Emily Six has worked since she was 18 months old on a dream that has finally come true. As a Waxahachie High senior, level 10 gymnast, she received a call on Sept. 1 that solidified the collegiate competition goal that she set so long ago.
Six is excited to announce her verbal commitment to Texas Woman's University in Denton — the only NCAA collegiate gymnastics program in Texas.
"It was so much emotion, I didn't know how to handle it," she expressed. "I was so excited and just couldn't wait to tell everyone about it."
Texas is a hotbed for the sport, and many Texan athletes must take spots outside of their beloved home state to compete after high school.
Six has been blessed with a fantastic opportunity to compete close to home against colleges such as Auburn University, University of Oklahoma, Iowa State University, the United States Air Force Academy, and many more.
"I really like all the challenges it gives me because gymnastics isn't a usual sport, so it's really fun to see how far I can push myself and find out what skills I can learn," Six said about her passion for the sport.
Six will join the TWU team next year post-graduation from Waxahachie High School in 2021, in the top three percent of her class, while working out at Waxahachie Gymnastics Center 25 plus hours per week. Six looks forward to a competitive season training and upgrading her routines to make them "college-ready."