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(Editor's Note:  The latest in Tom Kovic's ongoing series of articles on the recruiting process... just as in-gym visits begin). 

Whenever I lecture on college athletics recruiting, a primary area I focus on is using “deliberate” communication with college coaches in an effort to build sincere personal relationships.  Although eligibility, financial aid and contacts and evaluations are all very important, I am convinced the area of communication is very important to the likelihood of success in the college search for athletes.

 

Saturday, 17 July 2010 22:46

2011-2012: Stevenson to Michigan State

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Ashley Stevenson has committed to Michigan State, according to her club, SCEGA.  Stevenson is a L10 who finished tied for 32nd AA in the Senior A division at the 2010 L10 Nationals.  As a L9 in 2009, she placed 12th AA and tied for 2nd on VT and FX at the Region I L9 Regionals. 

Link:  SCEGA Booster WebSite

Saturday, 17 July 2010 12:51

2011-2012: Wobma to Arizona

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Amber Wobma,  a L10 at Geddart's Twistars, has committed to Arizona, according to her club.  Wobma finished 19th AA and tied for 8th on BB at the 2010 L10 Nationals, Senior A division. 

Link:  YouTube.com Channel

Thursday, 15 July 2010 14:19

Colleen Johnson named Ass't. Coach at NCSU

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NCSU has announced the hiring of Colleen Johnson as assistant coach.   Johnson coached at Arizona for seven years.

Announcement

PSU has announced the hiring of Jeff and Rachelle Thompson to coach its women's gymnastics team.

Announcement

 

Wednesday, 14 July 2010 21:44

2011-2012: Morreale to Iowa

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Jessica Morreale, a L10 who trains at Energym, has reportedly committed to Iowa for 2011-2012.  As a Senior A, she finished 20th AA and 4th(t) on UB at the L10 Nationals in 2010.  In 2009, at the Region V L10 Regionals, she placed 12th AA, 2nd(t) on UB and 4th(t) on VT. 

Link:  YouTube.com Channel

Tuesday, 13 July 2010 14:03

2010-2011: San Jose State Signs Greer

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San Jose State has signed Julia Greer, according to a school release.  Greer is a two-time YMCA National AA champion who trained as a L10 at the Toby Wells Mission YMCA.  At the 2010 L10 Nationals, she finished tied for 32nd AA in the Senior D division. 

Link:  SJSU Release

Link:  YouTube.com Channel

Tuesday, 13 July 2010 14:00

2010-2011: Gophers Sign Cherwink

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Minnesota has confirmed the transfer Justine Cherwink.  Her commit was covered in a previous news item.  Cherwink will be a freshman in eligibility, as she spent the first year at TWU but trained with her club team.

Link:  Minnesota Release

Tuesday, 13 July 2010 13:47

2010-2011: Alaska Signs MacDonald

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Alaska has announced the signing of Shelby MacDonald to a letter of intent.  The Canadian native trainedand competed as a L10 for Geddart's Twistars in Michigan, placing 2nd this year at the Region V Regionals on BB. 

Link:  Alaska Release

Link:  YouTube.com Channel

Tuesday, 13 July 2010 04:38

2011-12 Radermacher to EMU

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Jamie Radermacher, L10 from Naydenov Gymnastics in Washington, has committed to EMU for the 2011-12 season.  She took 1st on vault and floor at the Seattle Open meet early in the season and won vault and beam on her way to a 6th AA finish at regionals.  She placed 36th at JOs while finishing in the top 20 on vault, beam and fx.
Monday, 12 July 2010 18:36

Cal Boosters Meeting with Chancellor This Week

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Boosters of Cal Men's Gymnastics have formed "Cal Gymnastics Forever Foundation" and will be meeting with the Chancellor on the 14th to present a business plan.  They need your letters of support, and your donations.  Thus far, they have raised pledges for over 25% of the operating budget and 200 letters of support.  Click on the link to fill out an automatic letter generating tool. 

Link:  More Information

Monday, 12 July 2010 18:26

Men's VISA Qualifier Results

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The Men's qualifier to the VISA (US) Championships were held this weekend, and 23 seniors and 9 junior advanced.   A number of past, current and future collegians were in action.  Jesse Silverstein won the senior division, while Daniel Potemski was the top junior. 

Link:  USA Gymnastics

Sunday, 11 July 2010 20:45

2011-12 Whitnee Johnson to Kent State

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Whitnee Johnson, L10 from Show Me Gymnastics in Missouri, has verballed to Kent State. She qualified to JOs from a 8th place finish at her state meet and a 6th place finish (1st V) at regionals.  She finished 48th AA at JOs.

Videos

 


Sunday, 11 July 2010 04:47

Centenary adds Robyn Price

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Centenary has announced that Robyn Price will be joining the team this fall. Price is an L10 gymnast from Delta Gymnastics in Arkansas.

Centenary Announcement
Saturday, 10 July 2010 09:23

2010-2011: Cross to SPU

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Stephanie Cross has been accepted to SPU and will compete for them next season, according to the Arizona Independent newspaper. She is a L10 at Gymnastics World NW. 

Link:  Article

Saturday, 10 July 2010 09:20

British Chamipionships: King 2nd on VT

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Florida's Marissa King took 2nd on the VT at last weekend's British Championships.  She placed 8th on the FX as well.  She competed three events during the AA portion.

Link:  UF Release

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