San Jose, Calif. - Rachel Heinl from Mesa, Ariz., and Cassandra Dreyer from Plano, Texas, have signed National Letters-of-Intent to compete for the San Jose State women's gymnastics team, beginning with the 2014 season, Spartans head coach Wayne Wright announced.
Heinl currently competes for Arizona Dynamics in Chandler, Ariz. At the 2012 Southern California State Championships, Heinl finished 3rd in the all-around with a 36.600, and finished second on floor with a score of 9.325. At the 2012 Region One Championships, she finished second on bars with a 9.325, and fourth in the all-around with a 37.000, qualifying her for the Level 10 Junior Olympic National Championships.
Dreyer competes for Elite Champion Gymnastics in Plano, Texas. At the 2012 Level 10 Texas State Championships, Dreyer placed second on floor with a score of 9.500, and fourth in vault (9.475) and the all-around (36.650). In 2010, she placed second in the all-around at the Level 10 Texas State Championships, and also qualified for the Level 10 Junior Olympic National Championships.
"I am very excited for Rachel and Cassandra to come to San Jose State," said Wright. "They are both exceptional all-around athletes, and will help our team continue to progress. More specifically, they have the skills on uneven bars to increase our difficulty significantly.
“While they will contribute to our team in the gym, Rachel and Cassandra are both quality student-athletes who will be add to our team in the classroom, as well.”
The Spartans' first exhibition meet of the season is the Blue and Gold Exhibition on Sunday, December 2, at Stanford.