At only 16 years old, Olympic champion Gabby Douglas has been the number one recruit for the prestigious all-girl school, Spelman College. The President of the historically Black university, Beverly Daniel Tatum, headed out to London to personally gift the gold medal-winning gymnast with a congratulatory note, school t-shirt and a CD containing a song produced by the college.
According to TMZ, Tatum is certain Douglas will excel at the Georgia school. “A young woman who has demonstrated the drive and discipline needed to achieve world-class excellence is likely to have what it takes to be successful at Spelman,” she says. “We would welcome her interest in the college.”
There’s no word on whether the young athlete will choose to attend the institute, but we’re sure she’ll make a great fit at whichever university she ends up.