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Saturday, 24 July 2010 16:10

2011-12 Gina Locigno to BGSU

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Gina Locigno, L10 from American Twisters in Florida, has committed to Bowling Green for the 2011-12 season.  2010 highlights include a near 1st place sweep (1st AA; 1st V/UB/FX; 2nd BB) at the Sun and Surf meet and a 1st AA finish at the Tim Rand Invitational.  She placed 7th AA at her state meet and 13th AA (8th V and 4th FX) at regionals.

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Saturday, 24 July 2010 12:19

2011-12 Haley Watts to UNC

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Haley Watts, L10 from Southeastern Gymnastics in North Carolina, has committed to UNC.  Watts had a solid 2010 season, finishing 1st or 2nd AA in all of her regular season meets and picking up numerous event wins.  She finished 2nd AA at her state meet, 2nd AA (1st BB) at regionals and 5th AA at JOs.

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Preslee Harrald's family has notified CollegeGymFans that she is no longer committed to ASU for the 2011-12 season.  According to the submission, ASU has decided to reserve a scholarship for the 2011-12 season for an athlete who has redshirted due to injury.  Under the circumstances, ASU has no scholarship available for Harrald and she is considering other options.  Harrald competes for Kraft Academy in Oklahoma.  In 2010 she finished 3rd AA in her state meet, 2nd AA (1st FX) at regionals, and 47th AA (8th BB) at JOs.  In 2009, she tied for 1st AA at the NIT.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010 18:21

2011-2012: Mooring to Nebraska

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L10 Madison Mooring has committed to Nebraska, according to her club.  Mooring now trains at Dynamo, after spending the past season at Krafft.  Mooring placed 8th AA, 1st on BB and 2nd(t) on VT at the 2010 Region III L10 Regionals, Sr. C.  She then won three events at the NIT event at the JO Nationals.  She also finished 8th AA at the 2009 Region III L10 Regionals. 

Link:  YouTube.com Channel 

Wednesday, 21 July 2010 10:01

UGA adds Rebekah Bennetts

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Rebekah Bennetts, L10 at Georgia All-Star Gymnastics, will walk on at UGA this fall.  She placed 8th AA and 5th(t) on VT and FX at the 2009 JO Nationals meet.  She capped off her 2010 season at regionals, where she competed three events (8th V; 10th FX).

(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.

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

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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

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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. 

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