Brandy Stover has committed to William and Mary for 2011-2012, according to a site submission. She trains as a L10 at SIGS. At the 2010 Region V L10 Regionals, she placed 5th on BB and 18th AA.
Link: YouTube.com Channel
USA Gymnastics has named its Women's World Championships squad. Florida signee Mackenzie Caquatto, UGA commit Chelsea Davis and UCLA recruit Mattie Larsen were named to the seven women roster.
The Men's team, named back in August, included Chris Brooks (former OU), Chris Cameron (Mich), Jonathan Horton (former OU), Steven Legendre (OU), and Brandon Wynn (Ohio St).
Link: USA Gymnastics
Auburn has hired Jenny Rowland as an Assistant Coach. She coached at OU from 2001 through 2006 and she has served as a judge nationally and internationally.
Keeley Kmieciak, L10 at Phenom Gymnastics in Illinois, has verbally committed to the University of Oklahoma. Kmieciak has turned in two consecutive knock out seasons, winning nearly all of her meets in 2009, including a first place sweep at JO Nationals. Highlights of a stellar 2010 season include a perfect 10 on vault at the Bravo Classic, a first place sweep at the Big Dream Classic, first place finishes on vault in all of her meets through regionals, and many other individual event wins. She placed 16th AA at JO Nationals (7th V; 4th FX).
Mike Lorenzen has been named Associate Head Coach at ASU, according to a school release. Previously, he was an assistant at Stanford for five years, and a Head Coach at Iowa.
Link: ASU Release
Baylie Divino, L10 from Olympus Gymnastics in Utah, has committed to SUU for the 2012-13 season. In 2010 she finished 1st AA (1st BB/FX; 2nd V/UB) at the Utah state meet and 16th AA (4th V) at regionals. She finished 19th AA (8th UB) at the 2009 NIT.
Sammie Musto, L10 from Atlantic Coast Gymnastics in New Jersey, has committed to PSU according to a submission from her family. Musto turned in first place AA finishes last season at the Rutgers Color Games (1st V/BB), the Maryland Classic (1st V/BB), the PKI (1st V/UB/BB), Gasparilla (1st V/UB/BB), and the Winter Bowl (swept all events). She qualified to the Nastia Luikin Supergirl Cup where she finished 8th AA. She placed 1st AA at her state meet, 1st AA (1st UB) at her regional meet and 3rd AA (1st BB) at JOs.
Brittany Holmes, L10 at Geddarts in Michigan, has accepted an offer from MSU according to a post on the Region 5 Facebook page. Holmes turned in consistent top five finishes in most of her meets last season. She finished the season with a 2nd AA (1st BB) finish at her state meet, a 1st place (1st BB) finish at her regional meet, and a 17th AA (7th BB) finish at JOs.
In a sad day for collegiate gymnastics, Cal has announced it has cut it's men's and women's gymnastics programs, in an announcement made this afternoon. The cuts come despite over 100K raised on behalf of the men's program, and a pledge of support from USA Gymnastics. Baseball, women's lacrosse and men's rugby were also cut. 118 male athletes, including 19 in gymnastics, will be affected. 45 women are impacted, 15 in gymnastics. Men's rugby has been singled out for special treatment, retaining special status as a varsity club support.
More information to come, after the chancellor's press conference at 2:30 pm PDT.
Shealyn Farley, L10 from Prestige Gymnastics in Pa., has committed to PSU according to a site submission. She has an outstanding 2010 season, placing 1st AA at The Blackeyed Susan (1st UB/FX), The Chicago Style (1st place sweep), The Buckeye Classic (1st V/BB), and her state meet. She placed 3rd AA at regionals and 2nd AA (1st BB) at JOs.
Austin Sheppard, L10 from Golden Grip in Texas, has committed to Michigan for the 2012-13 season. She produced a string of top five AA finishes at her meets throughout the regular season in 2010, including a near sweep (1st AA; 1st V/UB/FX) at the Rose City Classic. At her state meet, she finished 3rd AA, but picked up wins on vault (9.8) and beam. She placed 5th AA (1st FX) at regionals and 7th AA at JOs (2nd FX; 3rd V).