Tracking COVID Years

Late last year, the NCAA announced all winter sport athletes would be granted an extra year of eligibility no matter how much of their 2021 season they are able to complete. Now that the season is coming to a close and gymnasts are announcing their intention to return or retire, we decided to put the announcements all in one place.

The following information has been curated from gymnasts, teams and other journalists and will continue to be updated as more announcements are made.

For more information about the extra year of eligibility, stay tuned for the next Compliance Column where Noel Couch answers every question you can think of and more.

Alabama

Alaska 

Arizona

  • Laura Leigh Horton: definitely not

Arkansas

Auburn

Ball State

  • Claudia Goyco: definitely not
  • Arden Hudson: definitely not
  • Bri Slonim: definitely not

Boise State

Bowling Green

  • Elena Lawson: definitely not
  • Samantha Marion: definitely not

Bridgeport

Brown

  • Rose Domonoske: definitely not
  • Alyssa Gardner: definitely (took gap year in 2021)

BYU

  • Avery Bennett: definitely not
  • Abby Boden Stainton: definitely not
  • Helody Cyrenne: definitely
  • Jordan Matthews: definitely not
  • Abbey Miner-Alder: definitely not
  • Haley Pitou: definitely
  • Angel Zhong: definitely not

California

Centenary College

  • Jerrica Harris: definitely not
  • Jenny Jackson: definitely not
  • Sierra Ponder: definitely not

Central Michigan

  • Nora Fettinger: definitely not

Cornell 

  • Jessie Aman: definitely not
  • Emily Carr: definitely not
  • Claire Haklik: definitely not
  • Olivia Tometich: definitely not

Denver

Eastern Michigan

  • Courtney Bezold: definitely not
  • Cali Harden: definitely
  • Bri Price: definitely not
  • Jada Rondeau: definitely not

Florida

George Washington

  • Hannah Cohen: definitely not
  • Cydney Crasa: definitely not
  • Rachel Kaplan: definitely not
  • Olivia Norman: definitely not
  • Chloe Vitoff: definitely not
  • Anna Warhol: definitely not

Georgia

Illinois

Illinois State

  • Triniti Barron: definitely not
  • Isabelle Fox: definitely 
  • Cameron Topp: definitely not

Iowa

  • Erin Castle: definitely not (graduate school)
  • Clair Kaji: definitely

Iowa State

Kent State 

  • Jade Brown: definitely not
  • Abby Fletcher: definitely not
  • Nasha Manitkul-Davis: definitely not
  • Toshi Richard: definitely not

Kentucky

Lindenwood

  • Kyndall Baze: definitely not
  • Claire Bonacorsi: definitely not
  • Jordan Boogerd: definitely not
  • Aleah Leman: definitely not
  • Courtney Mitchell: definitely not
  • Aleah Turon: definitely not

LSU

Maryland

  • Audrey Barber: definitely
  • Collea Burgess: definitely not
  • Randi Morris: definitely not

Michigan

  • Anna Dayton: definitely not
  • Lauren Farley: definitely not
  • Annie Maxim: definitely not, going to grad school

Michigan State

  • Tristan Brown: definitely not
  • Lea Mitchell: definitely

Minnesota

NC State

  • Katie Cox: definitely not
  • Olivia Hunter: definitely
  • Lauren Kent: definitely not
  • Gabrielle Kistner: definitely (transfer from Bridgeport)
  • Kasey Nelson: definitely not
  • Tori Prati: definitely not
  • Nicole Webb: definitely

Nebraska

New Hampshire

  • Lauren Diggan: definitely
  • Claire Hampford: definitely not
  • Kylie Kratchwell: definitely
  • Hannah Roderick: definitely not

North Carolina

  • Lily Dean: definitely not

Northern Illinois

Ohio State

Oklahoma

  • Jordan Draper: no, moving on to grad school
  • Evy Schoepfer: no, moving on to grad school
  • Karrie Thomas: definitely
  • Anastasia Webb: definitely not
  • Carly Woodard: definitely

Oregon State

  • Lacy Dagen: definitely not
  • Savanna Force: definitely not
  • Niya Mack: definitely not
  • Kaitlyn Yanish: definitely
  • Colette Yamaoka: definitely

Penn

Penn State

  • Erynne Allen: definitely not
  • Alissa Bonsall: definitely
  • Lauren Bridgens: definitely
  • Kourtney Chinnery: definitely
  • Ava Verdeflor: definitely not

Pittsburgh

  • Jordan Ceccarini: definitely not
  • Katrina Coca: definitely not
  • Kailey Gillings: definitely

Rutgers

  • Sophia Atienza: definitely not
  • Belle Huang: definitely

SJSU

Southeast Missouri State

  • Gabrielle Adams: definitely not
  • Alana Fischer: definitely not

Southern Connecticut

Southern Utah 

  • Morgan Alfaro: definitely
  • Mikaela DeFilippo: definitely not (graduate school)
  • Molly Jozwiakowski: definitely not (medical school)
  • Alyssa Ladieu: definitely not (graduate school)
  • Hannah Nipp: definitely

Stanford

  • Kyla Bryant: definitely (per Stanford roster)
  • Taylor Lawson: definitely (per Stanford roster)
  • Lauren Navarro: definitely (per Stanford roster)
  • Rachael Flam: no, moving on to grad school
  • Grace Garcia: definitely not

Temple

  • Tori Edwards: definitely
  • Delaney Garin: no, going to PT school
  • Faith Leary: definitely
  • Jordyn Oster: definitely not

Texas Woman’s 

  • Bridgette Peterson: definitely not
  • Paige Stuyniski: definitely not

Towson

  • Tess Zientek: definitely not

UC Davis

  • Kelley Hebert: definitely not
  • Alyssa Ito: definitely not

UCLA

Ursinus

Utah

  • Alexia Burch: definitely
  • Emilie Leblanc: definitely not
  • Sydney Soloski: definitely

Utah State 

  • Autumn DeHarde: Probably not
  • Mikaela Meyer: definitely not

UW-Stout

  • Mikala Bugge: definitely

Washington

West Chester 

Western Michigan

West Virginia

William & Mary

Yale

9 comments

  1. There was an article somewhere on Twitter about LSU’s seniors. Olivia Gunter is confirmed NOT to be taking the extra year in that article, but the rest were undecided at that time.

  2. It looks like Megan Skaggs, Pauline Tratz and Savannah Kooyman are not coming back, they all posted “last practice before retirement (just going fun and difficult skills)” or “last vault in the O’Dome ever”

    1. We don’t know the status of any of the Denver seniors yet. Once they announce, we’ll add them.

  3. Aaaaaaa Alyssa and Lynnzee I can’t stop crying the tears of happiness!! Gotta chase the perfect tens

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