Alabama signed two gymnasts, four-time USA Junior Olympic National Team member Makarri Doggette of Pickerington, Ohio, and three-team national team member Mati Waligora of Rochester, Mich.
Doggette was a nine-time Junior Olympics national champion who won two all-around titles. She won the all-around and all four individual events in 2018, a feat that had been accomplished by only one previous gymnast.
“I chose Alabama mainly because of the coaching staff,” she said. “I felt a really strong connection with them immediately and knew I would be well taken care of. I also fell in love with the campus the second I got there and felt at home.”
Waligora was 2017 all-around champion at the Junior Olympics and also won the floor exercise title.
“Being part of the traditions and legacy of Alabama gymnastics is an amazing blessing,” she said.