Leesburg, Va. — Tuscarora High School senior Kaitlin Bolton has made a commitment to continue her gymnastics career at Frostburg State University starting in the 2020-2021 school year.
Bolton has been competing for the past 14 years at APEX Gymnastics, and although she does not compete for Tuscarora, Bolton puts in more than 20 hours a week at APEX.
“I cannot say enough great things about APEX Gymnastics. Melanie, Luda, Mark, Vlad, and Zerell have been such a force behind me,” the 5-foot-1 Bolton said. “Like every athlete, my career has had its highs and lows, but through all of that my APEX family has always been there to support me.”
Bolton will be joining the new Division II acrobatics and tumbling program at Frostburg State. The team is led by head coach Katie Nunley who previously served as an assistant acrobatics and tumbling coach at Adrian College in Michigan.
In just one year, Nunley signed 14 first-year athletes and led the Frostburg State Bobcats to four meet victories this past spring.
With the acrobatics and tumbling team at Frostburg just being added to their athletics department, Bolton is anxious to be able to contribute her skills to the building of this new program.
“I’ll add my background with gymnastics, my energy, and overall commitment to my teammates and the sport,” Bolton said.
Academics has also played a major role in Bolton’s commitment to Frostburg.
“From an education perspective the school provides me access to a nursing program,” Bolton said. “I am excited that I can continue to compete at a high level while beginning my education to be a nurse.”
Although Bolton is looking forward to her future as a Bobcat, she is ensuring that she keeps her current focus on her senior year at Tuscarora as well as her final year competing with APEX.
“The people I have met – my teammates and coaches – are my extended family. Without them, I wouldn’t be the person I am today,” Bolton said. “I am excited to grow my family at Frostburg through new friends, new teammates, and new coaches.”