Our Top 10 Articles of 2020

As the wild and majorly eventful year 2020 comes to a close, we wanted to look back on the top articles we produced. Take a chance to remember some of your favorite pieces, or check them out for the first time before we ring in 2021 and the start of a new gymnastics season.

10. Most Anticipated J.O. Freshmen on Bars

Rounding out our top 10 is our most anticipated series’ feature on bars, apparently the second most popular event to fans when it comes to newcomers.

9. Most Anticipated J.O. Freshmen on Floor

Once again, recruiting coverage showed its popularity to round out our top articles of 2020, with floor winning out over its other three counterparts.

8. Tracking COVID-19 Updates for Universities With Gymnastics Teams

The first of our COVID-19 tracking docs, it’s funny to look back on a time when meets were still getting canceled and we were holding out hope we could cover the conference championships—just without fans.

7. A Letter to the College Gymnastics Community

The day the world felt like it was ending. The gymnastics season was newly canceled. We were staring down the barrel of nine long months without another gymnastics meet. We were so young back then. While it’s still unfair those 2020 seniors never got a proper goodbye, we can’t help but feel giddy over the fact that those nine months are finally almost over and gymnastics is on the horizon once again.

6. Long Island University Adds Division I Gymnastics Program

Aside from the pandemic and our recruit ratings, the largest bit of news to come out of 2020 was the announcement that Long Island University would be adding Division I gymnastics. And, as we narrow in on the Sharks’ very first meet in just a couple weeks, the excitement is at an all-time high.

5. Class of 2021 Signing Class Rankings

We tracked the signees then told you how it all played out. To get excited about what will be the fall of 2021’s incoming freshmen, we analyzed their strengths and ranked which classes were the best. Whether or not you agree, we can’t wait to see how things play out once they’re really competing.

4. Top Uncommitted Recruits in the Class of 2022

Recruiting coverage reigned supreme this year at College Gym News. Fans love to get a glimpse of the next generation of college athletes, and that was especially the case with our feature on gymnasts who are still uncommitted. We’re used to knowing where a gymnast intends to go by the time they’re 14, so still having individuals waiting to figure it all out when they’re 17 is an excitement we don’t get to feel often.

3. Tracking the Class of 2021 Signings

Again, another unsurprising piece, our signing class coverage lands at No. 3 on the list thanks to the nature of the information. We highlighted every team’s recruits as they signed in an easy-to-read way.

2. Coronavirus Updates for the NCAA Gymnastics Community

You won’t find many of the articles on this list to be surprising, and that’s certainly the case for our second of two coronavirus tracking documents, which is still being updated as new information becomes available.

1. College Gym News Announces Recruit Rating System

Our biggest project of the year, it’s no surprise the announcement of the recruit ratings system lands at No. 1 on the list. We are incredibly proud of the hard work we put in to make gymnastics’ first rating system a success and are so glad our audience was receptive to the concept.

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Article by Elizabeth Grimsley

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