Hurd's Storytelling Stretches Beyond Her Gymnastics Routines


Editor's note: This is the third installment of a series featuring the first-season journey of Gators gymnast Morgan Hurd, a highly decorated elite gymnast and 2017 all-around champion at the World Championships. Hurd made her UF debut Jan. 6 after having to sit out her freshman season due to a knee injury. First installment | Second installment GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In the spring of 2022, Florida gymnast Morgan Hurd unraveled the experiences of Michele Juskowitz, Ellie Lazzari and Ellie Uchida-Prebor, who were all born in China and adopted. In the story for UF's Sparks Magazine, Hurd conveyed the gray areas adoptees can face: disconnection from family, identity, and being apart from a community.