There’s a lot that happens on the gymternet each week. So much so that it can be hard to keep track of it all. From training updates and COVID news to recruiting rumors and coaching announcements, we don’t blame you for missing some important points here and there.
But that’s where we come in. Last Week in College Gym is your one-stop shop for all the important headlines from the previous week in college gymnastics. No matter if you’re taking a social media break, went on vacation or just don’t have the capacity to follow every single gymnast, team and fan, we have you covered.
Black athletes speak about their experiences with racism in gymnastics
LIU expands roster with transfers
Bridgeport sophomores Amanda Loo and Katy Koopman quietly changed their Instagram bios to state their transfers to LIU, where they will join Purple Knight classmate Nika Takagi, who announced her transfer earlier. Denver’s Emma Brown will also be a Shark, rounding out what we know of the sophomore class for now.
Athletes hit the gym
Many states have reopened recreational facilities in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. We’ve seen gymnasts getting back to work across the country. Shift Movement Science has noted that the sudden return to training can be a high injury risk.
Jennifer Green named Air Force head coach
Iowa assistant coach Jennifer Green will take the helm in Colorado Springs, taking over from interim head coach Jennifer Langley. Green was the primary beam coach for the Hawkeyes.
Other Newsworthy Items
- Michigan’s Sierra Brooks spoke about her experiences as a black athlete with SeeUsMovement.com. Teammate Gabby Wilson posted a video about her experiences, including anti-racism resources.
- UCLA’s Margzetta Frazier explained that athletes should not be put in boxes according to their skin color on BBC Sport.
- Nebraska junior Sarah Hargrove posted a video of a Ray to her Instagram story, noting that it has been seven months since she last trained the skill due to injury.
- Kaylee Quinn, who is transferring from Nebraska to Alabama, posted a video of herself running on a treadmill. Quinn missed all but the first meet of 2020 with a knee injury.
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