Former LSU star Ashleigh Clare-Kearney has been named one of nine finalists for NCAA Woman of the Year.  She is the only gymnast among the nine finalists, and one of three Division I finalists.  The 2009 NCAA champ on the vault and floor exercise, she also served as president of the LSU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee in 2008-2009.  Link:  LSU Release.
Thursday, 17 September 2009 00:47

Iowa State Hires Mann as Assistant

Iowa State has announced the hiring of Shari Mann as an assistant coach.  The former US National team member and All American (ASU) is an international rated judge and club coach.  School Release

The US squad for the upcoming World Championships includes several present and past NCAA stars.  Previously named to the team were former Cal star Tim McNeill and OU grad Jonathan Horton, as well as current Sooner Steven Legendre.  The OU pair will be joined by incoming frosh Jake Dalton and former Illinois star Wes Haagensen.  Current Illini Daniel Ribeiro is the alternate.

USA Gymnastics Release
Illinois Release
OU Release

Sunday, 13 September 2009 11:10

Kent State Announces Incoming Class of Seven

Kent State has announced their incoming class of seven athletes. The four signees are Rachel Guida, Sarah Moore, Lindsay Runyun, and Stephanie Smart. The Golden Flashes also add three walkons: Felicia Charles, Kaitlyn Darter and Lauren Wozniak. The commits of all seven were carried in previous news items at the site. Link: Kent State Release
Saturday, 12 September 2009 17:20

2010-2011: Volopich to Southern Utah

Doniele Volopich has committed to Southern Utah, according to a site submission. The L10 at Phoenix Gymnastics Academy placed 10th AA and 5th on UB at the 2009 Region I L10 Regionals, Senior B. Link: UB Video

Saturday, 12 September 2009 14:07

Karkowski Named Assistant at Pittsburgh

Terry Karkowski has been named the assistant at Pittsburgh. Karkowski has been the Head Coach at Western Michigan for the past 13 seasons. Her husband is an assistant soccer coach at Pitt. Link: Pitt Release
Saturday, 12 September 2009 14:03

2010-2011: Montoya to Sac State

Madeleine "Maddie" Montoya has committed to Sacramento State, according to a site submission.  The L10 trains at South Coast.  In 2008, she finished 3rd on VT and 13th(t) AA at the Region 1 L10 Regionals.
Thursday, 03 September 2009 07:22

2011-2012: Black to Boise State

Kelsey Black, a L10 at Oroville Gymnastics in northern California, has committed to Boise State for 2011-2012 according to a site submission. She placed 33rd AA and 5th(t) on UB at the 2009 L10 Nationals, Jr. D. Link: Channel
Tuesday, 25 August 2009 21:54

2009-2010: Utes Add Kobayashi

Utah has added Fumina Kobayashi to the roster for 2010, starting in December. She originally intended to walkon in 2010-2011, but instead will join under an available scholarship. She tied for 13th AA at the 2009 Region I L10 Regionals, Sr. B. Link: Utah Release
Monday, 24 August 2009 22:42

2010-2011: Harrington to BGSU

Megan Harrington has commited to BGSU, according to a site submission.  The L10 with Gymnastics, Etc, in Illinois placed 8th AA and 4th on FX at the 2009 Region V L10 Regionals, Senior A.  She competed as a L9 in 2009, placing 21st at the Region V Regionals.  Link:  Videos at
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