CMU has announced an incoming class of eight gymnastics. Six L10s were previously highlighted in prior news items: Bailey Brumbach, Kristi Conroy, Karina Cutiva, Kari Dieffenderfer, Britney Taylor, and Darrian Tissenbaum. In addition to those six, they have added Emily LaFontaine and Megan McWhorter.
LaFontaine is a L10 who train at Splitz. She placed 14th AA at the 2009 Region V L10 Regionals, Senior C.
McWhorter was a two-time high school state all around champion and a nine-time champion on the various individual events.
Red River Valley's Emily Wong has committed to Nebraska, according to a site submission. The North Dakota L10 finished 16th AA and 10th(t) on BB at the 2009 L10 Nationals, Senior A. She was also 36th AA at the 2008 L10 Nationals.
The US has named its world championship squad: Rebecca Bross, Ivana Hong, Bridget Sloan, and Kayla Williams. Named as alternates are Florida commits Kytra Hunter and Mackenzie Caquatto.
Link: USA Gymnastics
Elideth Guerrero has committed to Sac State, according to a site submission. The South Coast L10 placed 11th AA and 3rd on BB at the 2009 Region I L10 Regionals. She also tied for 20th AA and placed 5th on BB at the 2007 Level 9 Western Nationals.
Sylvie Borschel has commited to Temple for 2010-2011, according to a site submission. She currently trains at Capital as a L10. At the 2009 Region VII L10 Regionals, she placed 19th AA in the Senior A division. She also placed 13th AA in 2008.
Brooke Parker, a senior international elite who trains at Capital (VA), has committed to Bama, according to her family. At the recent 2009 VIS A (US) Championships, she placed 13th AA and 9th(t) on the UB. She also finished 19th AA at the 2008 VISA (US) Championships as a junior international elite. Her official website is updated with the commit news and has additional videos of her in action.
Laura Jollie has committed to Michigan State for 2010-2011, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Jollie is a L10 who trains at the Midwest Gymnastics in Minnesota. She finished 11th AA at the 2009 Region IV L10 Regionals, Senior C.
Natelle Gentile has committed to Arizona State, according to her official web site. She trains currently at Team OC as a L10. According to her website, she was injured prior to the L10 Nationals and only competed on three events after placing 2nd AA at the Region I Regional meet. She missed the 2008 season with an injury, but placed 2nd AA(t), 2nd on FX and 2nd(t) on BB at the 2007 L10 Nationals.
Holly Cunningham, a L10 at the Colorado Aerials, has committed to Kentucky. The former jr. international elite placed 54th AA at the 2009 L10 Nationals. She was also 38th AA at the 2008 L10 Nationals.
Video Interview at Gymnastike.org
The NCAA Division I Sports Management Cabinet has released an update that includes several key rulings related to Gymnastics:
a. The change to a four team Championship Final for women's gymnastics was approved, starting in 2011.
b. The proposal to count all six scores in the women's Regionals/Nationals was referred back to the Women's Gymnastics Committee.
c. The Championships for women will be moved to a Friday/Saturday/Sunday starting in 2011.
d. The men's post season squad size has been boosted to 15, up from 12.
e. Women's non-seeded Regional assignments will be made by geographic proximity, not by Region or next closest Region, starting in 2010. This change only impacts spots 19 to 36. The top 18 will continue to be seeded as before.
f. Women's judges for Regionals will be selected differently. Six will be assigned to the various Regions. The rest will be assigned based on geographic proximity.