Melanie Shaffer (Pleasant Hills, Pa.), Victoria Aepli (Dublin, Ohio), and Alexandra DeLuca (Longwood, Fla.), will join Ohio State for the 2010-2011 season. The commits of all three were covered in prior news items.
Sarena Bumbarger (Seminole, Fla.), Laura Jollie (St. Paul, Minn.), Dani Levy (New Port Richey, Fla.) and Kelsey Mazur (LaGrange, Ill.) signed Letters of Intent with MSU last week. They'll debut in the 2010-2011 season. The commits of all four were covered in prior news items.
L10s Megan Bain (Utah), Leslie Bell (Florida), Kaycee Gassaway (Washington) and Raquel Willman (Arizona) have signed Letters of Intent to compete for BYU beginning with the 2010-2011 season. The commits of Bain, Bell and Gassaway were covered in prior news items.
Willman is a L10 from the Phoenix Gymnastics Academy (PGA) in Arizona. This past spring, she captured the Regional title on UB at the Region I L10 Regionals, placing 14th AA. At the 2008 L10 Natonals, she placed 30th AA. Link: YouTube.com FX
Rebekah Gher, Arizona, Alessandra Cinfio, Illinois, and Kristen Lieberman, Illinoissigned National Letters of Intent to compete for Boise State for the 2010-2011 season. The commits of Cinfio and Lieberman were covered in prior news item.
Gher is a L10 from Oasis Gymnastics. She tied for 27th AA and 4th on BB at the 2009 L10 Nationals, Sr. C. She was also 10th AA and 3rd on BB at the 2008 Region I L10 Regionals.
Brittany Canfield, Karissa Carpenter, Holly Cunningham, Audrey Harrison, Paige Krall and Kayla Sienkowski signed with Kentucky for the 2010 season. The commites of Canfield, Cunningham and Krall were covered in prior news items.
Carpenter is a L10 who trains at Deveau's. As a L9 in 2009, she placed 15th AA and 2nd on UB at the Region V L9 Regionals. Link: Personal Web
Harrison is a L10 at Premier Athletics. In 2009, she tied for 31st AA at the L10 Nationals, Sr. B. She was also 9th AA, 2nd on FX and 5th on VT at the 2008 Region VIII L10 Regionals. Link: YouTube.com Channel
Michigan men's program has signed five athletes: Alex Bubnov, Jordan Gaarenstroom, Dylan James, Sam Mikulak, and Michael Myler.
Bubnov finished 17th AA at the 2009 VISA (US) Championships. He trains at Surgent's Elite.
Gaarenstroom finished 11th AA at the 2008 VISA Championships. The SCATS-trained athlete is coming back from injury this season. Link: YouTube.com Channel
James trains as JAG and will be looked upon to contribute on the PH. Link: YouTube.com Channel
Mikulak, also from SCATS, is a Junior National Team member who recently took 4th AA at the Jr. Pan Am Championships. He placed 2nd AA at the 2009 VISA Championships. Interview on Gymnastike.org
Myler, from All American in Utah, placed 53rd AA at the 2009 Junior Olympic Nationals.
Link: UM Release
Southern Utah has signed Jennifer Nguyen and Doniele Volopich, according to a site submission. Volopich's commit was covered in a prior news item. Nguyen is a L10 from All Olympia in southern California. At the 2009 Region I L10 Regionals, she placed 11th AA. She also placed 9th AA at the 2008 Region I Regionals.
Link: SUU Release
Georgia tops the Women's Preseason Coaches Poll, pulling down 13 first place votes. Utah was 2nd, with six first place votes. Bama was third, but 8 voters rated them #1. Florida, in 4th, and UCLA, in 5th, each pulled down two first place votes. LSU, Stanford, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Oregon State made up places 6 through 10. For the rest of the Top 25, keep on reading...
Nebraska's men's program has signed Wyatt Aycock, Preston Ellsworth, CJ Schaaf and Eric Schryver.
Aycock, from Orlando Metro, placed 5th AA at the 2009 VISA (US) Championships, in the Junior 16-18 division. He also placed 2nd(t) on FX and 2nd on PH.
Ellsworth trains at WOGA in Texas. He placed 22nd AA at the 2009 VISA Championships in the Junior 16-18 division. He also placed 7th AA and 4th(t) on VT at the 2008 VISA Championships (Jr. 14-15). Video on Gymnastike.org
Schryver trains with Ellsworth at WOGA. He placed 11th(t) AA, 3rd(t) on HB and 6th on PH at the 2009 VISA Championships. He was also 12th AA and 5th on HB at the 2008 VISA Championships. Interview Video on Gymnastike.org YouTube.com Video
Schaaf trains at Cypress in Texas. He placed 13th AA and tied for 3rd on HB with Schryver at the 2009 VISA Championships. He was also 34th AA at the 2008 Junior Olympic Nationals. PH Video at Gymnastike.org
Link: NU Release
UC Davis has announced the signing of Madeline Kennedy, Kailyn Ono and Anna Shumaker. The commits of Kennedy and Shumaker were covered in prior news items.
Ono is a L10 who trains at the American Gymnastics Academy (CA). At the 2009 L10 Nationals, she placed 50th AA in the Senior A division.
Link: UC Davis Release