USA Gymnastics have announced today that London 2012 team alternate Elizabeth Price has resigned from the National Women’s Team to enroll in Stanford University to compete in the NCAA.
INDIANAPOLIS, April 24, 2014 – 2014 AT&T American Cup champion Elizabeth Price of Coopersburg, Pa./Parkettes Gymnastics, has retired from the U.S. Women’s National Team and will enroll at Stanford University for this fall, where she will compete on the school’s gymnastics squad.
“I have given this a lot of thought,” said Price. “Although the timing means that I might miss the opportunity to compete at the World Championships, I am ready to move on and have decided to enroll at Stanford University this fall. I am proud of what I have accomplished and I will miss my teammates, but I am excited to go to Stanford and compete in collegiate gymnastics.”
“Elizabeth’s achievements put her among the world’s best gymnasts, and we are going to miss having her on the national team,” said Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics. “Elizabeth has shown character and integrity in everything she has done, and I know that she will be a tremendous student and student/athlete at Stanford. We wish her the best of success.”
The announcement may come as a surprise to many as Price would be expected to have been a lock for the team selection for the 2014 World Championsships later this year. This is a big loss to the elite gymnastics World, with many looking forward to what “Ebee” could produce for the World Championships.