Former CSUF Hall of Famer and AIAW All-American (BB, FX) Carol "Lefty Johnson" passed away Saturday, according to a tweet by Cal-State Fullerton. Johnston's pioneering achievements are especially notable as she lacked a complete right arm but that challenge did not prevent her from becoming a top AAer. She had been battling early onset Altzheimer's.
Ella Zirbes from Flips Gymnastics has announced her commitment to Utah. She competed in the 2018 Hopes Classic, placing 3rd AA. She placed 1st on floor at the US Classic. She earned her qualifying score to Jr. Elite earier this season, qualifying her to the US Classic.
Stanford has announced the retirement of Associate Head Coach Chris Swircek. He has been with the program for 15 years, and was a two-time Regional NCAA Assistant Coach of the Year. The former San Jose State Spartan athlete will continue on as a volunteer assistant and camp director.
Link: Stanford Release
UCLA has made it official and has elevated Associate Head Coach Chris Waller to Head Coach. He's been on the coaching staff for 17 years. The former Bruin athlete was an NCAA champion, US Champion and Olympian.
Link: UCLA Release.
UIC's standout Alisa Sheremeta will transfer to Missouri for her sophomore season. She was a USA Gymnastics All-American on FX in her first season. The UIC program has been discontinued and some team members are continuing their competitive careers by transferring.
2019 NCAA team, vault and AA champ Maggie Nichols was named the 2019 Honda Award winner for gymnastics. In total, she is a six time champion, including the back-to-back AA champ.
Auburn has announced the addition of Morgan Leigh Oldham, Elise Panzer and Anna Sumner for 2019-2020. We covered the commits of Panzer and Sumner previously, buy Oldham was previously committed to Arkansas. She's a L10 fron Sonshine Gymnastics and a 2015 and 2017 JO National qualifier.
Link: AU Release