Alexis Allen, a gymnast who is a senior at Reed, will compete at the University of North Carolina.
She made her plans official at a signing ceremony held in Reed’s gym on Tuesday afternoon.
Allen also considered Seattle Pacific University and Southern Utah University.
“It (feels) so good but it’s still so surreal,” Allen said. “It hasn’t really like hit me yet that I’m going to UNC.”
She took her official visit to North Carolina last week, where she verbally committed before signing papers.
“It’s just an amazing college. It’s super sports-affiliated,” Allen said. “There’s just something about UNC, really, that got me.”
Gymnastics is not a high-school in Nevada so Allen competes at the club level for Gymnastics Nevada. She competes in all four events (vault, bars, beam and floor) at the highest club level (level 10).
She’s unsure if she will compete in all for events as a Tar Heel but said she hopes that will be the case.
“I really want to compete all-around,” she said. “That’s the goal.”