AUSTIN( KXAN) — A gymnast from Round Rock was named the 2023 USA Gymnastics Collegiate All-Around National Champion.
Velandra Brochi, 19, is a sophomore at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, and she has competed with the school’s woman’s gymnastics team since 2021, according to AFA.
I would love to thank all my coaches and teammates for all the love and support they have given me throughout my 2 years at the Air Force Academy. I truly could not have done it without them. I would also like to thank my parents for always supporting me and providing me with the opportunity to continue doing what I love. GO FALCS!!!Velandra Brochi
Marivel Rodriguez, Brochi’s mother, said during the USA Gymnastics Championships, Brochi made First-Team All-American on Bars, Beam and All-Around. She also made Second-Team All-American on Vault.
According to USAG, Brochi secured all-around gold with a 39.125 and posted a 9.800 on floor exercise and a 9.775 on vault, uneven bars and balance beam.
Brochi was also a student-athlete that achieved Mountain Pacific Sports Federation gymnastics honors for 2023. For First-team All-Around, Brochi scored 38.970, as well as a 9.775 on uneven bars and a 9.795 on the balance beam on the Second team.