[Bill Ackerman - For Shaw Media]
Freundt placed third on beam with an 8.675 and third on floor with an 8.9 during her high school debut on Nov. 21 at the Hinsdale South Hornet Invite to help Oswego co-op take second overall among the nine-team field.
“I’ve been doing gymnastics since kindergarten, but I had been done with club for a while so this seemed like a fun idea to try,” she said. “I wanted to get involved in something at school and this has been much easier to step in to.”
Freundt is one of 11 newcomers to the squad, which didn’t lose anyone from last year’s team that won a regional.
“We’ve actually doubled in size and these are talented girls so it helps,” Oswego co-op coach Bailey DiGrazia said. “They’re pretty split down the middle so they’re close to each other in skills levels. They’ve already done a lot of things outside, like team dinners, where they try to get to know each other better and the veterans are here to push them and help them feel welcome.”