Canadian Olympic hopeful and three-time Worlds competitor Brooklyn Moors has officially signed her national letter of intent with the UCLA gymnastics team and will join the Bruins in 2021.
This comes after Moors verbally committed to UCLA on a full-ride scholarship back in November of 2018.
Moors is known for her stunning artistry and grace across all four apparatuses, but especially on floor exercise, where she has qualified to finals at the past three World Championships.
Highlights of the 18-year-old’s quad thus far include becoming the first Canadian gymnast to win the Longines Prize for Elegance in 2017, leading Canada to an all-time best fourth-place finish at Worlds in 2018, and winning floor exercise gold at the 2019 Pan American Games.
“Brooklyn is one of the most artistic athletes in the world, performing floor with deep emotion and expression, and she also uses her explosive athleticism to perform one of the most unique and difficult skills on floor – a double front half out,” said UCLA head coach Chris Waller, according to uclabruins.com. “Brooklyn’s friendly demeanor will make her a wonderful ambassador for UCLA while she contributes on all four events.”
Moors and Anne-Marie Padurariu, who signed with UCLA in December, are among the top contenders for Canada’s 2020 Olympic team.