Lauren Hsu from Austin Elite has committed to MSU. In 2019 she competed at the L9 Western Championships, winning vault and beam and placing 2nd AA. She moved up to L10 for the 2020 season.
Cheyenne Pratola from Legacy Elite has committed to Kent State. She qualified to regionals in 2019 and had a successful 2020 campaign (1st AA at R5 Insider Classic).
Molly Freeman from Branch Gymnastics has committed to WMU. She placed 8th AA at the 2019 L9 Eastern Championships. She moved up to L10 for the 2020 season and won two meets before the season closed.
Madison Steska from Midwest Elite has committed to GWU. She placed 4th AA at the 2018 L9 Eastern Championships. She moved up to L10 for the 2019 and 2020 seasons. She swept the AA and events in the 2020 Circle of Stars meet.
Kendall LaPlante of the Tampa Bay Turners has decided to forego her senior season in club and will graduate early and join Iowa for the Spring of 2021, according to her club. LaPlante, whose commitment was previously covered, is a 2019 L10 National Team member.
The COVID-19 pandemic cut last season short and has raised new challenges for 2021. With the season about to get started, we've prepared a new set of Season Previews. We're covering the entire Top 25 teams, as ranked by the Coaches' Preseason Poll. In each Preview, we've summarized the team's returning routines, their lost routines, their returning starters and the rest of their roster, with a special focus on their newcomers. We'll also give a brief overview preview of their prospects and challenges.
Janelle Lopez finished 1st on bars and 5th AA at her 2019 state meet, but did not compete the rest of the post season. Her 2020 season included AA wins at the Gym Quarters Invitational and the Gasparilla Classic. She competes for Coast Elite Gymnastic.
Gianna Masella from Tampa Bay Turners has committed to Iowa. She qualified to 2019 regionals and finished 11th AA. She had several event wins in her short 2020 season.
Katherine Weyhmiller from Adrenaline Gymnastics has committed to SJSU. She competed two events at her 2019 state meet and may have been injured. She was competing all events as season 2020 progressed.
Florida tops the WCGA Preseason Coaches' Poll for the women. They garnered 16 first place votes, the same as #2 Oklahoma. LSU edged Utah for 3rd. Denver, tied for 8th overall, garnered one 1st placed vote. The full poll appears below.
Emma Lewis, a L10 at Ascend and formerly at Twistars, has committed to EMU for 2021-2022. In 2020, she won the AA, VT and FX in her session at the Gasparilla Classic. She also qualified to the Level 9 Eastern Nationals in 2018.
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