Naranjo's journey as national team members began this past summer when she, along with her three teamates, performed well enough in testing at the state level to be invited for additional testing by the National Training Staff at the Olympic facility in Huntsville.
TOPs [Testing Opportunity Program] is a USA Gymnastics talent search and education program for female gymnasts and coaches from across the United States. TOPS gymnasts are between the ages of 8 and 10 and of the 1,200 participants, only 300 qualify to participate in national testing.
Of the 300 participating, 100 girls were invited back to Texas for further training as part of the National A and B Camps. Naranjo is one of these athletes.
Coach Goodmanson is excited for Melanie. It will be an experience of a lifetime as she works to impress the National Training Staff while representing NBAA Gymnastics and Vallejo at the national level.