A U.S. national team member and a five-star prospect, Olivia Greaves signed with the Auburn gymnastics team on Wednesday on national signing day.
Greaves was an alternate for the national team at the 2021 World Championships and will come to Auburn as one of the program’s most decorated signees.
Greaves is from Staten Island, N.Y., and leads a three-athlete class for Auburn gymnastics. Hannah Hagle from Texas and Hailey John from Florida also signed with Auburn on Wednesday.
Greaves is rated as a five-star prospect by College Gym News, which factors in scoring in club competition and international competition to devise its rankings. She’s one of only 19 prospects in the class of 2022 to get a five-star rating from the site.
Greaves has trained at World Champions Centre alongside national team stars Simone Biles and Jordan Chiles.
Originally a Florida commit, Greaves told College Gym News in September that she missed Olympic Trials in the summer with an elbow fracture, and shortly after, Florida pulled her offer.
She said the day she lost her Florida offer, Auburn superstar freshman Suni Lee texted her and gave her number to the Auburn coaches.
Greaves competed internationally earlier this week in the Swiss Cup in Switzerland but left the meet early with an injury.
Signing with Auburn seemed to lift her spirits.
“Officially a Tiger!” Greaves exclaimed on an Instagram post. “A special thank you to my family and coaches for doging their all for me and always supporting me. None of this would’ve been possible without them.
“Can’t wait for what the future holds. War Eagle!”
Greaves will join the team in time for the season after next, starting in January 2023.
The Auburn gymnastics team opens the upcoming season at North Carolina on Jan. 7, 2022.