Aggie gymnastics signs Bay Area standouts

Nov. 13, 2017

DAVIS, Calif. - Prospective student-athletes Liah Bosworth and Cortney Cunningham each signed their National Letters of Intent to compete for UC Davis women’s gymnastics, head coach John Lavallee announced during the fall signing period. Both prospects are seniors at their respective high schools, and will enroll at the university in the fall of 2018.

“UC Davis gymnastics is extremely excited to add Liah and Cortney to the Aggie family,” Lavallee said. “They are both very accomplished in the classroom, and will bring power and excitement to the gym floor. Both have performed at a high level in competition and will have an immediate impact next year.”

Bosworth, who attends The King’s Academy in Sunnyvale, enters her second year with San Mateo Gymnastics after a five-year run with Airborne Gymnastics TC. She is a three-time Region 1 qualifier since moving up to Level 10 in 2015, and most recently qualified for the Junior Olympics National Championships last May. Bosworth placed eighth in the all-around, second on vault and fifth on floor exercise at the regional to earn the berth at the J.O. meet. Bosworth, daughter of former Louisville offensive lineman Billy Bosworth, is a National Honor Society member who has participated in numerous volunteer activities including Sunday Friends and the Big Sister Little Sister Club.

Cunningham will graduate from the Hayward-based Silver Oak High School after previously attending Eastside Prep in East Palo Alto. She has competed at Level 10 since 2013, earning trips to the Junior Olympics NIT (2003) and JO Nationals (2016) in her career at Pacific West Gymnastics. Cunningham is a four-time Region 1 qualifier since making the jump to Level 10, placing third, fourth, sixth and first on vault during those meets. Cunningham also finished fifth in that event at the 2013 NIT and sixth at the national meet in 2016. She is a member of Silver Oak’s Student Action Committee, Black Student Union and Yearbook Committee.

The UC Davis women’s gymnastics team begins its 2018 season on January 8 at the NorCal Preview, hosted by Stanford. The Aggies led the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation with a 194.885 regional-qualifying score and fielded three individual qualifiers at the NCAA Seattle Regional.

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