Anchorage (KTUU) The first athlete to leave UAA amid the university's financial uncertainties is Wasilla gymnast Ali Marvel.
This was first reported by Anchorage Daily News. UAA Athletics spokesperson Nathan Sagan confirmed to KTUU Friday that Marvel is indeed transferring to the University of Wyoming. The University of Wyoming does not have a gymnastics team.
Marvel was a freshman on UAA's gymnastic team this season, posting a career high 9.775 on the vault against Brown in January of this year.
KTUU reached out to Marvel for comment but has not heard back as of this posting.
Copyright 2019 KTUU. All rights reserved.