Olympic champion gymnast Kyla Ross commits to UCLA
LOS ANGELES (AP) Kyla Ross, a member of the ''Fierce Five'' gold-medal winning U.S. gymnastics team at the 2012 Olympics, has committed to UCLA but will defer enrollment until after the 2016 Olympics.
Ross helped the Americans win the team gold medal in London. She won a silver medal in the all-around, bars and beam at the 2013 world championships, and the following year she helped the U.S. win gold at worlds and earned a bronze medal in the all-around.
Ross, who is from Aliso Viejo, California, will be the second member of the ''Fierce Five'' to join the Bruins. Jordyn Wieber is a second-year team manager for UCLA.
Ross will join two-time world all-around champion Simone Biles and Madison Kocian, a gold medalist at last year's world meet, who signed in the early period last fall. Biles and Kocian also are deferring enrollment until after the 2016 Olympics.