Christina Navarro, L9 at Texas Dreams Gymnastics, will join Centenary's team according to her club's recent tweet. Navarro won her 2011 regional meet (1st AA; 1st UB/FX) and placed 8th AA (1st FX) at Westerns.
Emily Barrett, a L10 at Bart Connor Gymnastics in Norman, Oklahoma, has committed to Denver. At the 2011 L10 Junior Olympic Nationals, she placed 37th AA. She finished 28th AA at Nationals in 2010.
Link: YouTube.com Channel
Towson announced another signing during the late period: Samantha Lutz, a L10 from Elite Energy in Tennessee, has signed with the Tigers. In her first season as a L10, she qualified all the way through to the L10 Nationals, where she tied for 48th AA. In 2010, as a L9, she placed 1st AA, UB, and FX at the Level 9 Eastern Nationals.
Link: Towson Release
Jessica Buis, L10 at Champions Gymnastics USA in Michigan, has committed to WMU. Buis picked up two balance beam wins last season, one at Gymnastics on the Grand and the other at the Tulip City meet. She finished 7th AA at the NIT.Video
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WVU has announced that five walkon athletes will join Dayah Haley, Lia Salzano and Maci Sump this fall. The walkons, all L10s, are Erica Smith, Missouri; Parker and Reilly Beattie, Virginia; Beth Deal, West Virginia and Jamie Judge, West Virginia.
Iowa State has announced the hiring of Kristen Maloney and Katie Minasola as assistants. Olympian and former UCLA star Maloney was an assistant coach at UNH last season. Katie (nee Teft) Minasola has been asssistant at Michigan State.
Link: Iowa State Release
Marissa Wossner, L10 from IGI in Illinois, has committed to walk on at Boise State. In her first year at level 10, Wossner competed three events in most of her meets, winning beam and floor at the Sand Dollar meet.
Alexandra Raisman of Brestyan's won the AA title at the CoverGirl Classic on Saturday night. Chellsie Memmel of M&M was 2nd AA. Earlier in the day, Kyla Ross of Gym Max won the junior title.
UCLA grad Anna Li competed on UB, hitting her new skills but coming off on the low bar as she prepped for her stalder hecht. Casey Jo Magee, the ex-Arkansas star, competed extremely well but just missed qualifying to the Championships on all four events (she previously qualified in three). Florida sophomore MacKenzie Caquatto hit her UB and BB routines well, scoring over 14 points on each. NU incoming frosh did well on three events, qualifying for the VISA Championships on three events. However, UW incoming frosh Jaclyn McCartin was injured on VT and was carried off the floor.
Link: USA Gymnastics
Shannen Kelly, L10 at Desert Devils, will compete for Air Force according to her club's Facebook announcement. Kelly placed 3rd AA at her 2011 state meet and 11th AA at regionals.
The CoverGirl Classic is this weekend, with competition on Saturday for the Juniors and Seniors. The meet serves as the final qualifier for the VISA (US) Championships. Several well known gymnasts will be competing this weekend for the practice, while others still will be trying to get qualifying scores for the Championships. Former NCAA competitors competing include Anna Li (UCLA), Casey Jo Magee (Arkansas) and Alicia Sacramone (Brown). Current NCAAers expected to compete include rising sophomore Mackenzie Caquatto of Florida and new frosh Jessie DeZiel of Nebraska and Jacyln McCartin of Washington. A number of future commits and unsigned athletes will also be competing.
The senior competition will be webcast live for free at 7 pm Central on Saturday.
Webcast (Universal Sports)