Q&A: Gabrielle DeVries (9)


Gabrielle DeVries (9) smiles after she completes her routine. DeVries made the varsity gymnastics team as a freshman.

Ruth Chen, Author

Q: What is it like being a freshman on the varsity gymnastics team?

A: It’s fun. You definitely feel good because your freshman year you already made it, so you know that you’re just going to keep improving through your senior year.

Q: How did you get started in gymnastics?

A: I took classes at Midwest, and they suggested that I should join the team. I was like, ‘You know what, what the heck [I will do it].’ I was 12-years-old, so I did a lot in three years.

Q: How long have you been in gymnastics?

A: Three and a half years.

Q: Best part about being on the gymnastics team?

A: The best part is making new friends and the feeling when you get a good score. You just feel so fulfilled, like you’ve done something great.

Q: What is your biggest accomplishment this season?

A: I’ve broken 9 on everything except beam. That’s really hard to do, especially in high school. We set the record for highest team score this year.