10 Seniors We NEED to Come Back for Fifth Years

By Christina Marmet, Elizabeth Grimsley and Caroline Medley

The season is over, which means most of our favorite seniors will be graduating and moving on to the non-gymnastics part of their lives. However, we just can’t let go. While some have potential fifth years begging to be used, others don’t. But that’s not stopping us from wishing they could come back for just one more year! In no particular order, these 10 seniors are some we NEED to come back for fifth years (even if they’re not technically eligible to do so).

Chayse Capps, Oklahoma
Why does one of the best dancers in the NCAA have to leave us already? Capps’s presence, originality and intensity on floor has been unmatched over the last four years, and her floor routines were always one of the most anticipated ones. On top of that, Capps was also undoubtedly the beam queen, moving on the apparatus flawlessly and always with grace. Every time Oklahoma moved to beam, you could always relax and just enjoy the show, and Capps was just the cherry on top.

Talia Chiarelli, Michigan
Seriously, who else is ever going to do beam to Iggy Azalea again? We need Chiarelli back for her entertainment value, the incredible tumbling she showcased, and her unrelenting spirit. It’s really a shame Michigan never made it to the Super Six during her time there, and her loss will likely make it harder. A fifth year could solve that!