Rutgers announced the hiring of Kera Bolen and Umme Salim-Beasley as assistants. Salim-Beasley was a standout at WVU and has coached at Penn and WVU, in addition to the high school level.
Link: Rutgers Release
Rutgers has hired Kera Bolen, a former Oregon State athlete and volunteer assistant, as an assistant coach.
Link: Oregon State Release
Kelsey Aucoin has committed to New Hampshire for the 2012-2013, according to her club. The L10 trains at Metroplex. At the 2011 Region 3 L10 Regionals, she competed just two events, VT and FX, but won both. She also finished 13th AA at Regionals in 2010.
Link: Personal Website
Emily Barrett, a L10 at Bart Connor Gymnastics in Norman, Oklahoma, has committed to Denver. At the 2011 L10 Junior Olympic Nationals, she placed 37th AA. She finished 28th AA at Nationals in 2010.
Link: YouTube.com Channel
Towson announced another signing during the late period: Samantha Lutz, a L10 from Elite Energy in Tennessee, has signed with the Tigers. In her first season as a L10, she qualified all the way through to the L10 Nationals, where she tied for 48th AA. In 2010, as a L9, she placed 1st AA, UB, and FX at the Level 9 Eastern Nationals.
Link: Towson Release
Josh Nilson has been named an assistant at TWU. He comes to the Pioneers from USU, where he speant three years as an assistant.
Link: USU Release
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Iowa State has announced the hiring of Kristen Maloney and Katie Minasola as assistants. Olympian and former UCLA star Maloney was an assistant coach at UNH last season. Katie (nee Teft) Minasola has been asssistant at Michigan State.
Link: Iowa State Release
Alexandra Raisman of Brestyan's won the AA title at the CoverGirl Classic on Saturday night. Chellsie Memmel of M&M was 2nd AA. Earlier in the day, Kyla Ross of Gym Max won the junior title.
UCLA grad Anna Li competed on UB, hitting her new skills but coming off on the low bar as she prepped for her stalder hecht. Casey Jo Magee, the ex-Arkansas star, competed extremely well but just missed qualifying to the Championships on all four events (she previously qualified in three). Florida sophomore MacKenzie Caquatto hit her UB and BB routines well, scoring over 14 points on each. NU incoming frosh did well on three events, qualifying for the VISA Championships on three events. However, UW incoming frosh Jaclyn McCartin was injured on VT and was carried off the floor.
Link: USA Gymnastics