Recruit Files: Mya Pringle, Rutgers

Name: Mya Pringle
Club: Orlando Metro Gymnastics
High School Graduation Year: 2021

NCAA Team: Rutgers
Commitment Announcement: Instagram
Social Handles: Twitter | Instagram 

Personal Bests 

Vault Uneven Bars Balance Beam Floor Exercise
9.750 9.850 9.600 9.450


Vault Uneven Bars Balance Beam Floor Exercise
2020 Pikes Peak Cup 2020 Tim Rand Invite 2018 Tampa Bay Turner’s Invitational 2020 Tampa Bay Turner’s Invitational

About Mya

Pringle is a 2019 level 10 nationals qualifier. Earlier that year she tied for fifth place on beam at the Florida state meet. She also won silver on beam at the state meet in 2018. She scored career highs on vault and bars in 2020.

What She Brings to Rutgers


  • Skill: Yurchenko full
  • Results: second place at the 2020 Pikes Peak Cup (career high)
  • Margin of Improvement: Pringle could improve her vault’s height, as her landings are a bit deep. Her form in the air is pretty good, though.
  • Impact on the Team: Rutgers’ two best vaulters, Kaitlyn Hall and Toni Williams, will have graduated once Pringle gets to college. She has the potential to replace their scores well.

Uneven Bars

  • Skills: blind half to piked Jaeger, bail to handstand, double layout dismount
  • Results: first place at the 2020 Tim Rand Invite (career high)
  • Margin of Improvement: Pringle is not always very consistent, but when she hits, her routine is clean and elegant. Her dismount is quite piked in the air, though, and risks being downgraded to a double pike.
  • Impact on the Team: Two out of three of Rutgers’ best bar workers will still be competing once Pringle arrives in New Brunswick. She, Hannah Joyner and Abigail Karolewski will be a dynamic trio.

Balance Beam

  • Skills: full turn, BHS + LOSO, front walkover, split leap to straddle jump half to beat jump, double twist dismount
  • Results: second place at the 2018 Florida state meet
  • Margin of Improvement: The most recent of Pringle’s beam videos is from 2018, and since then, her scores have been inconsistent. She can be a good beam worker, except for a minor knee bend on some acrobatic elements. She will need to work on her nerves, though.
  • Impact on the Team: Rutgers showed incredible potential on beam in 2020, with senior Erin McLachlan posting a 9.950. Pringle has the ability to help the team continue its strong performances here, but she will need to improve her consistency. 

Floor Exercise

  • Skills: double pike, 1.5 twist to front layout, double tuck
  • Results: third place at the 2020 Tampa Bay Turner’s Invitational
  • Margin of Improvement: Pringle could work on her landings a bit more. She has very interesting choreography!
  • Impact on the Team: Rutgers’ best floor worker, Belle Huang, will have just graduated once Pringle joins the team. She will replace her scores well.

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Article by Talitha Ilacqua

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