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Tuesday, 06 October 2009 14:41

CMU Announces Incoming Class of Eight

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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.

Tuesday, 06 October 2009 12:59

2010-2011: Wong to Nebraska

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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.

Link:  Her club profile page with three videos.

Tuesday, 06 October 2009 02:37

US Names Women's World Championships Squad

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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

Tuesday, 06 October 2009 00:22

2010-2011: Slechta to Minnesota

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Kayla Slechta, a L10 at Classic Gymnastics, has committed to Minnesota, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.  At the 2009 L10 Nationals, she tied for 40th AA in the Senior B division.  In 2008, as a Junior D, she placed 27th AA.

Link:  Star Tribune Article

Link:  Official Site

Sunday, 04 October 2009 23:31

2010-2011: Guerrero to Sac State

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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.

Link:  YouTube.com Additional Video

Saturday, 03 October 2009 14:57

2010-2011: Borschel to Temple

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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.

Her YouTube.com Channel

Thursday, 01 October 2009 13:32

Barriteau Named Assistant at Air Force

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Former Falcon gymnast Nell Barriteau has been named an assistant at Air Force.  She has previously served as the military assistant.  Link:  Release
Thursday, 01 October 2009 00:35

2011-2012: Parker to Alabama

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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.

Official Web Site:  Link

Wednesday, 30 September 2009 15:17

2010-2011: Johnson to Temple

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Jasmine Johnson has committed to Temple for 2010-2011, according to a site submission.  The L10 trains at Exper-Tiess in New York.  At the 2009 Region VI L10 Regionals, she placed 11th AA in the Senior A division.  In 2008, she tied for 10th AA and placed 3rd on FX at the Regional meet.
Wednesday, 30 September 2009 13:31

Kuzara Named Head Coach at Western Michigan

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Dave Kuzara has been named Head Coach at Western Michigan.  He was most recently an assistant at Arkansas.  Prior to that role, he was an assistant at WVU and at Michigan.  He was also the Head Coach at UMass for ten years until the program was dropped in 2002.  Link:  Release
Tuesday, 29 September 2009 05:21

2010-2011: Jollie to Michigan State

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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.

More videos at the Midwest Gymnastics YouTube.com Channel

Monday, 28 September 2009 06:26

2011-2012: Gentile to Arizona State

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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.

Links:  Official Web Site Including Many Videos in Media Gallery

Thursday, 24 September 2009 13:07

2010-2011: Quinton to Eastern Michigan

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Ashley Quinton has committed to EMU for 2010-2011, according to a site submission.  A senior high performance gymnast at Stampede City (Alberta, Canada), she placed 9th AA at the 2009 Canadian Championships.  She also finished 5th on UB and 8th on BB.  She was also 16th AA at the 2008 Canadian Championships.
Thursday, 24 September 2009 04:41

Bohonsky to Arkansas Early

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Natalie Bohonsky plans to graduate in December and start school with Arkansas in January, according to a site submission.  She's a L10 who trains at WOGA.
Wednesday, 23 September 2009 01:07

2010-2011: Cunningham to Kentucky

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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

Tuesday, 22 September 2009 15:59

NCAA Makes Ruling on Proposed Changes

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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.

 

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