Former Spartan gymnast Alise (Blackwell) Neal begins her fourth season as a member of the San José State University women’s gymnastics coaching staff for 2018.
Neal competed at San Jose State from 2006-09, primarily on vault, bars and beam, but did compete in the all-around her sophomore year. She advanced to the 2007 NCAA West Regional as an individual competitor and placed 14th in the all-around. Blackwell earned second team All-Western Athletic Conference honors on the bars her senior year.
Neal spent five years (2009-14) at Bay Aerials Gymnastics as a team director.
A 2010 graduate of San José State, Neal received a bachelor’s degree in health science. She and her husband, J.C., have a daughter, Jordyn, who was born in December of 2017.