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The Team

Editor in Chief

Elizabeth Grimsley
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Elizabeth is a former gymnast turned gym nerd who lives in Texas but calls Georgia home. She is a lover of cats, Harry Potter and (well-performed) sheep jumps. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.A. in Journalism, an emphasis in magazines, a certificate in sports media and a minor in sociology. She is a Fink Scholar and earned the Cox Poynter Leadership certificate. She founded College Gym News in the fall of 2015.

Managing Editor

Emily Minehart
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Emily is a former gymnast and J.O. judge turned runner and gym nerd living in Chicago. She’s a sucker for a good toe point, and in her non-gymnastics life, she has a B.A. in History from the University of Chicago, an M.S. in Library Science from the University of Illinois and is working as an archivist. Aside from managing editor, Emily is also in charge of the Big Ten beat.

Senior Editors

Brandis Heffner
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Brandis is a gym nerd and avid sports fan who has called Central Illinois home all his life. Despite a very short gymnastics career as a kid, he maintained his love for the sport. Brandis is a former diver, having dove for Iowa where he also earned degrees in Journalism and Sports Studies. When not watching gymnastics, he can be found watching literally any other sport he can find on TV or afford to go to in person. Brandis is in charge of the Pac-12 beat.

Katherine Weaver

Katherine became interested in gymnastics after the 2016 Olympics and has been hooked ever since. Though not a gymnast herself, she loves working out and running, and she’s also an avid reader and writer. Katherine is in charge of the SEC beat.

Mary Emma Burton
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Mary Emma first became interested in gymnastics after watching the 2004 Olympics, but it wasn’t until 2016 that she started following NCAA gymnastics and never looked back. She is a graduate student in the greater Pittsburgh area, studying to receive certification to teach high school chemistry. Mary Emma is in charge of the EAGL and ECAC beats.

Rebecca Scally
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Rebecca is a UK-born, Los Angeles-based gym fan. She’s a University of Washington alumna who has tried gymnastics both as a child and as an adult, only to lose enthusiasm as soon as she remembered that backward rolls are scary. (She had better luck with ballet, which she did for fourteen years.) In her real life, she’s a preschool teacher and loves cooking, reading, watching tennis and spending time with her pet rabbits. Rebecca is in charge of the USAG beat.

Tara Graeve
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Tara is a former gymnast turned cheerleader and gym nerd hailing from Colorado. She loves all things gymnastics, and you can often find her handstanding and leaping around the house. She is a student at the University of Denver and also loves photography, reading and lettering. Tara is in charge of the Big 12 and MRGC beats.


Rachel Riesterer
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Rachel is a former UW-La Crosse gymnast and graduated with a degree in marketing. She currently lives in the Milwaukee area while going back to school for nursing. When Rachel’s not busy studying or coaching future Olympic champions, she enjoys reading thrillers, eating nachos and perusing Twitter and Instagram for the latest gym updates. In fact, it’s not a normal day if someone doesn’t say to her, “You’re watching gymnastics videos again?!” Rachel is in charge of the DIII beat.

Associate Editors

Claire Billman
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Claire first fell in love with gymnastics as a small child watching Shannon Miller compete at the ’92 Olympics. Though she gave up competitive gymnastics at age 14 to focus on studying the cello, she has remained a devoted gym nerd. In her professional life, Claire has a B.A. in History and English and an AAS in Occupational Therapy. She lives in Greenville, South Carolina, with her husband (a high-level Ultimate Frisbee player), dog and two cats. She makes all four of them watch gymnastics meets with her in their spare time. Claire is in charge of the MPSF, recruiting and elite beats.

Kalley Leer
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Kalley is a long-time gym nerd who fell in love with the sport after watching the Magnificent Seven win gold in 1996. Her favorite gymnast is Shannon Miller, and she has the old scrunchie photos to prove it. She lives in Minneapolis, has a B.A. in Communication Studies from Gustavus Adolphus and now works in finance. In her spare time she enjoys reading, traveling and trying to convince her husband to rescue more dogs. Kalley is in charge of the MAC and MIC beats.

Lauren O’Neil
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Lauren is in charge of the WIAC beat.

Caroline Price
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Caroline is in charge of the NCGA-East beat.


Emily Howell-Forbes
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Emily is a gym nerd from Washington. She graduated from Central Washington University with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Sociology, as well as from the University of Puget Sound with a M.S. in Occupational Therapy. She now works for a local school district as an occupational therapist. She was also a gymnast as a child. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, painting and spending time with her far too many dogs. She is the senior photographer for College Gym News.

Special Correspondent

Christina Marmet
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Christina is a gym nerd from France. She graduated from Boston University with a B.S in Marine Science and B.A in Journalism, as well as from the University of Miami with a M.S in Marine Affairs and Policy. Christina was a synchronized swimmer for 12 years. She loves to be in the water, travel, learn languages and attend adult gymnastics classes whenever possible.

Administrative Assistant

Jenna King
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Jenna became hooked on gymnastics after watching the 1996 Olympics. She is a graduate of Florida State with a B.S. in Meteorology and currently works in web development. She spends her free time doing coding projects and making lots and lots of spreadsheets.

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