Braelyn Juve to join Augustana’s Acrobatics and Tumbling team
RAPID CITY, S.D. – Augustana University in Sioux Falls announced on Nov. 19, 2020 that the Vikings would be adding an acrobatics and tumbling program, the first of its kind in the region.
A year later, the Vikings released their first-ever signing class for the team and it features a mix of local, regional and national talent.
Seventeen student-athletes will join Augustana’s Acrobatic and Tumbling team including Braelyn Juve from Rapid City.
The Sturgis High School senior made it official by signing a letter of intent on Friday, Nov. 12.
Juve competes and trains at Just Jymnastics in Rapid City.
She became a Level 9 gymnast during her sophomore year.
Now Juve is a Level 10 gymnast.
Juve plans to earn a degree in exercise science and become a licensed physical therapist.
“I actually didn’t plan on going in-state at all for college until I started talking to the coach,” said Braelyn Juve. “Then I went on my visit and learning more about what acro and tumbling is and I really just like the school, the coach and all the other girls that I met while we were there. It really just influenced my decision to sign.”
“Obviously she’s very athletic which is a huge factor which makes her successful,” said Alan Ponto, a coach at Just Jymnastics. “But one of Braelyn’s biggest assets is her personality. She’s an absolute leader in our gym. I know going into this new facility and this new program, especially being the first year that they offer it at Augie, that she’s going to be an incredible team leader and help push this program into the future.”