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Sunday, 23 August 2009 10:39

VISA Championships: Horton Wins Men's Title

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Former OU star and Olympic medalist Jonathan Horton won the AA title at the 2009 VISA (US) Championships. Former Cal star Tim McNeill was 2nd. They are joined on the US National team by a host of current, future and former NCAAers including Kyle Bunthuwong (Cal), Alex Buscaglia (Stanford), Jake Dalton (OU incoming), Tim Gentry (Stanford), Wes Haagensen (former Ill), Glen Ishino (Cal), Steve Legendre (OU), Sho Nakamori (former Stanford), David Sender (former Stanford) and Brandon Wynn (Ohio State). Link: USA Gymnastics
Sunday, 23 August 2009 10:38

2010-2011: Moorhead to Denver

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Kaitlin Moorhead, a L10 from Airborne, has committed to Denver for 2010-2011. At the 2009 L10 Nationals, she tied for 17th AA and placed 7th on the UB in the Senior B division. She also placed 29th AA at the 2008 L10 Nationals. Link: YouTube.com Channel
Sunday, 23 August 2009 10:37

VISA Championships: Women Day 1

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Rebecca Bross leads the first day at the VISA US Championships. Link: Full Results (PDF)
Sunday, 23 August 2009 10:36

Columbus to Host 2011 Men's NCAA Championships

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Ohio State will be the host school, according to a school release. Link: Ohio State Release
Sunday, 23 August 2009 10:35

2009-2010: Dieffenderfer Signed with CMU

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Kari Dieffenderfer signed with CMU last fall, according to her family. The L10 from Gwinnett finished 23rd AA and 7th(t) on UB at the 2009 L10 Nationals, Sr. C. She was also 49th AA at the 2008 L10 Nationals.
Sunday, 23 August 2009 10:34

VISA Championships: Senior Men, Day 1

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Former OU star Jonathan Horton leads the way at the VISA (US) Championships, ahead of former Stanford star David Sender. Former Cal gymnast Tim McNeill is third in the AA tally, but 5th in the "20 Point" system. Link: USA Gymnastics Release
Sunday, 23 August 2009 10:33

VISA Championships: Junior Men

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Cameron Rogers won the men's 16-18 year old division at the VISA (US) Championships yesterday. He also captured titles on R and PB. Jesse Silverstein was 2nd. PSU incoming Parker Raque won the FX and future teammate Mackenzie Dow tied for the VT title with Zachery Chase. Dylan Akers won PH and Jordan Valdez won HB. World Cup's John Orozco dominated the men's 14-15 year old division. Link: USA Gymnastics Release
Sunday, 23 August 2009 10:31

2009-2010: Adams to Centenary

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Brittany Adams has signed with Centenary, according to a school release. Adams, a L10 at Oshkosh, placed 52nd at the 2009 L10 Nationals, Sr. C. She missed the 2008 season with an Achilles tear. Link: Centenary Release
Sunday, 23 August 2009 00:06

2010-2011: Shumaker to UC Davis

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Anna Shumaker has committed to UC Davis for 2010-2011, according to a site submission. The L10 trains at Pacific West Gymnastics. At the 2009 L10 Nationals, she placed 14th AA in the Senior B division. As a L9 in 2008, she placed 1st AA, 1st on VT, 1st on UB, 1st on FX and 2nd on BB at the Level 9 Western Nationals, Sr. B. Link: Video Channel at YouTube.com
Sunday, 23 August 2009 00:03

2010-2011: Krall to Kentucky

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Paige Krall, a L10 at Apollo, has committed to Kentucky. At the 2009 L10 Nationals, she tied for 42nd AA in the Senior A division. She was also 15th AA at the 2008 Region VII L10 Regionals, Jr. D. Link: Personal Recruiting Page
Sunday, 23 August 2009 00:03

2010-2011: Caldemeyer to Stanford

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Lauren Caldemeyer has committed to Stanford, according to her family. The Deveau-trained L10 finished 5th(t), 2nd on VT, 2nd(t) on BB and 7th(t) on FX at the 2009 L10 Nationals, Sr. B. She was also 13th AA and 5th on VT at the 2008 Region V L10 Regionals. Link: YouTube.com Channel
Sunday, 23 August 2009 00:01

2010-2011: Crawford to Berkeley

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Dallas Crawford has committed to Berkeley, according to a site submission. Crawford is a L10 at Airborne (CA). At the 2008 L10 Nationals, she tied for 26th AA in the Junior C division.  Video at YouTube.com
Saturday, 22 August 2009 23:58

2010-2011: Vaccher to Washington

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Aliza Vaccher has committed to Washington, according to her club's booster web page. Vaccher, a L10 at the Desert Devils, placed 14th(t) AA and 10th(t) on FX at the 2009 L10 Nationals, Senior A. She was also 28th AA and 6th(t) on BB at the 2008 L10 Nationals, Jr. D.  Club Link.

SEMO tops the list of teams in the 2009 Scholastic All America rankings, according to a release from the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches, Women.  They repeat at winners of the National Academic Team Championships, with a remarkable 14 athletes achieving perfect 4.0 grade point averages.

As prospects navigate the college athletics recruiting process, the level of their “command of confidence” will not only assist them in developing a positive and effective approach to recruiting, it will be “picked up” by the college coaches and assist the prospect in standing above the rest of the pack.  Self confidence doesn’t just “appear"; it is a skill that is developed naturally and with experience and can offer student-athletes an effective tool that can be skillfully used in navigating the college recruiting process.

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