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Last Week in College Gym: June 7

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 year announcements to recruiting rumors and coaching news, we don’t blame you for missing some important points here and there.

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

Dave Kuzara Joins Denver Staff

The Pioneers announced that former Pittsburgh assistant Kuzara would join the team for the 2022 season. Often a vault and floor coach, Kuzara also brings previous head coaching experience to Denver. He will replace Jimmy Pratt, who moved to Utah to be closer to his family.

Other Newsworthy Items

  • SEC conference has announced eligibility for intraconference athletes starting immediately. Previously, intraconference transfers were required to miss a year of competition. 
  • Five-star recruit Ariel Posen has switched her college commitment from UCLA to Georgia for the 2023 season. 
  • Olivia Greaves (‘22), also a 5-star, has decommitted from Florida.

Training Updates

  • Abby Paulson, a rising junior at Utah, posted herself training a triple full on floor on her Instagram Story.
  • Towson rising sophomore Grace Vaillancourt is training a double front on floor while teammate and rising junior Lauren Bolen is training a Yurchenko 1.5 on vault.
  • North Carolina rising senior Drew Aldridge is training a full-in on floor.
  • Makayla Curits is coming out swinging with training for herCOVID year: The Husker is working a triple series on beam.
  • After a wrist injury kept her out of her freshman campaign, Iowa’s Kareena McSweeny is back on bars. She posted a Jaeger to her Instagram story.
  • Two Buckeyes are training 10.0 vaults; Claire Gagliardi is working a Yurchenko half-on front pike and Sydney Jennings a Yurchenko 1.5.
  • Kentucky has shown multiple athletes training upgraded E-level pases on floor. Bailey Bunn has been working a double layout. 
  • Linda Zivat, a Michigan State gymnast who appears to be trying to transfer, has added a new E pass to her repertoire. She’s working a front double full (fourth slide), and has shown readiness on vault and bars as well.

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