UCLA Gymnastics Lands Two Standouts in Early Signing Period
Nov. 21, 2012
UCLA gymnastics head coach Valorie Kondos Field has announced the signing of two-time U.S. National Team member Hallie Mossett and reigning Level 10 national floor exercise champion Angela Cipra to national letters-of-intent. The duo will join the six-time NCAA champion Bruins for the 2014 season.
Mossett is a local product from West Coast Elite Gymnastics and Vistamar HS. She is a five-time VISA Championships competitor, qualifying for the national championship meet from 2007-11. Her highest finish at the VISA Championships was a ninth-place showing to make the national team in 2008. She also had Top 15 finishes in 2009 (12th) and 2007 (15th). In 2011, Mossett was named to the U.S. National team and was an alternate for the Pan American Games. That season, she finished eighth on floor at the VISA Championships, won floor and placed fourth in the all-around at the American Classic, and finished in the top 10 in the all-around at the CoverGirl Classic.
Cipra hails from Mesa, Ariz. and trains at Desert Devils while attending school at Saguaro HS. A Level 10 gymnast since 2010, Cipra quickly rose to the top of the ranks, winning the 2012 national floor exercise title and placing third on vault. She also swept the all-around and all four events at both the Region 1 and State Championships. Cipra has high marks of 9.8 on vault, 9.75 on floor and beam and 9.65 on bars.
"We are excited about our early signings," said Kondos Field. "Angela Cipra and Hallie Mossett will both bring powerful and dynamic gymnastics to our program, along with their own unique style of dance. Angela is an up-and-coming talent who is on track to make an immediate impact on our team. Hallie brings the grace, beauty and experience of a veteran performer."
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