Bella Salcedo from Texas Dreams has committed to Penn State. She qualified to the 2018 Nastia Liukin Cup and finished 1st on vault and 7th AA. She placed 1st on vault and 2nd AA at her state meet. She was 1st on bars and 1st AA at regionals. She ended the season with a 5th place finish at JOs.
Cornell welcomes six newcomers for 2018-2019: Valerie Aubley, Michelle Espinosa, Haley Kondo, Miranda Lund, Sara Maughan and Donna Webster. The commits of all but Espinosa and Webster were covered in prior news items.
Kathryn Thaler from Stars has committed to Nebraska. She had a strong finish to her 2018 season, placing 1st AA, 1st on bars and floor at her state meet. She placed 1st on bars and 2nd AA at regionals. She placed 15th AA at JOs. We originally had her committing to Rutgers.
The American Classic was held this weekend at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City. This meet serves as a qualifier for the US Championships, although several athletes who have already qualified used the meet as a prep meet for the Championships.
Temple (W) has named Josh Nilson as their new Head Coach. He had spent last season as an assistant at Air Force. Prior to Air Force, he was briefly named Head Coach at EMU as well as a co-interim Head Coach at PSU (where he was also an assistant). Prior to that he was an assistant at USU and at TWU.
Rutgers has announced the hiring of Anastasia Halbig and Michael Rosso as assistants. Halbig is a former RU athlete and Temple graduate assistant. Rosso is a Rutgers grad as well and was a former Temple assistant under near Rutgers Head Coach Umme Salim-Beasley. Rosso's brother Ralph is an assistant at Washington.
Link: RU Release
Ella Hodges from Gymnastics and More has committed to Ohio State. She is a 2018 state beam champ. Her 2nd place finish at regionals qualified her to JOs and she finished 50thAA.
Jordan Hand from Sun Country Sports has committed to West Virginia. She qualified to regionals in 2017. She competed one event at her 2018 state meet and missed the rest of the championship season.