The Golden Bears have had a successful past couple of seasons, qualifying to the NCAA National Championships as a team in 2016 for only the second time in program history and a first since 1992. To top it off, the Bears finished at a historic seventh place, and coaches Justin Howell and Liz Crandall-Howell received NCAA Coaches of the Year honors. After officially being cut in 2010 then reinstated following an outpouring of financial support, the program is now thriving. Additionally, junior Toni-Ann Williams has qualified to compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, representing Jamaica and giving the country its first Olympian in women’s gymnastics.

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Past and future rosters

NameYearHometownClub GymSocial Media
Alicia GallarzoSrBurbank, Calif.Wallers' GymJamTwitter | Instagram
Kyana GeorgeFrMcKinney, TexasMetroplex GymnasticsTwitter | Instagram
Emily HoweJrPlano, TexasWOGATwitter | Instagram
Cassidy KeelenSoLucas, TexasTexas Dreams GymnasticsTwitter | Instagram
Alma KucFrLos AngelesAll Olympia Gymnastics CenterTwitter | Instagram
Rachael MastrangeloSoWaxhaw, N.C.Southeastern GymnasticsTwitter | Instagram
Maleah PearsonFrMaple Grove, Minn.Twin City TwistersTwitter | Instagram
Arianna RobinsonSrChantilly, Va.Hill's GymnasticsTwitter | Instagram
Victoria SalemFrSan Bruno, Calif.San Mateo GymnasticsTwitter | Instagram
Nina SchankFrOakland, Calif.Head Over Heels Athletic ArtsTwitter | Instagram
Sofie SeilnachtJrFremont, Calif.California Gymnastics AcademyTwitter | Instagram
Sylvie SeilnachtJrFremont, Calif.California Gymnastics AcademyTwitter | Instagram
Chelsea ShuJrManhattan Beach, Calif.All Olympia Gymnastics CenterTwitter | Instagram
Yuleen SternbergSrBerkeley, Calif. Head Over Heels Athletic ArtsTwitter | Instagram
Emi WattersonFrBrisbane, AustraliaDelta GymnasticsTwitter | Instagram
Toni-Ann WilliamsSrRandallstown, Md.United GymnastixTwitter | Instagram


Justin Howell | Head Coach | Sixth Season | Twitter | Instagram
Liz Crandall-Howell | Associate Head Coach | Fourth (Sixth) Season | Twitter | Instagram
Holly Thomas | Assistant Coach | Second Season

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