Local gymnast, Hallie Mossett, recently signed a national letter of intent to join the six-time NCAA National Championship UCLA Gymnastics team under the direction of Coach Valorie Kondos-Field.

Hallie, 17, is a senior at Vistamar School in El Segundo, and currently resides in Redondo Beach. She has been a gymnast since the age of 5, and the scholar-athlete has amassed quite an impressive list of gymnastics accomplishments.

In addition to holding 10 California state championship titles, she earned a spot on the TOPs National Team for four years straight, and was the first ever U.S. Challenge Hopes National All-Around and Beam Champion. Hallie moved on to elite status at the age of 11, and continued to build a resume of successes. She was a two-time U.S./American Classic Floor Exercise Champion, holds multiple VISA National Championship placements, was a three-time U.S. National Team member (with teammates Gabrielle Douglas and Jordan Weiber), and has been a member of several winning international assignment teams, including the first-place U.S. versus Japan team, first-place Gymnix team and was named as a 2011 Pan American Games Team Alternate.

Unfortunately, Hallie suffered untimely injuries that prevented her from participating in the 2012 Olympic trial process; but all is well, and she has plans of returning to competition in 2013, joining UCLA in the fall, and hopefully training for a world’s team in the future.

Hallie is known as a triple-threat, having grace, beauty and power, and she’s excitedly looking forward to the honor of competing in the NCAA as a proud Bruin, following the legacy of her brother who graduated from UCLA in 2012.

Hallie trains at West Coast Elite Gymnastics in Arcadia, under the skillful leadership of elite coaches Fernando Villa and Toni Angelova (former Bulgarian National Team gymnast), who have been her coaches since she was 7 years old.

Hallie and her family are members of the True Friendship Baptist Church in Inglewood.

More information available at: www.halliemossett.com.