Laurie Hernandez Turns Pro

Laurie Hernandez has decided to forego her collegiate eligibility and has officially signed with Shade Global.

Laurie Hernandez
Laurie was committed to the University of Florida for the 2018-2019 season with senior elite teammate Jazmyn Foberg, but becoming a professional athlete forfeits her eligibility to compete in the NCAA.

“I am excited about what it means to compete at the highest level of this sport and really want to focus on elite gymnastics for the next four years,” said Hernandez. “This was not an easy decision to make, but by making the decision now, it allows me to focus entirely on gymnastics and how I can enjoy this sport that I love.”

“Right now, I am focusing on how I can contribute to the success of this team here in Rio, and prefer this does not become a distraction to me or my teammates.”

Shawn Johnson and Nastia Liukin who are also Shade Global athletes.

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