Elise Gray signed with Illinois State and is on the 2010-2011 roster, according to a site submission. Gray is a L10 who trained at IGI. She placed 26th AA at the 2009 Region V L10 Regionals, after placing 8th AA in 2008.
You can see her site profile here.
Western Michigan has announced that two transfers have joined the squad. Caitlin Sullivan competed for Alabama her frosh year and is expected to anchor the WMU beam lineup. She will have three years remaining. Taylor Zondervan transfers from Michigan and will have one season of eligibility remaining. She originally started at OU.
Link: WMU Release
The NCAA Code Modifications for 2010-2011 are now available at the Judge's web site. As always, the NCAA Code Modfications can be impacted by changes to the underlying JO Code, effective through November 2010. So far, the changes described in the document, as they compare to last season, appear to be neglible and won't have an impact on routine construction.
Be sure to vote in the latest site poll on which skill you think the NCAA should devalue in the next update.
Link: Code Modifications
McKenzie Fechter has committed to Washington for 2011-2012, according to the athlete and her official web site. Fechter currently trains as L10 at M&M Gymnastics in Wisconsin, after four years at KGDC. She was an international elite qualifier for two years.
Madison Podlucky has committed to Washington for 2011-2012, according to her family. Podlucky is a L10 who trains at the Auburn Gymnastics Center. At the 2010 L10 Nationals, she finished 42nd AA in the Sr. A group. She was 33rd AA at Nationals in 2009.
Link: YouTube.com Channel
Former Cal great Tim McNeill has been hired as the Head Coach at Cal, according to a school release. He graduated from Cal in 2008 and has been training as a member of the US National Team.
Link: Cal Release
J.J. Ferreira has been named as an assistant at Maryland, according to a school release. The former Springfield athlete was a coach at Springfield and at the Unique Sports Academy.
Link: Maryland Release
Former Olympian and Honda Award winner Kristen Maloney joins the staff at New Hampshire as an assistant coach, replacing Lindsey Bruck. As a NCAA athlete, Maloney helped UCLA to several national team titles while picking up individual titles on vault and beam.
Read More about her achievements.
Madison Shorts, a Level 10 at Buckeye Gymnastics in Westerville, Ohio, has committed to Ball State for the 2011-2012 season. After spending most of the 2010 season with an ankle injury, she came back to compete at regionals where she placed 18th.
Jaclyn "Jackie" McCartin, a senior international elite from Charter Oak, has committed to Washington, according to a site submission. She start in 2011-2012. At the 2010 VISA (US) Championships, she placed 12th AA. In 2009, she was the L10 National AA, UB and BB champion. She also placed 2nd on FX at that meet.
Illinois has announced the resignatin of Bob Starkell, who has worked on the Illinois coaching staff for 17 years. Starkell was named National Head Coach of the Year in '09 and he was recently made Director of Gymnastics, overseeing both the men's and women's programs. Kim Landrus, the team's Associate Coach, has been named to replace him as interim head coach this season.
Lily Hardin, a sr. elite competing for WOGA, has committed to Arkansas for the 2012-13 season. She competed two to three events in her meets last season. In 2009, she was 4th on beam at the American Classic, 3rd on vault at the 2009 WOGA Classic, and 3rd AA at the 2009 Metroplex Challenge elite qualifier.