George Washington University has signed Taylor Henderson and Kiera Kenney, according to the coaching staff.
Henderson, a L10 from Aim High in Rhode Island, placed 9th AA at the 2009 Region VI L10 Regionals, Sr. A. In 2008, she qualified to the L10 Nationals, where she place 31st AA in Jr. D. Link: YouTube.com Channel
Kenney is a L10 from Central Bucks Gymnastics in PA. At the 2009 L10 Nationals, she placed 36th AA in the Senior C division. She was also 14th AA at the 2008 Region VII L10 Regionals. Link: YouTube.com Channel
Samantha Wagner, Phenom Gymnastics in Aurora, Ill., and Julia Wilkins, Universal Gymnasts Inc. in Hilliard, Ohio, recently signed NLI with Utah State for the 2010-2011 season. Rachel Vaske and Paige Jones have also reportedly committed to USU for the 2010-2011 year, but have not signed NLIs.
Cerise Witherby has committed to Oregon State, according to a site submission. Witherby, a L10 who trains at Wildfire, placed 5th on BB and 6th(t) AA at the 2009 L10 Nationals, Jr. D. She missed the 2008 post-season with a hamstring injury. She tied for 14th AA and 10th on UB at the 2007 L10 Nationals.
Northern Illinois, in a release, noted the signing of Kim Gotlund and Elizabeth Huffman. Gotlund's commit was covered in a prior news item.
Huffman is a L10 who trains at Gym Corner. At the 2009 Region V L10 Regionals, she placed 23rd AA in the Senior A division. As a L9 in 2008, she was also 23rd AA at the 2008 Region V L9 Regionals.
Shannon LeBlanc has committed to Denver, according to a site submission. She's a L10 who trains at Suncoast in Florida. At the 2009 Region VIII L10 Regionals,she placed 14th AA in the Junior C division. At the 2008 L10 Nationals, she tied for 28th AA.
Link: Personal Website including video links
Rachel Updike has given Missouri a verbal commitment for the 2011-2012 season, according to her family. Updike, from KGDC Twisters in Kansas, competed as an international elite as a junior then dropped back to Level 10 in 2007.
Alaska has signed four athletes for 2010-2011: Melissa Doucette, Gabriella Jannotta, Morgan Key and Emily Peterson. The commits of Jannotta, Key and Peterson were covered in prior news item.
Doucette is a L10 from Atlantic in New Hampshire. At the 2009 L10 Nationals, she tied for 23rd AA, in the Senior D division. As a Senior B in 2008, she placed 50th AA.
Link: UAA Release
Kailah Delaney has reportedly committed to Utah for the 2011-2012 year. Delaney is an L10 training at Kips in California. She finished 3rd AA, 1st V, 2nd BB, 7th FX at the '09 JOs, Jr. C.
Minnesota has announced that Megan Alvarez (IGI) and Alexandra Feeken (LaFleur’s Tampa) will be joining the team in the fall of 2010, each having signed acceptance of Admission forms. Alverez finished 16th AA, 9th BB at her '09 regional meet. Feeken placed 9th BB, 13th V at her '09 regional meet.