The Eastern Michigan University gymnastics team recently added four incoming freshmen to its 2020 roster, per EMU Athletics.
The four new additions are Danielle Coyne, Hannah Hartung, Arileyah Harris and Corey Melcher. The new signees are joining three other freshmen, Hadyn Crossen, Molly Parris and Mickayla Stuckey. The seven freshmen marks the biggest incoming freshmen class for the Eagles since 2002.
Coyne, from Fort Collins, Colorado was selected as an alternate to the 2018 USAG Nationals. She also competed in all-around at the 2018 Colorado State championship and the 2018 Region 3 Championships.
Hartung, who is from Lincoln, Nebraska, is a four-time national qualifier and she won the Nebraska State Bar Championship and the Regional Beam Championship.
Harris, coming from Texas to EMU, will also bring experience to the bars lineup. According to EMU Athletics, she won a level 9 Texas State Bar Championship and earned level 10 state and regional qualifications.
Melcher, from Ypsilanti, has all-around experience. She finished second at the level 10 Buckeye Classic in the all-around competition and the level 9 Regional Vault Championship. She also qualified for level 10 regionals three times.
The Eagles went 6-10 last season, and finished with a 3-3 record in the conference. They were 3-1 at home, but struggled on the road, wining just once in seven attempts. EMU won three games in a row during the middle of the season, defeating Western Michigan, Ball State and Bowling Green in late January. The Eagles finished third in the MAC championships on March 23 in DeKalb, Illinois.
Eastern Michigan’s 2020 season will begin in December.