Host Bama went 24 for 24 to hold off MSU. Bama's Luisa Blanco won the AA with a big 39.575, the FX and tied for 1st on BB with MSU's Baleigh Garcia. Teammate Makkari Doggette won UB and tied for 1st on VT with MSU frosh Sage Kellerman and her teammate Gabrielle Stephen.
Randy Solorio will retire from his post as Head Coach at Sac State. He's been HC since 2016 and was an assistant starting in 1986. Prior to that, he was a gymnast at UC Davis before transferring down the Causeway to Sac St to complete his studies. He has successfully recovered from liver cancer, first diagnosed in March 2020.
Ostendorf is a senior transfer from Ball State
The 2023 is about to kick off, and we're anticipating a high flying season with plenty of record high scores. We're once again publishing Season Previews for the entire Top 25 teams, as ranked by the Coaches' Preseason Poll. In each Preview, we've summarized the team's returning routines, their lost routines, their returning starters and the rest of their roster, with a special focus on their newcomers. We'll also give a brief overview preview of their prospects and challenges.
This year's recruiting class features sets of recruits both large and small, and packed with talent. The discrepancies in size between the classes presents a challenge when rating classes. A large class could easily rise up in the rankings, without considering the disproportionate impact of key high scoring gymnasts. The aftereffects of the extra COVID years is still impacting the size of the classes and the new opportunities with Name Image and Likeness (NIL) may be starting to influence recruiting choices. This is also perhaps one of the last classes where many of the commits were made quite early. At least one gymnast in this class committed to her college when she was just 13. Let's see how all the top teams stack up in the 2022-2023 edition of our annual look at the Top 10 Recruiting Classes.