crimson Tide won the 2012 national championship and finished third last season. She competed in three meets last season, scoring 9.825 on floor exercise on two occasions. Parker also competed in five meets as a freshman in 2012, three of which came as an exhibition competitor. In the classroom, she was a two-time SEC Academic Honor Roll honoree and a 2012 NACGC/W Scholastic All-American. Parker is a former Senior International Elite and trained club at Capital Gymnastics National Training Center.
She is eligible to compete this season for the Maize and Blue and will have two seasons of eligibility remaining. She is the third member of U-M's junior class, joining Annette Miele (Easton, Pa./Easton Area) and Sachi Sugiyama (Keller, Texas/Keller).
Contact: Brad Rudner (734) 763-4423