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Sunday, 23 August 2009 10:35

2009-2010: Dieffenderfer Signed with CMU

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Kari Dieffenderfer signed with CMU last fall, according to her family. The L10 from Gwinnett finished 23rd AA and 7th(t) on UB at the 2009 L10 Nationals, Sr. C. She was also 49th AA at the 2008 L10 Nationals.
Sunday, 23 August 2009 10:34

VISA Championships: Senior Men, Day 1

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Former OU star Jonathan Horton leads the way at the VISA (US) Championships, ahead of former Stanford star David Sender. Former Cal gymnast Tim McNeill is third in the AA tally, but 5th in the "20 Point" system. Link: USA Gymnastics Release
Sunday, 23 August 2009 10:33

VISA Championships: Junior Men

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Cameron Rogers won the men's 16-18 year old division at the VISA (US) Championships yesterday. He also captured titles on R and PB. Jesse Silverstein was 2nd. PSU incoming Parker Raque won the FX and future teammate Mackenzie Dow tied for the VT title with Zachery Chase. Dylan Akers won PH and Jordan Valdez won HB. World Cup's John Orozco dominated the men's 14-15 year old division. Link: USA Gymnastics Release
Sunday, 23 August 2009 10:31

2009-2010: Adams to Centenary

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Brittany Adams has signed with Centenary, according to a school release. Adams, a L10 at Oshkosh, placed 52nd at the 2009 L10 Nationals, Sr. C. She missed the 2008 season with an Achilles tear. Link: Centenary Release
Sunday, 23 August 2009 00:06

2010-2011: Shumaker to UC Davis

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Anna Shumaker has committed to UC Davis for 2010-2011, according to a site submission. The L10 trains at Pacific West Gymnastics. At the 2009 L10 Nationals, she placed 14th AA in the Senior B division. As a L9 in 2008, she placed 1st AA, 1st on VT, 1st on UB, 1st on FX and 2nd on BB at the Level 9 Western Nationals, Sr. B. Link: Video Channel at
Sunday, 23 August 2009 00:03

2010-2011: Krall to Kentucky

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Paige Krall, a L10 at Apollo, has committed to Kentucky. At the 2009 L10 Nationals, she tied for 42nd AA in the Senior A division. She was also 15th AA at the 2008 Region VII L10 Regionals, Jr. D. Link: Personal Recruiting Page
Sunday, 23 August 2009 00:03

2010-2011: Caldemeyer to Stanford

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Lauren Caldemeyer has committed to Stanford, according to her family. The Deveau-trained L10 finished 5th(t), 2nd on VT, 2nd(t) on BB and 7th(t) on FX at the 2009 L10 Nationals, Sr. B. She was also 13th AA and 5th on VT at the 2008 Region V L10 Regionals. Link: Channel
Sunday, 23 August 2009 00:01

2010-2011: Crawford to Berkeley

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Dallas Crawford has committed to Berkeley, according to a site submission. Crawford is a L10 at Airborne (CA). At the 2008 L10 Nationals, she tied for 26th AA in the Junior C division.  Video at
Saturday, 22 August 2009 23:58

2010-2011: Vaccher to Washington

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Aliza Vaccher has committed to Washington, according to her club's booster web page. Vaccher, a L10 at the Desert Devils, placed 14th(t) AA and 10th(t) on FX at the 2009 L10 Nationals, Senior A. She was also 28th AA and 6th(t) on BB at the 2008 L10 Nationals, Jr. D.  Club Link.

SEMO tops the list of teams in the 2009 Scholastic All America rankings, according to a release from the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches, Women.  They repeat at winners of the National Academic Team Championships, with a remarkable 14 athletes achieving perfect 4.0 grade point averages.

As prospects navigate the college athletics recruiting process, the level of their “command of confidence” will not only assist them in developing a positive and effective approach to recruiting, it will be “picked up” by the college coaches and assist the prospect in standing above the rest of the pack.  Self confidence doesn’t just “appear"; it is a skill that is developed naturally and with experience and can offer student-athletes an effective tool that can be skillfully used in navigating the college recruiting process.

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I was a 2 sport athlete in high school and I was pretty good. Not that I was the blue chip kid all the coaches were drooling after, but I was a New York State Champion Gymnast and State runner up in Track and Field. I really did not know much of anything regarding skillful tactics in getting on the radar screen of the college coaches and quite honestly, did not begin the recruiting process until well into my senior year of high school. I’m thankful that both the Track and Field and Gymnastics coaches at Temple were paying attention late in the process and I was very fortunate to receive a full athletics scholarship.

Tuesday, 28 July 2009 14:38

2010-2011: Carpenter to WVU

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Amanda Carpenter has reportedly committed to West Virginia, according to a site submission. Carpenter, a L10 at Prestige, placed 18th AA and 5th on UB at the 2009 Region VII L10 Regionals. She was the Region UB champion in 2008, placing 11th AA in the Jr. D division in Region VII. Link: Videos at
Tuesday, 28 July 2009 14:37

2010-2011: Case to Kent State

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Marie Case, a L10 National Team member who trains at Lakette's, has reportedly committed to Kent State, according to a site submission. The 2009 L10 National Champ on FX at Senior B, she placed 4th AA and 9th(t) on the VT. She also placed 13th AA at the Region VII L10 Regionals in 2008. Link: Recruiting Website
Monday, 27 July 2009 15:40

Cover Girl Classic

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The Cover Girl Classic (formerly known as the US Classic) was won by Olivia Courtney. Cassie Whitcomb won UB and Ivana Hong won BB. Recent L10 move-up Kayla Williams won both VT and FX. A variety of other recruitables and committed athletes competed. Link: Results
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