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Last Week in College Gym: August 24

There’s a lot that happens on the gymternet each week. So much so that it can be hard to keep track of it all. From training updates and COVID news to recruiting rumors and coaching announcements, we don’t blame you for missing some important points here and there.

But that’s where we come in. Last Week in College Gym is your one-stop shop for all the important headlines from the previous week in college gymnastics. No matter if you’re taking a social media break, went on vacation or just don’t have the capacity to follow every single gymnast, team and fan, we have you covered.

Top Storylines

Ashleigh Gnat Headed Back to Baton Rouge

Gnat, one of LSU’s most decorated gymnasts, spent the past season at Penn State. She will fill out Jay Clark’s inaugural staff, with Bob Moore and Ashleigh Clare-Kearney. 

Alaska Eliminates Gymnastics Following 2020-21 Season

The University of Alaska at Anchorage is eliminating four sports programs, including gymnastics, after this academic year. The Alaska team is fighting the decision.

Other Newsworthy Items

  • Recent Husker graduate Sierra Hassel is the Big Ten nominee for the NCAA Woman of the Year award.
  • Iowa is eliminating four Olympic sports after the 2020-21 season, including men’s gymnastics. Women’s gymnastics survived the culling.

Training Updates

  • Incoming Gopher Mya Hooten is training a front double full + front full pass on Tumbl Trak, via her Instagram Story. If she puts it on the floor, the E plus C combo would be very rare. She is also training a double double (E) into the pit.
  • LSU freshman Haleigh Bryant is on campus and back training, showing off a stunning double front half on bars onto a mat in the pit. 
  • Missouri sophomore Helen Hu posted a clip of the mount she’ll be using for her 2021 beam routine. 

READ THIS NEXT: Alaska Cuts Gymnastics Program, Effective After 2021 Season

Article by the editors of College Gym News

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