NC State has announced the hiring of former Illinois Head Coach Bob Starkell as an assistant.
Link: NC State Release
It's been ten years since the tragic events of September 11th, 2001. Today we honor the heroes of September 11th, 2001, including those who lost their lives. One of those people, Mari-Rae Sopper, closely touched the collegiate gymnastics community. As you may know, Mari-Rae Sopper was Head Coach of the University of California, Santa Barbara's women's gymnastics team. She was also a former standout collegiate gymnast and team captain for Iowa State. Many of you knew her in the capacity of coach, teammate, competitor, colleague and friend.
Ohio State has announced it has fired Men's assistant coach Paul Hamm. Hamm was arrested over the weekend, after an alleged assault.
Link: Ohio State Release
Megan Mercedes Jimenez has committed to Michigan for 2013-2014, according to her website. The L10 and former junior international elite trains at Precision in Southern California. At the 2011 Level 10 JO Nationals, she placed 4th(t) on BB, 10th(t) on VT and 14th AA. In 2010, she placed 4th AA, 4th(t) on BB, and 6th(t) on VT at the JO National meet. She then went on to finish 33rd in the junior international division at the VISA Championships.
Brittany Stover has committed to William and Mary for 2012-2013. The L10 at SIGS placed 8th AA at the 2011 Region V L10 Regionals. She placed 11th AA in 2009 at the L10 Regionals.
Link: YouTube.com Channel
Shelby Edwards, a L10 from Carter's Gymnastics in Mesa, is sticking close to home and accepting a scholarship at Arizona. This past season, she won the AA at the L10 States but did not compete at Regionals. In 2010, she also won States and placed 5th AA and 1st on UB at the Region I L10 Regionals, but did not compete at Nationals. The prior year, in 2009, she placed 2nd AA, 3rd(t) UB, 4th(t) on VT and BB, and 7th(t) on FX at the L10 Nationals.
Link: Carter's Gymnastics
Craig Ballard has joined the staff at Kent State, according to a school release. He had been an assistant at Bowling Green.
Link: Kent State Release