Travelling across the Atlantic to pursue an athletic scholarship at an American university has become more common in recent years. However, we still feel that in UK, there is a lack of resources and support for gymnasts hoping to take that path to the NCAA.
As British gymnasts who have both been through the American university system, we hope that by sharing our story, we can inspire more gymnasts to consider the opportunities available in the States. We hope that Leap the Atlantic can help achieve that by offering honest first hand information and guidance about the experience, how these opportunities can be realized, and provide support to make the process easier for future athletes.

Who Are We?
Becky Wing
Stanford University Graduate
Hi, I'm Becky. I started gymnastics when I was 5 years old and competed internationally for 10 years, including 2 European championships, 2 world championships and the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

In 2011 I was offered a scholarship to Stanford University in California, where I spent 4 years studying and competing. I graduated in 2015 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering Product Design and have recently returned to London.

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Danusia Francis
University of California, Los Angeles Graduate
​Hi, I'm Danusia. I also started gymnastics when I was 5 years old. When I was 9 became a member of the national squad competing all over the world at competitions such as the European Championships, World Championships and I was reserve for the 2012 London Olympic Games.
I began my collegiate career in 2012 when I accepted a full scholarship to compete for the UCLA Bruins. During my college career I also competed for GB at the 2013 World University Games and competed for Jamaica at the 2015 World Championships. I graduated in 2016 with a degree in English.