Of the senior elites competing at P&G Championships, 11 will begin college next year (2016-2017). Madison Kocian, Kyla Ross and Mykayla Skinner each opted to defer a year before going to college.
Madison Desch (Alabama)
Alyssa Baumann, Rachel Gowey, Amelia Hundley and Ashton Locklear (Florida)
Polina Shchennikova (Michigan)
Maggie Nichols (Oklahoma)
Felicia Hano, Kyla Ross and Madison Kocian (UCLA)
Mykayla Skinner (Utah)
Bailie Key (Florida), Megan Skaggs (Florida), Emily Schild (Georgia) and Nia Dennis (UCLA) will start college in 2017.
Brenna Dowell competed for Oklahoma last season and was a first-team All-American on bars and floor. After her freshman season, she deferred a year to return to elite competition. Dowell will rejoin Oklahoma in 2017 for her sophomore year.
Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman are not eligible to compete at the collegiate level due to their professional status.
Junior elites Sydney Johnson-Scharpf, Emily Gaskins, Laurie Hernandez and Jazmyn Foberg are committed to Florida for 2018-2019.