UCLA gymnast Nya Reed hopes to inspire little girls with her 'comeback' tour​

Nya Reed, a former University of Florida all-around gymnast, has embraced a new persona as a UCLA Bruin, displaying a stunning floor routine that went viral. Reed, known for her lively performances and powerful vaulting displays, has embraced a new attitude as a Bruin, referring to her new approach as a "comeback tour." This season, the six-time NCAA All-American is performing for a new crowd after taking a break from the sport last year to focus on her mental health.

Reed's evolution as an athlete has been notable, and she credits her new mindset for her success. She is a better teammate now and has developed her own unique athleticism, which she describes as being more patient with her gymnastics and taking in every part of the process as the key to big awards and big wins. Reed's dedication to herself and long hours at a young age is now reaping the benefits.

Her perfect 10 on her floor routine has so far been an inspiration to many, but Reed states that she performs it for little girls and to make them feel more represented in sports. Reed, a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., also pays tribute to her sorority during performances, making history as the first UCLA gymnast to wear Greek letters during a floor routine.

She hopes that people who see the letters will take the time to research and learn about the organization. Reed is determined to use her platform to create awareness of Delta Sigma Theta and other organizations within the National Pan-Hellenic Council's Divine Nine sororities and fraternities.

I have high expectations for 'Lil Red,' and she always shows up and shows out every time," Reed said. "I do it for little girls, and I want people to get up and dance during my routines. I also want them to watch me and want to see what I'm going to do next."

This comeback tour is just getting started for Reed, and she has big goals for the future. At the same time, she hopes to inspire other little girls who look like her to follow in her footsteps.

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