MOST 10s in NCAA history

Seniors Kyla Ross and Maggie Nichols currently sit in sixth and seventh place respectively, with Ross nine 10.0s away from tying the record. She recorded fourteen 10.0s during the 2019 season. …

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1 Jenny Hansen (Kentucky) 28
2 Jamie Dantzscher (UCLA) 27
3 Hope Spivey (Georgia) 24
4 Kim Arnold (Georgia) 21
5 Karin Lichey (Georgia) 20
6 Kyla Ross (UCLA) 19
7 Maggie Nichols (Oklahoma) 17

Right. judging has NOT been consistent over the decades. We are living in one of the highest scoring eras.

increasing the # of American College gymnasts

For many years the National Association of Intercollegiate Gymnastics Clubs (NAIGC) has been promoting the expansion of collegiate and adult gymnastics opportunities in the United States.

Our membership has grown to over 1750 members from more than 100 clubs.

Beyond the NCAA, there is a growing divide between the increasing demand for collegiate gymnastics, dwindling funding for gymnastics scholarships, and rising tuition. In 2017, we launched a scholarship program to help bridge this gap and every year we have been able to award $1500 scholarships to two male and two female athletes each year. …

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The NAIGC is trying to raise $10,000 towards 4 new scholarships.

NCAA Signing Classes ranked

College Gym News ranking for the 2021 season. (The season after next.)

For example, Morgan Hurd (projected to join Florida for the 2022 season) and Luisa Blanco (joining Alabama in January 2020) are not included.

No. 1 UCLA
No. 2 LSU
No. 3 Oregon State
No. 4 Denver
No. 5 California
No. 6 Utah
No. 7 Florida
No. 8 Michigan
No. 9 Oklahoma
No. 10 Auburn

Full Out 2 – the movie

I’ve been confused about this project.

When does it premiere?

Can the OU women’s gymnastics team win the National Championship without their star athlete Brenna Dowell who leaves the team to try out for the Olympics?

Click PLAY or watch a trailer on Vimeo.

OU’s Allie Stern competes on the vault during a women’s gymnastics competition between the University of Oklahoma and Alabama at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman Okla., Friday, March 15, 2019. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

Mark Williams interview

Dave Tilley posted a good interview with the legendary Oklahoma coach following Worlds.

  • 2019 World Championships, and how he felt Team USA did
  • The new leadership at USA Gymnastics, and his interactions with Li Li Leung
  • Mark’s thoughts on the year coming leading up to the 2020 Olympics
  • What he thinks coaches and gymnasts need to be successful during meet season
  • How he thinks about recruiting and running practices
  • His best advice for young coaches and gymnasts just getting started

I came away happy to hear the Worlds coaches are being consulted on the next USAG hire for the Men’s program. Mark is optimistic about Li Li, so far.

Mark felt the U.S. Worlds team did a great job overall. The only unhappy surprise was their poor performance in the qualifying round.

I was amused to hear that Mark’s toughest coaching challenge all-time was … preschoolers. 😀

Click through for links to the podcast.

2017

Rest in Peace Melanie Coleman

Terrible news.

Melanie Coleman died after being injured on a Bars dismount in training.

“We are heartbroken and stunned by Melanie’s passing,” head coach Mary Fredericks said. “She was an incredibly hard worker and a sweet-spirited young woman. …”

Melanie’s family has set up a GoFundMe.com page, as well as a page that coordinates meal donations to the family at MealTrain.com.

Southern Connecticut State University Athletics Mourns Passing Of Gymnast Melanie Coleman

Greg Marsden – pundit

More than anyone else, it was Greg Marsden who make University of Utah’s women’s gymnastics team the model for every other program.

Like me, Dvora Meyers follows Greg on social media:

Though Marsden stopped coaching four years ago, he hasn’t completely disappeared from the sport. Shortly after his retirement, he resurfaced on Twitter and is, according to his bio, a “haggard, old, jaded, irrelevant, narcissistic, hypocritical NCAA gym fan & social media uninfluencer.”

Read her review:

What do legendary NCAA gymnastics coaches do after they retire? Join Twitter.

Follow Greg on Twitter at @UtahMarz

2015