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Last Week in College Gym: September 14

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

Boise State Names Bruden and Nilson Team Captains 

Seniors Tatum Bruden and Maddi Nilson have been named the Broncos’ captains for the 2020-2021 season. “I am looking forward to a great year with Maddi and Tatum leading the team,” Boise State head coach Tina Bird said. “They have been studying leadership and, with the help of our other seniors, are ready to step into this important role.”

Koeth Opens Up About Mental Health 

Sacramento State’s star beamer Amber Koeth shared her recent struggles with depression. The junior says she is now in a healthier place thanks to counseling and support from friends and family. Koeth encourages others to “try to find the strength to tell at least one person.” Koeth said, “Just having that one person support system could trigger a ripple effect.”

Other Newsworthy Items

  • Most of the incoming LIU gymnasts have arrived on campus and moved in with a couple of notable exceptions. Alisson Lapp arrived in New York but will be in quarantine until September 16 and will not be able to start practice until then. Reagan Jones and Talia Folino did not appear in the first team picture. According to the caption, one of the team members will not be joining until January, likely either Jones or Folino.  

Training Updates

  • Pitt junior Olivia Miller is back on bars after being off the event for over a year due to her shoulder surgery.

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