College Corner

We want to acknowledge all of our athletes both prepping to go to college and those who have already taken the leap! These student athletes work countless hours in the gym and maintain excellent grades as well. CONGRATULATIONS!

Tia G. signs with San Jose State University.
Full ride!

Tia G.

Level 10 

2017 JO Nationals in 


with her coaches
Stevie Blum and Don Eckert! 

Congratulations Tia and coaches!

 Level 10 Athletes


San Jose State University

Tia Level 10, two time National Championship qualifier, member of 1st place Region One team. Tia will study Kinesiology at SJSU.

"Graduation is not the end; it's the beginning."

                                                           ~Tia G.

Azuza Pacific University

Shelby brightens up the room when she walks in. The little kids adore her and so do we. Shelby is studying Criminal Justice at Azuza Pacific and her Acrobatics & Tumbling Team ranked 2nd in the Nation in 2018!

Azuza Pacific University

As an athlete at Performance Athletics, Ashleigh was a leader on the team. With her positive attitude and infectious smile she was always an asset to the gym. Ashley also cheered for her high school team, SLO High which made switching to Acro and Tumbling seamless. We will miss Ashleigh greatly as she heads off to college but know that whatever she takes on... she will accomplish. Good luck, Ashleigh! 

Cornell University

At Cornell

Vernacchia, a three-year starter on beam, opened every meet on beam as a junior in 2014. One of the team’s most consistent contributors, she went 9.725 against William & Mary for a career-best score, just above the 9.700 she hit at the ECAC Championships. Vernacchia was in the lineup for 11 of 12 meets as a sophomore in 2013. She also opened in the lineup twice on vault. Vernacchia scored better than 9.6 in three different meets on beam, including a 9.675 at the Ivy Classic. That was good for 11th place overall. Vernacchia was a starter on vault and beam as a freshman in 2012. She ranked among the team leaders on beam, posting a 9.605 regional qualifying score Vernacchia had five scores of 9.6 or better on the event, including a 9.650 at the Ivy Classic. She also had a career high on vault with a 9.550 at the Ivy meet.

Prior to Cornell
A graduate of San Luis Obispo HS, she was a two-year level 10 state and regional competitor for Performance Athletics Gymnastics.  Vernacchia was team captain for five years.  In high school, she was a member of the California Scholarship Federation, the National Honor Society, the Newspaper, the Mock Trial and was on the Honor Roll.