Gabrielle Winstead UW-Stout

Last Week in College Gym: August 29

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

Michigan State Inks Team-Wide Deal with ‘This is Sparta’

This NIL fund gives each Michigan State gymnast $5,000 and requires them to donate at least 5% of it to a charity of their choosing. No women’s gymnastics team has ever had this type of NIL deal. 

Other Newsworthy Items

  • Denver’s head coach Melissa Kutcher-Rinehart was inducted into the USA Gymnastics Region 8 Hall of fame. 
  • Stephanie Stoicovy-Worrell was promoted to George Washington’s associate head coach. Stoicovy-Worrell is heading into her eighth season with the program. 
  • Marissa King was named Nebraska’s volunteer assistant coach. King, an 11-time All-American for Florida, spent the last couple seasons choreographing, coaching and working as an analyst for ESPN and the SEC network. 
  • Don Houlton was named Western Michigan’s assistant coach. 

NIL Brand Deals

  • Taylor Ann Wilson is working with Liquid IV. 

Training Updates

  • Gabrielle Winstead, UW-Stout rising sophomore, was seen training a tucked Yurchenko full and straddle Jaegers on Instagram. 
  • Fisk rising freshman Jordynn Cromartie is training a side aerial layout step-out beam series. She was also seen performing a split ring full jump on Instagram this week. 

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