Rockford student-athlete earns full-ride scholarship

Rockford junior Amber Wobma recently accepted a full-ride athletic scholarship offer from the University of Arizona.

Wobma is a Level 10 gymnast, who trains 24 hours a week at Geddert’s Twistars in Lansing. She has trained at Twistars for the past eight years, and has had a very successful gymnastics career, including USAG Region 5 (Mich., Ohio, Ill., Ind., Wis.) champion on vault, beam, floor and all-around, second place at Level 9 nationals, and numerous state champion titles. She has worked extremely hard for this at both gymnastics and academics.

Her coach stated, “Size, talent, attitude and academic ability all play a major role in the recruiting process, and Amber has shown that she has the entire package. Small, powerful, smart and determined make for a great college prospect. Recognizing this… many schools had their hats in the ring, but the final decision came down to a tough battle between Penn State University and Arizona with the Wildcats claiming the prize.”

Wobma had several schools recruiting her, and also received a full-ride scholarship offer from Penn State.

Recently competing at the Level 10 Region 5 championships, Wobma made the Region 5 Dream Team, and will go on to compete at USAG Jr. Olympic nationals in Dallas, Texas, in May.

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