Meet Angelina Minchillo – 2018 Graduating Senior

Angelina Minchillo is a Level 10 athlete training at TNT Elite Gymnastics where she is coached by Todd Weiss, Tom Kruppa and Chris Fennell.
She resides in Marlton, NJ with Edith Giordano.
In the fall, Angelina plans to attend the Quinnipiac University to study Physical Therapy.

Academic Achievements:
National Society of High School Scholars
National Honors Society Saint Thomas Aquinas Chapter
Honors with Distinction all four years of high school
Academic Achievement Awards in US History, Religion, Honors Algebra, Honors Geometry, Biology and Dance
Maria Goretti Religion Society
Sebastian Physical Education Society.

Gymnastics Achievements:
Scholarship to do Acrobatics and Tumbling at Quinnipiac University
State Qualifier Levels 4 through 9
Level 8
State and Regional Qualifier
Placed at Regional’s
Level 9
State and Regional Qualifier
Level 10 Event Specialist

Words of Wisdom:
Do not quit because of fears and anxiety, instead work hard and face them.

Mei Li Costa – 2018 Graduating Senior

Mei Li Costa is a Level 10 athlete training at Arena Gymnastics where she is coached by Ann and Valdi Kolasa.
She resides in Lawrenceville, NJ with her parents Shu Shu and Chris Costa.
In the fall, Mei Li plans to attend Brown University to study International Relations.

Academic Achievements:
National Honor Society
Honors and AP Student

Gymnastics Achievements:
Level 9
2013 Eastern National Bar Champion
2015 State AA Champion
2015 Eastern National Qualifier
Level 10
2016 State AA Champion
2016 Regional and JO Nationals Qualifier
2016 JO Nationals 9th Place AA
2017 State AA Champion
2017 Regionals and JO Nationals Qualifier

Words of Wisdom:
“Refuse to be defined by someone else’s vision of what’s possible.” – Gail Lynne Goodwin

Meet Claudia DiBenedetto – 2017 Graduating Senior

Claudia DiBenedetto is a Level 10 athlete training at Head-Over-Heels Gymnastics where she is coached by Toni Borden and Sonny Smoljan.
She resides in Eatontown, NJ with her parent’s Joe and Carla.
In the fall, Claudia will be attending Quinnipiac University to study Health Sciences.

Gymnastics Achievements:
Scholarship to Quinnipiac University for Acrobatics and Tumbling
2016 Level 10 Regional Qualifier
2014 Level 9 Regionals: 4th Vault
2014 Level 9 NJ State: 2nd Vault
2011 Level 8 NJ State Qualifier
2010 Level 7 NJ State Qualifier
2009 TOPs National Qualifier
2008 TOPs “B” National Team

Words of Wisdom:
“When you’ve got something to prove, theres nothing greater than a challenge”
-Terry Bradshaw