Four Future NCAA Gymnasts Named to U.S. Olympic Squad

Four future NCAA gymnasts were named to the eight-member U.S. Olympic squad Sunday. Incoming UCLA freshman Madison Kocian and Florida verbal commit Laurie Hernandez were named to the team while Utah incoming freshman MyKala Skinner and Oklahoma verbal commit Ragan Smith were named alternated. Pro athletes SImone Biles, Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas were also named to the team and Ashton Locklear, a former Florida commit, was named the final alternate.A handful of other college-bound athletes also competed at the final test on the road to Rio this weekend. Maggie Nichols finished sixth in the all

around and will join Oklahoma’s team this fall while Amelia Hundley, ninth at the Trials, and Rachel Gowey, 11th, will join Florida’s squad for the upcoming season. Oklahoma’s Brenna Dowell, who took last season off to train for Rio, will rejoin the team for the 2017 season as well. Christina Desiderio (LSU) and Emily Schild (Georgia) are both verbal commits and also competed at the meet in San Jose, Calif.The Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games will take place starting August 5 with the Opening Ceremony. Women’s gymnastics begins August 4 with podium training followed by qualifications on August 6. For coverage of the Games and information on how you can watch, check back here or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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