ANCHORAGE – New Alaska Anchorage gymnastics head coach Tanya Ho announced the first National Letter of Intent signings of her tenure Tuesday, beginning the Seawolves’ 2018-19 recruiting class with Alexandriz Britz and Katelyn Fandrich.

Britz, from Orting, Wash., was a Junior Olympics Nationals all-around qualifier in her first year of Level 10 competition in 2017. Competing for Auburn Gymnastics Center in the Tacoma area, she finished fifth in the all-around, runner-up on uneven bars and third on vault at the 2017 Region 2 Championships, and she was seventh in the all-around at this year’s Washington Optional State Championships.

As a high school sophomore in 2016, Britz earned the Level 9 all-around titles at both the Region 2 and Washington state meets.

Fandrich, from Easley, S.C., has competed at Level 10 since 2014, qualifying each year for the Region 8 Championships. Last spring she finished third on vault, bars, floor and all-around at the South Carolina State Championships, and she was a silver medalist on vault at the 2016 state meet.

Last week, Fandrich made her senior-season debut by winning the floor exercise, placing second on vault and third in the all-around at the Crown of the Carolinas meet in Rock Hill, S.C.

“Both Kate and Alex are strong Level 10 gymnastics who will make an immediate impact for us as freshmen,” Ho said. “They will fit right in with the team and we are excited to have them join the Seawolf family.”