Iowa State has six athletes to letters of intent, including two we have not yet featured. The six are: Henrietta Green, Milan Ivory, Hailey Johnson, Megan McDonald, Camille Santerre-Gervais and Michelle Shealy.
Johnson is a L10 from the Charter Oak Gliders who finished 28th AA at the 2009 L10 Nationals in the Senior B division. In 2008, she tied for 8th AA and 4th on BB in the Junior D division at L10 Nationals.
Santerre-Gervais is a Canadian who competed last season at the National Open level for Gymnix. At the 2009 Canadian Championships, she placed 3rd AA, 1st on BB, and 4th(t) on UB in the National Open division. In 2008, she was the National AA Champion at the National Open, 16+ level. She also captured the UB title and placed 3rd on BB.
Link: ISU Release
Lance Alberhasky has signed with Iowa, according to the Press-Citizen newspaper. He trains at the Iowa Gym Nest. At the 2009 Junior Olympic Nationals, he finished 44th in the AA preliminaries.
Samantha Seaman has signed with ASU, according to the News-Leader. The L10 trains at Missouri Valley. She qualified for L10 Nationals in 2009 but did not compete after placing 4th AA, 2nd on VT and 5th on FX at the Region IV Regionals, Sr. C. She also tied for 34th AA at the 2007 L10 Nationals.
Parkette Sean Senters has signed with Stanford, according to the Allentown Morning Call. In 2009, he finished 10th AA at the Junior Olympic Nationals. In 2008, he was 10th AA in the junior 14-15 divison of the VISA Championships, placing 1st on FX and 3rd(t) on HB.
International Elite Sarah Persinger has reportedly committed to Georgia for the 2012 season. Persinger, from Southeast Gymnastics in N. Carolina, recently finished 17th at the 2009 Covergirl Classic.
Alyssa Straub signed with Rutgers yesterday, according to the Allentown Morning Call. The Parkette L10 was the L10 National Champion on VT in the Senior B division this past season. She also finished 16th AA. As a Jr. D in 2008, she placed 14th(t) AA and 8th(t) on VT.
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According to the The Record newspaper, Madeline Kennedy will sign with UC Davis. The Byers-trained Level 10 finished 12th AA at the 2009 Region I L10 Regionals, Sr. A. As a L9 in 2008, she finished 7th AA and 6th(t) on VT at the Level 9 Western Nationals.
Link: Video on Gymnastike.org
As expected, Stanford signed Lauren Caldemeyer and Amanda Spinner for the 2010-2011 season.
Stanford Release: http://www.gostanford.com/sports/w-gym/spec-rel/111109aab.html
As previously announced here, Becca Alexin, Olivia Carisella, Sarah DeMeo, Kim Jacob, Jordan Moore and Hannah Toussaint signed Letter of Intent Wednesday. Bama Release: http://www.rolltide.com/sports/w-gym/spec-rel/111109aaa.html
Emily Petersen, a L10 at DeVeau's, has accepted an offer from Alaska, according to her club's website. Peterson placed 8th AA at the 2009 Region V L10 Regionals, where she was also the champion on the BB.
Western Michigan has announced the signing of Christine Bailye, Lauren Bledsoe and Kelsey Turnquist. The commits of Bailye and Turnquist were covered in prior news items.
Bledsoe is a L10 who trains at the Olympia Gymnastics Academy in Michigan. At the 2009 L10 Nationals, she placed 39th AA in the Sr. B division in her first year as a L10. She also finished 3rd AA at the 2008 Level 9 Eastern Nationals.
Link: WMU Release
Dick and Lynda Filbert have announced their retirement from Towson, effective at the end of this season. Dick Filbert has been head coach at Towson since 1983, while his wife Lynda has been an assistant for 20 years. In 1990, the Filbert-led Towson Tigers placed 9th at the NCAA Championships, and Dick Filbert was named co-Head Coach of the Year. He was named Towson Coach of the Year nine times and his teams have been ECAC champions 11 times.
Link: Towson Release