by Bruce Strand, Sports editor
Spectrum student Hanna Nordquist of Otsego will join the Minnesota Gophers gymnastics team next year, her mother Linda announced.
Nordquist signed a full-ride scholarship on Wednesday with the Gophers, coached by Meg Stephenson.
A member of Twin Cities Twister for over 13 years, she is a four-time Junior Olympics national qualifier, and won the regional all-around title this year. She trains at least 19 hours each week, under TCT coaches Mike Hunger and Sami Wozny.
Nordquist, who verbally committed the the “U,” during her junior year, had several college offers.
This marks the second straight year a Spectrum student has signed with a Division I gymnastics team, following Jessie DeZiel of Rogers, who joined the Nebraska Cornhuskers this fall.