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Roster Notes – Week 2

Bold = currently in the lineup
Not bold = has been in the lineup/done exhibition this season


UCLA
Seniors
Brielle Nguyen
BB
  • Competed BB in first 2 meets, avg of 9.800
Katelyn Ohashi
BB
FX
  • Anchored BB, FX lineups in first two meets—no score lower than 9.900
  • Scored 10.000 on FX in week 2
Stella Savvidou
  • Did not compete in first 2 meets
Macy Toronjo UB
  • Performed exhibition on UB in week 2
Juniors
Anna Glenn
UB
  • Competed UB in first 2 meets, avg of 9.775
  • Limited with knee tendonitis
Grace Glenn
VT
UB
BB
  • Competed VT, UB, BB in first meet
  • Did not compete in second meet
Felicia Hano
VT
FX
Madison Kocian
UB
BB
  • Competed UB in first 2 meets, avg of 9.838
  • Added BB in week 2 for 9.850
Gracie Kramer
VT
FX
  • Competed FX in first 2 meets, avg of 9.938
  • Added VT in week 2 (Yfull) for 9.775
Kyla Ross
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed AA in first 2 meets, avg 39.675
  • Scored 10.000 on UB in week 2
Mercedez Sanchez
  • Has not competed for UCLA
Sophomores
Nia Dennis
VT
BB
FX
  • Competed VT, BB in first 2 meets, avg of 9.363 VT (week 1 fall), 9.800 BB
  • Competed FX in first meet, not in second meet
Savannah Kooyman
UB
  • Debuted on UB in meet 2 with 9.775
  • Did not compete in first meet
Kendal Poston
VT
BB
  • Performed exhibition on VT, BB in week 2, score of 9.850 on VT
Pauline Tratz
VT
FX
  • Competed VT, FX in first 2 meets, avg of 9.825 VT, 9.875 FX
Freshmen
Norah Flatley
VT
UB

BB
FX
  • Added FX in week 2 to compete AA for 39.275
  • Competed VT, UB, BB in week 1
Margzetta Frazier
VT
UB
FX
  • Added VT (Yfull) and FX for week 2 for 9.825, 9.925
  • Competed UB in first 2 meets for 9.900 avg
Sara Taubman
  • Did not compete in first 2 meets
Sekai Wright
  • Did not compete in first 2 meets following ankle injury

 

OKLAHOMA
Seniors
Brenna Dowell
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed AA in week 1 for 39.550
  • Competed VT, UB, FX in week 2, with exhibition on BB
Ashley Hiller
  • Did not compete in first 2 meets
Nicole Lehrmann
VT
UB
BB
  • Competed VT, UB, BB in first 2 meets, avg of 9.912 VT, 9.925 UB, 9.875 BB
Alex Marks
UB
  • Competed UB in first 2 meets for 9.863
Juniors
Jade
DeGouveia
VT
FX
  • Competed VT, FX in first 2 meets, avg of 9.950 VT, 9.838 FX
Maggie Nichols
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed AA in first two meets, avg of 39.700
  • Scored 10.000 on VT in week 1
Brehanna Showers
VT
UB
BB

FX
  • Competed UB, BB in week 2
  • Competed VT, UB, FX (fall) in week 1
  • Late scratch from BB lineup in week 1
Sophomores
Jordan Draper
  • Did not compete in first 2 meets
Evy Schoepfer
VT
BB
FX
  • Showed exhibition BB in week 1
  • Showed exhibition VT, FX in week 2
Karrie Thomas
UB
  • Currently slated as alternate for UB
Anastasia Webb
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed UB, BB, FX in first 2 meets, avg of 9.863 UB, 9.925 BB, 9.875 FX
  • Late scratch on VT in week 2
Carly Woodard
BB
  • Competed BB in first 2 meets, avg of 9.800
Freshmen
Emma LaPinta
FX
  • Debuted on FX in week 2 for 9.125
  • Did not compete in first meet
Allie Stern
VT
FX
  • Late add to VT lineup in week 2 for 9.850
  • Showed exhibition on VT, FX in week 1
Olivia Trautman
VT
BB
FX
  • Competed VT, BB, FX in first 2 meets, avg of 9.863 VT, 9.862 BB, 9.938 FX

 

FLORIDA
Seniors
Alicia Boren
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed AA in first meet for 39.575
Amanda Cheney
  • Did not compete in first meet
Juniors
Sierra Alexander
VT
  • Competed VT in first meet for 9.775
Maegan Chant
  • Did not compete in first meet
Rachel Gowey
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed AA in first meet for 39.325
Amelia Hundley
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed UB, BB, FX in first meet for 9.875 UB, 9.850 BB, 9.850 FX
Sophomores
Alyssa Baumann
  • Injured in training prior to first meet and did not compete
Jazmyn Foberg
  • Elbow surgery in November, likely out for 2019
Megan Skaggs
UB
BB
  • Competed UB, BB in first meet for 9.925, 9.875
Freshmen
Leah Clapper
BB
  • Competed BB in first meet for 9.875
Sydney Johnson-Scharpf
FX
  • Competed FX in first meet for 9.750
Nya Reed
VT
FX
  • Competed VT, FX in first meet for 9.775 VT, 9.925 FX
Savannah Schoenherr
VT
UB
  • Competed VT (Y1.5), UB in first meet for 9.450 VT, 9.875 UB
Halley Taylor
VT
FX
  • Did not compete in first meet
Trinity Thomas
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed AA in first meet for 39.475

 

LSU
Seniors
Julianna
Cannamela
VT
  • Competed VT in first 2 meets, avg of 9.800
Sarah Finnegan
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed AA in first 2 meets, avg of 39.575
Lexie
Priessman
VT
UB
  • Competed VT, UB in first 2 meets, avg of 9.850 VT, 9.850 UB
  • Once again hopes to add FX later in year
Juniors
Kennedi
Edney
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed AA in first 2 meets, avg of 39.237
Ruby Harrold
VT
UB
FX
  • Competed VT, UB, FX in first 2 meets, avg of 9.550 VT (week 1 fall), 9.838 UB, 9.838 FX
McKenna
Kelley
(redshirt)
FX
  • Injured in FX warmups in week 2, did not compete
  • Made return from Achilles injury in first meet for 9.900 on FX
Ashlyn Kirby
  • Did not participate in first 2 meets, currently injured
Sophomores
Reagan Campbell
BB
FX
  • Debuted on FX in week 2 for 9.850
  • Competed BB in first 2 meets, avg of 9.850
Bridget Dean
UB
BB
  • Competed UB, BB in first 2 meets, avg of 9.750 UB, 9.725 BB
Christina Desiderio
BB
FX
  • Competed BB in week 2 for 9.275
  • Competed BB, FX in week 1 for 9.825, 9.250
Sami Durante
UB
BB
  • Competed UB, BB in first 2 meets, avg of 9.838 UB, 9.788 BB
Sarah Edwards
VT
FX
  • Competed VT, FX in first 2 meets, avg of 9.575 VT (fall week 1), 9.812 FX
Olivia Gunter
  • Did not compete in first 2 meets
Freshmen
Rebecca D’Antonio
  • Did not compete in first 2 meets
Bailey Ferrer
  • Made LSU debut on FX in week 2 for 9.550

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ROSTER NOTES – WEEK 1

Continuing the roster notes from the preseason, I’ll keep them going during the season to reflect the current lineup status of each athlete.

Bold = currently in the lineup
Not bold = has been in the lineup/done exhibition this season


UCLA
Seniors
Brielle Nguyen
BB
  • Returned to BB lineup in first meet for 9.825
Katelyn Ohashi
BB
FX
  • Anchored BB, FX lineups in first meet for 9.900, 9.950
Stella Savvidou
  • Did not compete in first meet
Macy Toronjo
  • Did not compete in first meet
Juniors
Anna Glenn
UB
  • Returned to UB lineup in first meet for 9.800
  • Limited with foot tendonitis
Grace Glenn
VT
UB
BB
  • Made debut on VT, UB in first meet for 9.750, 9.200
  • Returned to BB lineup for 9.875
Felicia Hano
VT
FX
  • Sprained ankle during first meet
  • Returned to VT, FX for 9.900, 9.225
Madison Kocian
UB
  • Currently limited to UB due to injury
  • Competed UB for 9.825
Gracie Kramer
FX
  • Returned to FX lineup in first meet for 9.950
  • Did not compete VT
Kyla Ross
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Returned to AA in first meet for 39.650
  • Debuted Y1.5 on VT
Mercedez Sanchez
  • Has not competed for UCLA
Sophomores
Nia Dennis
VT
BB
FX
  • Returned to VT, BB, FX lineups in first meet for 9.200, 9.725, 9.875
  • Did not compete UB in first meet after competing each week in 2018
  • Debuted Y1.5 in VT (fall)
Savannah Kooyman
  • Did not compete in first meet
Kendal Poston
  • Scratched from VT lineup and did not compete in first meet
Pauline Tratz
VT
FX
  • Returned to VT, FX in first meet for 9.800, 9.825
  • May or may not have gone before the judge’s flag on VT
Freshmen
Norah Flatley
VT
UB

BB
  • Debuted in 3 lineups – VT, UB, BB – in first meet for 9.750, 9.825, 9.875
Margzetta Frazier
UB
FX
  • Debuted on UB in first meet for 9.875
  • Performed exhibition on FX
  • Did not show VT in first meet
Sara Taubman
  • Did not compete in first meet
Sekai Wright

 

OKLAHOMA
Seniors
Brenna Dowell
VT
UB
BB

FX
  • Showed first competition BB routine in first meet for 9.875
  • Returned to lineups on VT, UB, FX for 9.900, 9.900, 9.875
Ashley Hiller
  • Did not compete in first meet
Nicole Lehrmann
VT
UB
BB
  • Debuted Y1.5 on VT in first meet for 9.900
  • Returned on UB, BB for 9.950, 9.900
Alex Marks
UB
  • Made competition debut on UB in first meet for 9.850
Juniors
Jade
DeGouveia
VT
FX
  • Made FX lineup after showing 2 FXs in 2018 – 9.825
  • Returned to VT lineup for 9.950
Maggie Nichols
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Returned to AA in first meet for 39.750
Brehanna Showers
VT
UB
FX
  • Led off 3 events – VT, UB, FX – in first meet for 9.875, 9.825, 9.175.
  • Late scratch from the BB lineup
Sophomores
Jordan Draper
  • Did not compete in first meet
Evy Schoepfer
BB
  • Showed exhibition beam in first meet
Karrie Thomas
  • Did not compete in first meet after transfer from Maryland
Anastasia Webb
UB
BB
FX
  • Returned to lineups on UB, BB, FX in first meet for 9.875, 9.925, 9.850
  • Did not compete VT, has shown upgraded Y1.5 in training
Carly Woodard
BB
  • Made beam lineup in first meet for 9.875
Freshmen
Emma LaPinta
  • Did not compete in first meet
Allie Stern
VT
FX
  • Showed exhibition on VT (Y1.5) and FX in first meet
Olivia Trautman
VT
BB
FX
  • Debuted in three lineups – VT, BB, FX – in frist meet for 9.850, 9.900, 9.950

 

FLORIDA
Seniors
Alicia Boren
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed AA every week in 2018
  • RQS of 9.930 FX, 9.920 BB, 9.880 UB, 9.870 VT
  • #1 returning RQS on VT, BB, FX
  • 10.0-start Y1.5 on VT
Amanda Cheney
  • Did not compete in 2018
  • Competed 5 BBs, 1 VT in 2017
Juniors
Sierra Alexander
VT
  • Competed 4 VTs in 2018 before injury
  • Average of 9.763
Maegan Chant
VT
UB
FX
  • Competed 1 VT in 2018 for 9.825
  • Made final 2017 UB lineup for 9.820
  • Can provide 10.0-start Tsuk 1/1 on VT
Rachel Gowey
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Made final 2018 lineups on UB, BB, FX
  • RQS of 9.915 BB, 9.885 UB
  • Showed 4 VTs for 9.831 average
Amelia Hundley
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed AA in 6 meets in 2018
  • Made final lineups on all four events
  • RQS of 9.905 UB. 9.865 BB, 9.825 FX
  • #1 returning score on UB
  • VT avg of 9.832
Sophomores
Alyssa Baumann
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed BB, FX every week in 2018
  • Ranked #10 nationally on BB
  • RQS of 9.920 BB, 9.900 FX
  • VTed 4 times for 9.733 avg
Jazmyn Foberg
  • Elbow surgery in November, likely out for 2019
  • RQS of 9.850 VT, 9.840 UB in 2018
Megan Skaggs
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Made final 2018 lineups on VT, UB, BB
  • RQS of 9.860 BB, 9.840 UB
  • Avg of 9.795 VT, 9.706 FX
Freshmen
Leah Clapper
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Gym America
  • 9th AA, 2018 JO Nationals
  • Senior elite, 2016-2017
Sydney Johnson-Scharpf
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Brandy Johnson’s
  • US elite, 2013-2017
Nya Reed
VT
FX
  • Capital
  • 4th VT, FX – 2018 JO Nationals
Savannah Schoenherr
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Georgia Elite
  • 2nd AA, 2018 JO Nationals
  • Y1.5 on VT
Halley Taylor
VT
FX
  • La Fleur’s
  • 8th AA, 2018 JO Nationals
  • 6th VT, 2013 Junior Classic
Trinity Thomas
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Prestige
  • US elite, 2015-present
  • Y1.5 on VT

 

LSU
Seniors
Julianna
Cannamela
VT
  • Returned to VT lineup in first meet with Yfull for 9.850
Sarah Finnegan
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Recroded 39.675 in return in AA in first meet
Lexie
Priessman
VT
UB
  • Competed VT, UB in opening meet for 9.900, 9.775
  • Once again hopes to add FX later in year
Juniors
Kennedi
Edney
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Recorded 39.300 in return to AA in first meet
Ruby Harrold
VT
UB
FX
  • Competed VT, UB, FX in first meet for 9.250, 9.925, 9.850
  • Fall on Y1.5 on VT
McKenna
Kelley
(redshirt)
FX
  • Made return from Achilles injury in first meet for 9.900 on FX
Ashlyn Kirby
  • Did not participate in first meet, currently injured
Sophomores
Reagan Campbell
BB
  • Returned to BB lineup in opening meet for 9.875
Bridget Dean
UB
BB
  • Made LSU competition debut in first meet for 9.750 UB, 9.775 BB
Christina Desiderio
BB
FX
  • Returned to BB, FX lineups in first meet for 9.825, 9.250
Sami Durante
UB
BB
  • Returned to UB lineup in first meet for 9.850
  • Made BB debut in first meet for 9.850
Sarah Edwards
VT
FX
  • Competed VT, FX in opening meet for 9.350, 9.850
  • Fall on Y1.5 on VT
Olivia Gunter
  • Did not compete in first meet
Freshmen
Rebecca D’Antonio
  • Did not compete in first meet
Bailey Ferrer
  • Did not compete in first meet

Continue reading ROSTER NOTES – WEEK 1

NCAA Roster Reveals

We still have quite some time before we become fully ensnared by anticipation for the NCAA season, but we need this right now. So in case you hadn’t heard, late August is already upon us. The actual meets may still be more than four months away, but mandatory-bonding-exercises season is ALIVE AND WELL. And isn’t that what we’re really here for? (It isn’t.)

Late August also means that we’re right in the midst of roster-reveal season. This will happen in stages and incompletely—some schools won’t actually know their rosters until the season is almost over (barely kidding), some freshmen won’t arrive until January and will be badly kept secrets until then, some walk-ons will disappear in about 2.5 months—but we do already have some complete rosters to inspect. I’ll note all newcomers, as well as any early or unexpected departures and any applicable coaching changes.

Oklahoma

Added signed freshmen Olivia Trautman and Allie Stern and walk-on Emma LaPinta.

Added sophomore transfer Karrie Thomas from Maryland. Last season, Thomas had a floor RQS of 9.850 and a bars RQS of 9.820.

Florida

Added signed freshmen Trinity Thomas, Sydney Johnson-Scarpf, Leah Clapper, Savannah Schoenherr, and Nya Reed, and walk-on Halley Taylor.

Francesca Lawal is no longer on the roster.

LSU

Added freshman walk-on Rebecca D’Antonio. (Bailey Ferrer is slated to be a January addition.)

Gracen Standley is no longer on the roster. Standley did not compete in 2018.

Utah

Added signed freshmen Hunter Dula, Cammy Hall, Cristal Isa, and Adrienne Randall.

Erika Muhaw is no longer on the roster, having graduated in three years—so she was technically a senior last season even though it was only her third year at Utah. Continue reading NCAA Roster Reveals

2018 NCAA Roster Changes

An account of all the comings and goings and various soap operas that have happened to NCAA rosters since last season.

All roster changes from the 2017 squads (including graduations, transfers, medical retirements, and mysterious disappearances) are noted in each team’s section.

*When I say “graduated,” I’m using it as a catch-all to mean the four years of competition eligibility have expired, even if they’re currently still in school for a fifth year.

OKLAHOMA
DEPARTURES
GRADUATED SENIORS
 Chayse Capps
Reagan Hemry
Charity Jones
Kara Lovan
Nicole Turner
McKenzie Wofford
NO LONGER ON ROSTER
Megan Thompson  Junior
NEWCOMERS
FRESHMEN
Jordan Draper
Abigail Matthews
Evy Schoepfer
Anastasia Webb
Carly Woodard
TRANSFERS
Ashley Hiller Junior, from Florida
LSU
DEPARTURES
GRADUATED SENIORS
Sydney Ewing
Ashleigh Gnat
Shae Zamardi
NO LONGER ON ROSTER
Kaitlyn Szafranski Junior, transfer to Arizona State
NEWCOMERS
FRESHMEN
Reagan Campbell
Bridget Dean
Christina Desiderio
Sami Durante
Sarah Edwards
Olivia Gunter
Gracen Standley
FLORIDA
DEPARTURES
GRADUATED SENIORS
Claire Boyce
NO LONGER ON ROSTER
Lacy Dagen Junior, transfer to Oregon State
Ashley Hiller Junior, transfer to Oklahoma
Ericha Fassbender Ineligible
Peyton Ernst Sophomore, transfer to Alabama
NEWCOMERS
FRESHMEN
Alyssa Baumann
Vanasia Bradley
Jazmyn Foberg
Abigail Hair
Megan Skaggs
Nicole Webb
UCLA
DEPARTURES
GRADUATED SENIORS
Angi Cipra
Mikaela Gerber
Hallie Mossett
NO LONGER ON ROSTER
Maria Caire  Sophomore
Madison Preston  Junior, medical retirement
NEWCOMERS
FRESHMEN
Nia Dennis
Sofia Gonzalez
Rebecca Karlous
Savannah Kooyman
Kendal Poston
Pauline Tratz
Lilia Waller
UTAH
DEPARTURES
GRADUATED SENIORS
Baely Rowe
NEWCOMERS
FRESHMEN
Alexia Burch
Sydney Soloski
ALABAMA
DEPARTURES
GRADUATED SENIORS
Katie Bailey
Amanda Jetter
Keely McNeer
Mary Lillian Sanders
Aja Sims
Mackenzie Valentin
NO LONGER ON ROSTER
Jenna Bresette Junior
Caitlin Cole Sophomore
NEWCOMERS
FRESHMEN
Kylie Dickson
Lexie Graber
Bailie Key
Alonza Klopfer
TRANSFERS
Peyton Ernst Sophomore, from Florida
NEBRASKA
DEPARTURES
GRADUATED SENIORS
Jennie Laeng
Ashley Lambert
NO LONGER ON ROSTER
Alexa Clark Junior
Megan Kuo Junior
Laura Oh Sophomore
Kami Shows Junior
NEWCOMERS
FRESHMEN
Makayla Curtis
Anika Dujakovich
Karley Hutchinson
Torri Hutchinson
Kynsee Roby
Megan Verceles Carr
WASHINGTON
DEPARTURES
GRADUATED SENIORS
Kaitlyn Duranczyk
Janae Janik
Alex Yacalis
NO LONGER ON ROSTER
Emily Liddle Senior
NEWCOMERS
FRESHMEN
Jennifer Oh
Geneva Thompson
Hannah Willmarth
DENVER
DEPARTURES
GRADUATED SENIORS
Rachel Fielitz
Julia Ross
NEWCOMERS
FRESHMEN
Lynnzee Brown
Emily Glynn
Mia Sundstrom
MICHIGAN
DEPARTURES
GRADUATED SENIORS
Nicole Artz
Talia Chiarelli
NEWCOMERS
FRESHMEN
Lauren Farley
Sam Javanbakht
Syd Townsend

Continue reading 2018 NCAA Roster Changes

2017-2018 NCAA Freshman Playlist

I’ve added a new feature to the site, a compilation of links to the latest routine videos of next year’s NCAA freshmen so that they’re all in one place for when you inevitably need to evaluate what next season’s classes will look like and how tragic they’re going to be. This way, you don’t have to go painstakingly scouring YouTube for them and end up running into this old problem.

No. I certainly did not.

2017-2018 FRESHMAN PLAYLIST

These are the latest extant videos, so for some they’re from a couple of weeks ago, and for some they’re from 2014 because no one has seen you do a beam routine since then. Wherever possible, I tried to use YT videos from USAG, R5 Insider, or the gymnast’s parents so that everyone can watch, but when necessary I went to Flo Pro because…that’s where the videos are.

Once we get rosters for the 2018 season, we’ll know more about the other walk-ons to be added (i.e., who they are, if they actually showed up, and what their names happen to be).

Coming and Going, 2017-2018 Edition

Alright, what have you done for me lately, NCAA gym?

With JO Nationals coming up this weekend, focus is already shifting to the future—which gymnasts are leaving and which gymnasts are entering next season to make their teams inevitable garbage beautiful swans of success that will definitely win all the championships.

So, here’s a quick breakdown of the routines that are going away due to senioring and other reasons, along with the freshmen who will enter in 2018 and be expected to replace them.

I’ve noted which newbies are competing in which divisions of JO Nationals this weekend, so if you team is looking a little “What’s a bars routine?” you know which results to look out for.


OKLAHOMA

OUT:
Chayse Capps
Reagan Hemry
Charity Jones
Kara Lovan
Nicole Turner
McKenzie Wofford

Vault Bars Beam Floor
Marks Capps Jones Jones
Capps Catour Lehrmann Brown
DeGouveia Dowell Catour Dowell
Dowell Lehrmann Brown Capps
Jackson Wofford Nichols Nichols
Nichols Nichols Capps Jackson

IN:
Jordan Draper – qualified senior F
Abigail Matthews – qualified senior D
Evy Schoepfer – qualified senior E
Anastasia Webb – qualified senior E


LSU

OUT:
Sydney Ewing
Ashleigh Gnat
Shae Zamardi

Vault Bars Beam Floor
Finnegan Zamardi Macadaeg Ewing
Hambrick Hambrick Hambrick Zamardi
Ewing Harrold Ewing Hambrick
Harrold Edney Edney Finnegan
Edney Finnegan Finnegan Kelley
Gnat Priessman Gnat Gnat

IN:
Reagan Campbell
Gracen Standley


FLORIDA

OUT:
Claire Boyce
Lacy Dagen
Ashley Hiller

Vault Bars Beam Floor
Hundley Boren Baker McLaughlin
Alexander Chant McLaughlin Slocum
Baker Gowey Hundley Hundley
Boren Baker Gowey McMurtry
Slocum Hundley Boren Boren
McMurtry McMurtry McMurtry Baker

IN:
Alyssa Baumann
Vanasia Bradley
Jazmyn Foberg
Megan Skaggs
Nicole Webb


UCLA

OUT:
Angi Cipra
Mikaela Gerber
Peng-Peng Lee (?)
Hallie Mossett

Vault Bars Beam Floor
Cipra Meraz Gerber Ohashi
Kocian Honest Mossett Toronjo
Hall Savvidou Kocian Ross
Hano Kocian Ross Cipra
Ross Ross Lee Kocian
Preston Lee Ohashi Mossett

IN:
Nia Dennis – qualified senior F
Pauline Tratz
Kendal Poston – qualified senior E Continue reading Coming and Going, 2017-2018 Edition

NLI Week 2017-2018

On the bright side, at least we’ll all be dead soon.

Anyway, Wednesday marks the beginning of NLI week, the annual period during which schools finally reveal to us which gymnasts have signed on to join their programs for the 2018 competition season. The large majority will not be a surprise since most of these gymnasts have been verbally committed since the late 1860s, but there are always a few little pieces of interest (usually regarding who doesn’t sign rather than who does).

To review:
-NLI = National Letter of Intent
-When a gymnast signs an NLI, it signals the end of the recruiting process and confirms a gymnast’s intent to attend the school in question. At this point, all other schools must cease recruiting.
-The NLI is accompanied by the athletic aid (scholarship) agreement. Gymnasts can’t sign NLIs if they are not receiving athletic aid, though they can receive athletic aid without signing an NLI.

So, let’s see what we see.

The cool thing these days is to announce the signees one-by-one on twitter, so if this information is urgent to you, keep checking there. I’ll add teams here once they issue the formal release about the entire class.

FLORIDARelease
Megan Skaggs and Vanasia Bradley

Two former elites for Florida. (Former elite??? Florida??? Well I never!) Skaggs competed elite through 2015 and into the senior division, while Bradley was a junior elite until her 2013 injury.

In addition to this pair, Alyssa Baumann is also slated to join the entering 2017-2018 class, but she signed her NLI last season with her original class. Continue reading NLI Week 2017-2018