Emma Hoffman, L10 at Rebound in New Jersey, has committed to compete for Rutgers next season. Hoffman finished in the top 10 AA at most of her 2010 meets, including a 9th place AA finish at regionals. She finished 1st AA (1st V/FX) at the NIT.
Sam Shapiro and Pauline Hanset have signed with Stanford for the 2011-12 season. Shapiro's commitment was covered previously. Hanset is a Level 10 from Premier Gymnastics in Tennessee. She placed in the top four AA in most of her meets last season and qualified to the Nastia Luikin Cup (20th AA). She finished her season with just two events at the NIT, but finished 1st on beam and 2nd on bars.
West Virginia has signed three athletes: Dayah Haley, Lia Salzano and Maci Sump. The commits of all three were covered in prior news items. According to Coach Linda Burdette-Good, “Top to bottom, this is one of our most nationally experienced classes".
Link: WVU Release
Anna Genrich, a L10 at Euro Stars, has committed to Kent State for 2012-2013, according to a site submission. She placed 24th AA at the 2010 L10 Nationals, Junior D. As a L9 in 2009, she won the VT and FX titles while placing 4th AA at the Level 9 Eastern Nationals.
Link: YouTube.com Channel
ASU has signed three athletes to NLIs, according to a school release. Brianna Gades, Natelle Gentile and Natasha Sundby will join the program for 2011-2012. The commits of Sundby and Gentile were covered in prior news items.
Gades is a L10 who trains near ASU at the Phoenix Gymnastics Academy. She placed 14th AA and 2nd on BB at the 2010 L10 Nationals. In 2009, she placed 6th AA and tied for 2nd on BB.
Miranda Eubank, L10 from Champion Gymnastics in Kentucky, has verbally committed to Missouri. In 2010, she won the Meet Me in St. Louis meet and placed 1st on vault. She ended her season at regionals with an 18th AA finish. In 2009, she finished 5th AA at Eastern Nationals.
As expected, EMU signed Allie Lekson, Jamie Radermacher and Anna Willette for the 2011-12 season.
Alexandra Focucci, L10 at International Gymnastics in North Carolina, signed a Letter of Intent with Temple. Forcucci turned in four top five finishes at her meets last season, including a win (1st UB/FX) at the New Year's Invite. She finished out the season at regionals, placing 18th AA.
Long-time Head Coach Miles Avery has resigned at Ohio State, effective immediately. Assistants Doug Stibel and Blaine Wilson will serve as interim head coaches for the remainder of the season. In addition to leading Ohio State for 13 years, and serving as an assistant between 1989 to 1997, he was the assistant coach to the US Men's Olympic Team in 96, 00, 04, and 08.
Link: Ohio State Release
Four gymnasts have signed with the Minneosota Men's program for 2011-2012, during the early signing period. They are: Steve Jaciuk, Sean Bauer, Spencer Smith and Donnie Carper.
Jaciuk trains at the Swiss Turners. He placed 3rd AA and 1st on Rings at the 2009 Region IV Regionals, Junior Men's 14-15. He sat out his junior year with a back injury. Link: Recruiting Video
Bauer trains at the St. Louis Gym Centre. He tied for 57th AA in the prelims at the 2010 JO Nationals Link: Recruiting Video
Smith trains at Metropolitan Gymnastics in Washington. He placed 20th AA in the Junior Men's 16-18 division at the 2010 VISA Championships.
Carper trains at Gymnastics Village in New Hampshire. He tied for 66th AA in the prelims at the 2010 JO Nationals. Link: YouTube.com Channel
Link: UMinn Release