Carley Galpin, L10 from Frederick Gymnastics in Maryland, has committed to West Virginia. Last season she placed 2nd AA at her state meet and she qualified through regionals to the NIT where she finished 11th AA.
Kelley Hebert, L10 at Edge Gymnastics in California, has committed to Washington. Last season, as a first year L10, Kelley placed 7th AA at the NorCal state meet and qualified to regionals.
Brittany Jeppesen, L10 at Olympus Gymnastics in Utah, has announced her commitment to Utah State. Brittany finished 3rd AA at her 2014 state meet and qualified through regionals to a 3rd place AA finish at the NIT.
Missouri has added transfer Jordyn Doherty for 2014-2015. Doherty hails from Kansas City. She competed on vault and UB for the Hawkeyes, qualifying to Regionals as a individual on vault.
Link: Mizzou Release
Skylar Sheppard, L10 at WOGA in Texas, has committed to Arizona. She has qualified to regionals every season since her first L10 season in 2011 and she won the 2013 regional vault title.
Two events involving the NCAA could potentially change the face of NCAA sports.
First, the NCAA Board of Director approved a proposal to allow the Big 5 Conferences (ACC, Big 10, Big 12, Pac 12, SEC) more autonomy in setting rules, especially with regard to increased compensation, expanded benefits (e.g. meals), staffing and time demands. It is widely believed that the non-Big 5 schools will face financial pressure to keep up. Link: ESPN
Second, in the landmark "O'Bannon et al" court case, US District Judge Cynthia Wilkins ruled that the NCAA unreasonably limits trade with respect to player compensation. The scope of this case was limited to football and basketball. Specifically, the ruling deals with compensation regarding the use of "Names, Images and Likenesses" (NIL). This particulaly relates to TV broadcasting rights, and the use of NIL during the broadcast. Other cases are pending and this one may be appealed. Link: USA Today Article
Arizona has hired former Utah standout Meredith (King) Paulicivic as an assistant. She has been coaching since 1997 at SCEGA in Southern California, where she was the head coach.