Tuesday, 14 June 2011 22:44

2012-2013: Griswold to Towson

Abby Griswold, a L10 at Daggett's, has committed to Towson for the 2012-2013 season.  This past season, she tied for 37th AA at the L10 JO Nationals, Senior A.  She also tied for 42nd AA at the 2010 L10 Nationals.  

Link:  Confirmation at the Club's Booster Club Page and Videos 

Tuesday, 14 June 2011 12:03

Towson Hires Schaller as Assistant

Towson has hired Becky (nee Robertson) Schaller as an assistant.  She was a standout at MSU in the 90s and has been volunteeing at Towson the past year.  She has been a club coach at Harford.

Link:  Towson Release

Monday, 13 June 2011 21:28

2011-2012: Air Force (M) Welcome Eight

Air Force has announced that eight gymnasts have accepted appointments at the Academy for the coming school year.  They are: 

Skyler Awisus - Reno, Nev.
Gared Chapman - Winter Park, Fla.
Gregory Chaput - Worcester, Mass.
Nicholas Gaudlip - Colorado Springs, Colo.
Corbin Palmer - Frisco, Texas
Steven Ramos - Broken Arrow, Okla.
Niko Schwab - Arvada, Colo.
Jon Spiro - Laguna Niguel, Calif.

Says Head Coach Kip Simons, "This is, by far, the best recruiting class that has been assembled in the last decade.... (Air Force) will take another step forward in the national rankings."

Link:  Air Force Release

Monday, 13 June 2011 14:49

NU Hires Brink as Assistant

Nebraska Head Coach Dan Kendig has announced that Heather Brink will join the program as an assistant coach.  She has been coaching since 2006 at Nebraska SOG, and prior to that at the Arizona Sunrays.  The 11-time All-American and former National AA champion replaces Danna Durante, who is now the Head Coach at Cal. 

Link:  NU Release

Bama senor Kayla Hoffman won the prestigious Academic All-American of the Year Award.  She was selected from nominees from the winter season, across all sports.

Link:  Bama Release

Thursday, 09 June 2011 20:20

2011-2012: Towson Signs Three

Towson has signed three gymnasts for 2011-2012: Janis Konkle, Lauren Ross and Diona Straub.  The commits of Ross and Straub were covered previously.

Konkle is a L10 who trains at All-Star in Massachusetts.  A National qualifier the last three years, she placed 51st AA at this year's L10 JO Nationals. 

Link:  Towson Release and Konkle's Channel

Wednesday, 08 June 2011 18:00

Morreale Named Head Coach at NIU

Sam Morreale has been named Head Coach at NIU, replacing Mark Sontag.  He has 22 years experience as a coach, including the last nine years at NIU.

Link:  NIU Release

Tuesday, 07 June 2011 21:00

2012-2013: Morgan Smith to Michigan

Morgan Smith, a senior international elite and US National Team member, has committed to Michigan, according to her club. 

Link:   Her Official Web Site

Tuesday, 07 June 2011 14:55

Hansen Video from the Elite Qualifier

Three time NCAA AA champion Jenny Hansen (Kentucky) competed two events at the recent Elite Qualifier.   She's 37 and works as a stunt double on "Make It or Break It".  See her on UB and BB below.

New Ohio State head coach Rustam Sharipov has named Casimiro Suarez and Paul Hamm as assistant coaches.  A member of the 1980 Cuban Olympic Team, Suarez has been coaching for 20 years, in a variety of club, college and National Team posts, and was most recently at Orlando Metro.  Olympic Champion Hamm returns to his alma mater, where he graduated magna cum laude in 2007 (in accounting). 

Link:  Ohio State Release

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