Illinois State announced the addition of three athletes to the 2011-2012 roster: Heather Pena, Megan Yee and Kristen Lieberman. Yee's college decision was covered in a prior news item. Lieberman comes to the Redbirds as a transfer from Boise State. Pena trained at Level 10 at Park Avenue Gymnastics in Florida. At the 2011 Region VIII L10 Regionals, she placed 19th AA.
Link: Illinois State Release
Jenna Frowein, L10 from HITS in Hawaii, has committed to Stanford according to a site submission. In 2011, she finished 4th AA at her state meet, 4th AA(1st FX) at regionals, and 9th AA (1st BB) at National JOs.
Danielle Kram, L10 at Hill's in Maryland, will compete for Maryland this season according the mdusag website. She finished 6th AA at her 2011 state meet. In 2010, she finished 5th AA at the NIT.
If you are a rising junior prospect, the summer is a great opportunity for you to launch your college search with earnest. Between the multitude of showcases, camps and tournaments you have attended and the profiles, highlight links and general inquiries you have forwarded to college coaches, you are well on your way. What follows is a snapshot of fall junior days and building this component into your college search plan in what is becoming a popular and critical trend in the college recruiting process.
Rutgers announced the hiring of Kera Bolen and Umme Salim-Beasley as assistants. Salim-Beasley was a standout at WVU and has coached at Penn and WVU, in addition to the high school level.
Link: Rutgers Release
Maddie Herr, L10 at Vasi's International Gymnastics in Connecticut, has committed to Ohio State. She won her state meet (1st AA; 1st BB/FX) and placed 15th AA at regionals last season.
Gina Costa, L10 at Airborne Gymnastics in California, has committed to West Virginia according to a news article. Costa finished 1st AA (1st V/UB) at the NorCal state meet, 4th AA at regionals and 19th AA at JOs.
Kelsey Aucoin has committed to New Hampshire for the 2012-2013, according to her club. The L10 trains at Metroplex. At the 2011 Region 3 L10 Regionals, she competed just two events, VT and FX, but won both. She also finished 13th AA at Regionals in 2010.
Link: Personal Website
Taylor Redmond, L10 at Galaxy Gymnastics in New York, has committed to George Washington University. The 3-time JO Qulaifier finished 4th AA at her 2011 regional meet and 33rd AA at JO Nationals.
Carrina Lo Bello, Sr. High Performance gymnast from Gemini Gymnastics in Ontario, Canada, has accepted a scholarship to EMU according to her club's web page.
2010 Interview with video by Blythe Lawrence