Rachel Updike has given Missouri a verbal commitment for the 2011-2012 season, according to her family. Updike, from KGDC Twisters in Kansas, competed as an international elite as a junior then dropped back to Level 10 in 2007.
Alaska has signed four athletes for 2010-2011: Melissa Doucette, Gabriella Jannotta, Morgan Key and Emily Peterson. The commits of Jannotta, Key and Peterson were covered in prior news item.
Doucette is a L10 from Atlantic in New Hampshire. At the 2009 L10 Nationals, she tied for 23rd AA, in the Senior D division. As a Senior B in 2008, she placed 50th AA.
Link: UAA Release
Kailah Delaney has reportedly committed to Utah for the 2011-2012 year. Delaney is an L10 training at Kips in California. She finished 3rd AA, 1st V, 2nd BB, 7th FX at the '09 JOs, Jr. C.
Minnesota has announced that Megan Alvarez (IGI) and Alexandra Feeken (LaFleur’s Tampa) will be joining the team in the fall of 2010, each having signed acceptance of Admission forms. Alverez finished 16th AA, 9th BB at her '09 regional meet. Feeken placed 9th BB, 13th V at her '09 regional meet.
Central Michigan has announced the signing of three gymnastics for 2010-2011: Emily Heinz, Brittany Petzold, and Alyssa Wilson. The commits of Wilson and Heinz were covered in prior news items.
Petzold is a L10 who trains at Olympia Gymnastics. At the 2009 Region V L10 Regionals, she placed 10th AA, earning a spot at the NIT meet.
Link: CMU Release
Stephanie Giameo has committed to Maryland for 2011-2012, according to a site submission. She's a L10 who trains at ENA Paramus (NJ). At the 2009 L10 Nationals, she placed 42nd AA in the Junior C division.
Link: Her Club Profile Page
Kaitlyn Clark has committed to Alabama according to an announcement on her web page. Clark, an International Elite at Precision in California, placed 10th AA at the '09 Nationals Championships.
The season is just around the corner, and the Women's Top 25 Coaches' Preseason Poll is available. As the teams hold their annual intrasquad meets, we're eagerly awaiting the start of another season. And what a better way to start, than with Capsule Previews of the Top 25 teams. See who's graduated, who's incoming, and how many routines are returning from last season. Check out the link in the News/Features section of the site.
Colleen Mulcahy, L10 from Arena Gymnastics in Joliet, Illinois, has committed to the University of Missouri for the 2012 season. She placed 15th AA (10th UB) in the Jr C session of 2009 JO Nationals.