Maryland has signed four gymnasts to National Letters of Intent: Katy Dodds, Elizabethe Manzi, Karen Tang and Ebony Walters. The commits of Dodds, Manzi and Walters were covered in prior news items.
Tang is a L10 who trains at Daggett's. She in the 2009 L10 National Champ on FX. She also placed 6th(t) on VT and 14th(t) AA at Nationals. She also tied for 20th AA, 6th on FX and 10th on VT at the 2008 L10 Nationals.
Rutgers has announced the signing of Louisa Leal and Alyssa Straub. Straub's commit was covered in a prior news item.
Leal is a member of the Columbian National Team and a former Junior Elite AA winner in her country. Competing L10 last season, she placed 13th(t) AA, 9th(t) FX and 10th on VT at the 2009 L10 Nationals, Junior D. She trains at Gold for the Gold in New Jersey.
Link: Rutgers Release
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Ellese Sakai-Hart has committed to Denver, according to a site submission. The rising L10 from Airborne (CA) placed 7th AA, 2nd on VT and 2nd on UB at the 2009 L9 Western Nationals. Also, in 2008, she placed 15th AA and 7th(t) on BB at Level 9 Western Nationals.
Alexa Davis has signed with Towson for 2010-2011, according to an athlete submission. A L10 at Central PA Gymnastics, she placed 36th AA at the 2009 L10 Nationals. At the 2009 Level 9 Eastern Nationals, she placed 19th AA and 6th VT in the Senior B division.
Illinois' Men's program announced the signing of CJ Maestas and Cameron Rogers. Both are current members of the US Junior National Team. Maestes just won the gold on Rings and silver AA at the 2009 Pan American Junior Championships. In May, he won his second straight national title on Rings at the Junior Olympic Nationals. He then finished 21st in the senior division of the VISA (US) Championships. He also won PB. In 2008, he placed 3rd AA at the JO Nationals.
Rogers won the AA, R and PB at the 2009 VISA (US) Championships.
Link: Illinois Release
Southeast Missouri has signed Erin Brady, Samantha Marrero, and Kimberly Pickerl, according to a school release. The commits of Brady and Pickerl were covered in prior news items.
Marrero is a L10 from Gold Medal Gymnastics in New York. She placed 39th AA, 7th(t) on BB and 9th on FX at the 2009 L10 Nationals.
Link: SEMO Release
Bowling Green has announced the signing of four athletes to letters of intent: Jamie Applefield, Megan Harrington, Gabriela Swanson and Lacey Swords. The commits of Applefield, Harrington and Swanson were covered in prior news items. Swords is a L10 from Integrity Gymnastics. She qualified to the 2009 Region V L10 Regionals, but competed only on VT and FX. She was also 17th AA at the 2007 Region V L10 Regionals.
Link: BGSU Release
As previously reported, Natalie Bohonsky, Katherine Grable, Shelby Salmon, Scarlett Williams and Bailee Zumwalde signed with Arkansas. Bohonsky will join the team in January.
Sidney Sanabria-Robles from Caguas, Puerto Rico; Gabby Swart from Coopersburg, Pa.; Sarie Morrison from Dallas, Texas; and Maliah Mathis from San Antonio, Texas have signed with LSU for the 2010-2011 season. The commitments of Swart, Morrison and Mathis were covered earlier. Sanabria-Robles trains at Orlando Metro, but she has represented Puerto Rico in international meets.