We're just over half way through the season, and we are about to transition to final stretch. After a rough first few weeks as many teams worked through various COVID protocols and the resulting cancelled meets, we have settled into a regular pattern of meets. Teams are breaking records left and right, and the average teams scores are on a record pace this season. Here's a few thoughts and impressions about the season thus far.
This year's recruiting class has been impacted by two major forces: the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics and the NCAA's new rules for Name, Image and Likeness (NIL). Normally, an Olympic year causes a relatively small number of potential high impact gymnasts to defer entry until the Games are completed. With the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tokyo Olympics were pushed out by another year, causing an additional year of top athletes to defer entry. In addition, new rules on Name, Image and Likeness mean that athletes that may have foregone their NCAA eligibility are now able to continuing their careers in…
The COVID-19 pandemic not only cut last season short, it has impacted our annual ranking of Top 10 Recruiting classes. Find out more, in our look at the Top 10 Recruiting Classes of 2020-2021.
Florida tops the WCGA Preseason Coaches' Poll for the women. They garnered 16 first place votes, the same as #2 Oklahoma. LSU edged Utah for 3rd. Denver, tied for 8th overall, garnered one 1st placed vote. The full poll appears below.
In a combined announced, the NCAA has released the list of future post-season host locations through 2026. Here's the complete list:
The NCAA Committee has released the Women's NCAA Code Modifications for 2020-2021. Read below for the rules changes this season. ** Spoiler alert -- they are minor **
The financial aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis have put athletics departments across the country under financial distress. Already, schools have announced cuts to their Gymnastics programs. Men are especially at risk with the loss of critical mass that could lead to the extinction of the sport in the NCAA. Here's the running list, one that we hope remains at five or less:
Graduation has completed throughout the country. Congratulations to all the graduates! Here's a look at the graduation losses at each squad in the final 2020 Top 16, based on the 2020 Final national finish.
The WCGA announced the 2020 Regular Season All America Awards on March 24th, 2020.  Oklahoma and Utah lead the list with five honorees each.  Florida, LSU, Michigan, UCLA and Washingon placed four members on the team. 
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