May 23, 2016
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s gymnastics team has added Amanda Huang to its 2017 roster, head coach Carey Fagan announced Monday. Huang is a transfer from Alabama after redshirting a season ago and will have four years of eligibility remaining.
“We are excited to add Amanda to the Ohio State family,” Fagan said. “She brings awesome experience as a former elite gymnast and will be a major factor for the 2016-2017 team, specifically on bars and beam. She is a remarkable student-athlete and after spending time with her and her family this spring, it was obvious she would be a perfect fit here at Ohio State.”
A native of Roswell, Ga., Huang was coached by Kelly Pitzen and Brandy Johnson at Brandy Johnson’s Global Gymnastics. A finalist at the 2014 Level 10 Junior Olympics Nationals on uneven bars, Huang also competed at the 2012 Visa USA Championships and was the 2011 Level 10 Junior Olympic National bar champion. Huang also was a Spanish Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honors Society member while graduating high school Summa Cum Laude.
“It was an easy decision for me to become a Buckeye,” Huang said. “All of the coaches are so welcoming, and the team atmosphere is a good fit for me. I am confident that I can make a positive impact on the women’s gymnastics program. I am also thrilled to be at a university with one of the top business schools in the country, as business is my field of interest. Ohio State gives me a wonderful opportunity to do the sport I love while also obtaining a great education. I am so excited to become a Buckeye!”