Megan Yee, L10 at Naperville, will walkon to Illinois State for 2011-2012, according to her YouTube.com channel. At the 2011 Region 5 L10 Regionals, she placed 20th AA in the Senior D division. She was 25th at Regionals in 2011.
Link: YouTube.com Channel
Elizabeth Stranahan, junior next season, and Shea Anderson, a senior next season, both earned scholarships for the coming school year at Iowa State. Both are former walkons, according to the Cylcone release.
Link: Iowa State Release
Tim Garrison has been named the new Head Coach at Kentucky. He was an assistant at Nebraska since 2007. Prior to that he was a coach at SCEGA.
Link: UK Release
Illinois has signed Sunny Kato, a L10 from Team OC in Southern California. She recently competed on UB and BB at the 2011 Region 1 L10 Regionals, placing 5th on the former. At the 2010 L10 Nationals, she placed 44th AA. In 2006, she qualified as a junior international, and won the pre-elite division at the US Challenge.
Jaida Lawrence, a L10 from NEGX, has committed to West Virginia. At the recent Region 6 L10 Regionals, she finished 2nd AA and 1st on VT in the Senior B division. She also tied for 39th AA at the 2010 JO Nationals and was 32nd AA and 4th(t) on VT at the 2009 JO Nationals.
Link: YouTube.com Channel
West Virginia has promoted current Associate Head Coach Jason Butts to be the new Head Coach at WVU. He replaces Linda Burdette-Good, who is retiring. He was named the Regional Assistant of the Year in 2009 and 2010. A graduate of UGA, he will receive a master's from WVU in December.
Link: WVU Release
Missouri, in a release, confirmed the addition of Rebecca Johnson as a walk-on for 2011-2012.
Link: Mizzou Release
Stacie Webb has committed to Southern Utah, according to a site submission. At the recent 2011 Region 1 L10 Regionals, she placed 11th AA, 2nd on VT and 2nd on BB in the Senior A division. At the 2010 L10 Nationals, she tied for 38th AA and 4th on BB. The prior year, she placed 2nd AA at the Level 8 Regional meet.
Kent State Head Coach Brice Biggin was named Coach of the Year and assistants Sharon Sabin and Tom Ward were named Assistants of the Year by the NACGC/W.
Link: Kent St Release
Washington has announced the addition of two walkons for 2011-2012: Madison Kratzke and Doris Lynk. Both reportedly turned down scholarships to walk on to the Huskies.
Kratzke is a L10 from Seattle Gymnastics Academy. At the 2011 Region II L10 Regionals held this past weekend, she placed 3rd AA, 1st on BB and 2nd on VT in the Senior C division. She placed 12th AA and 4th(t) on VT at Regionals in 2010 and 5th AA, 2nd(t) on UB and 1st on VT in 2009.
Lynk, a L10 from Desert Lights, tied for 18th AA at the 2011 Region I L10 Regionals, after finished 3rd AA at her State meet. She was also 18th AA in 2010.
Links: UW Release and