Kaitlyn Clark has committed to Alabama according to an announcement on her web page. Clark, an International Elite at Precision in California, placed 10th AA at the '09 Nationals Championships.
The season is just around the corner, and the Women's Top 25 Coaches' Preseason Poll is available. As the teams hold their annual intrasquad meets, we're eagerly awaiting the start of another season. And what a better way to start, than with Capsule Previews of the Top 25 teams. See who's graduated, who's incoming, and how many routines are returning from last season. Check out the link in the News/Features section of the site.
Colleen Mulcahy, L10 from Arena Gymnastics in Joliet, Illinois, has committed to the University of Missouri for the 2012 season. She placed 15th AA (10th UB) in the Jr C session of 2009 JO Nationals.
Bri Hogan of the Geddart's Twistars has committed to Pittsburgh for 2011-2012, according to a site submission. The L10 placed 18th(t) and 10th(t) UB in the Junior C division at the 2009 L10 Nationals.
Link: YouTube.com Channel
Allie Flores has committed to Arizona, according to a site submission. Flores is a L10 who trains at IGI. At the 2009 Region V L10 Regionals, she placed 17th AA, 4th on VT and 3rd(t) on FX. She also placed 16th AA at the 2008 Region V L10 Regionals, Jr. C.
LSU has added Mexican National Team Member Ericka Garcia to their squad for 2010. She is a veteran of two World Championships, a Pan Am Games and numerous international competitions. Most recently, she placed 5th AA at the Hungarian Grand Prix event last month. She also won a Gold on VT and Bronze on BB at the Joaquim Blume World Cup event in 2008.
Link: LSU Release
Melanie Shaffer (Pleasant Hills, Pa.), Victoria Aepli (Dublin, Ohio), and Alexandra DeLuca (Longwood, Fla.), will join Ohio State for the 2010-2011 season. The commits of all three were covered in prior news items.
Sarena Bumbarger (Seminole, Fla.), Laura Jollie (St. Paul, Minn.), Dani Levy (New Port Richey, Fla.) and Kelsey Mazur (LaGrange, Ill.) signed Letters of Intent with MSU last week. They'll debut in the 2010-2011 season. The commits of all four were covered in prior news items.
L10s Megan Bain (Utah), Leslie Bell (Florida), Kaycee Gassaway (Washington) and Raquel Willman (Arizona) have signed Letters of Intent to compete for BYU beginning with the 2010-2011 season. The commits of Bain, Bell and Gassaway were covered in prior news items.
Willman is a L10 from the Phoenix Gymnastics Academy (PGA) in Arizona. This past spring, she captured the Regional title on UB at the Region I L10 Regionals, placing 14th AA. At the 2008 L10 Natonals, she placed 30th AA. Link: YouTube.com FX
Rebekah Gher, Arizona, Alessandra Cinfio, Illinois, and Kristen Lieberman, Illinoissigned National Letters of Intent to compete for Boise State for the 2010-2011 season. The commits of Cinfio and Lieberman were covered in prior news item.
Gher is a L10 from Oasis Gymnastics. She tied for 27th AA and 4th on BB at the 2009 L10 Nationals, Sr. C. She was also 10th AA and 3rd on BB at the 2008 Region I L10 Regionals.
Brittany Canfield, Karissa Carpenter, Holly Cunningham, Audrey Harrison, Paige Krall and Kayla Sienkowski signed with Kentucky for the 2010 season. The commites of Canfield, Cunningham and Krall were covered in prior news items.
Carpenter is a L10 who trains at Deveau's. As a L9 in 2009, she placed 15th AA and 2nd on UB at the Region V L9 Regionals. Link: Personal Web
Harrison is a L10 at Premier Athletics. In 2009, she tied for 31st AA at the L10 Nationals, Sr. B. She was also 9th AA, 2nd on FX and 5th on VT at the 2008 Region VIII L10 Regionals. Link: YouTube.com Channel
Michigan men's program has signed five athletes: Alex Bubnov, Jordan Gaarenstroom, Dylan James, Sam Mikulak, and Michael Myler.
Bubnov finished 17th AA at the 2009 VISA (US) Championships. He trains at Surgent's Elite.
Gaarenstroom finished 11th AA at the 2008 VISA Championships. The SCATS-trained athlete is coming back from injury this season. Link: YouTube.com Channel
James trains as JAG and will be looked upon to contribute on the PH. Link: YouTube.com Channel
Mikulak, also from SCATS, is a Junior National Team member who recently took 4th AA at the Jr. Pan Am Championships. He placed 2nd AA at the 2009 VISA Championships. Interview on Gymnastike.org
Myler, from All American in Utah, placed 53rd AA at the 2009 Junior Olympic Nationals.
Link: UM Release
Southern Utah has signed Jennifer Nguyen and Doniele Volopich, according to a site submission. Volopich's commit was covered in a prior news item. Nguyen is a L10 from All Olympia in southern California. At the 2009 Region I L10 Regionals, she placed 11th AA. She also placed 9th AA at the 2008 Region I Regionals.
Link: SUU Release