UCLA (and USC) have announced their intent to leave the Pac 12 to join the Big Ten for the 2024-2025 season. Although certain sports will not join the Big Ten, gymnastics will shift to the newly expanded Big Ten. Sports media experts say the move is spurred by the attraction of a share of a larger TV contract, driven by football Over the last several years, the SEC and Big Ten have driven to separate themselves from the rest of the conference through expansion and their successful TV networks. This shift is not over, with football (and to a lesser extent, basketball) and media markets/fan base driving the way, and we may see further realignment as schools act to preserve their interests. The latest updated reports indicate that the Pac 12 10 is exploring expansion options, and that the Big 10 has told possible inquiries from Pac 12 members that it is holding off, for now, even as they actively pursue Notre Dame.
Link: UCLA Release
Link: CBS Sports Update
Sidney Schreiber to Ursinus
Amiah Thomas to Greenville
Jordan Halcom transfers from Rutgers to UW-LaCrosse
Morgan Lunn transfers from Cortland to Rhode Island College.
BJ Das and Kyle Grable have been named Assistant Coaches. Autumn Grable will be the Volunteer Coach. Das has been a Volunteer Coach for the Bruins for several seasons and is well known for her choreography. The Grables make their move from JPAC.
Announced via Instagram.
After a tremendous fundraising campaign, the UAA Seawolves' Gymnastics team has won permanent reinstatement. In 2020, the program was cut and after a campaign for reinstatement, a target of $888K was set to achieve reinstatement. That total had to be raised in two years. Nearly 1000 supporters from 37 states and 6 countries made donations.
Emily Wisehart was previously committed to USAF
Danielle Ferris, Florida Elite, is one of this age group's top prospects. She won her state (1st V/UB/FX) and regional (1st v/ub) meets. At nationals she placed 1st on vault, bars and floor and 4th AA. She scored a 10.0 on vault three times this season, including at the nationals meet.