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Last Week in College Gym: November 30

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.

Newsworthy Items

  • Per her mother, Oklahoma freshman Meilin Sullivan will miss the 2021 season due to COVID-related myocarditis and pericarditis. 
  • Ashley Kernan, a junior at BYU, announced a medical retirement from college gymnastics on her instagram due to a recent injury. 
  • Liam Clark, the two-year-old brother of UCLA alumna and San Jose State graduate student Mercedez Sanchez, has sadly passed away after a year-long battle with AML leukemia. You can support the family by donating to their GoFundMe page.

Training Updates

  • George Washington sophomore Hannah Munnelly, who is coming back from a torn Achilles, posted clips of vault and bars training. 
  • UC Davis junior Kyla Kessler–who has been sidelined with injuries since the 2019 season–is back in action, showing off a double layout dismount on bars in a recent training video. 
  • California junior Talitha Jones, who tore her ACL in March of last season, was seen in an Instagram story training a back walkover to Onodi connection on the low beam.

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