Savannah Schoenherr salutes to the judge with a smile on her face after finishing her vault

Last Week in College Gym: October 3

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.

Newsworthy Items

  • Sports Business Journal released a profile on ESPN’s vice president of production Meg Aronowitz, a staunch advocate for women’s college sports who helped raise NCAA gymnastics mainstream visibility. 
  • Florida fifth-year Leah Clapper is partnering with CAMPUS to allow fans to help choreograph her 2023 floor routine by submitting dance moves via TikTok and Twitter. 
  • Clemson released its first official team photo, as well as a highlight reel of the team in action. The Tigers will make their competitive debut in 2024. 
  • Arkansas sophomores Frankie Price and Leah Smith were featured on Fayetteville’s 5 News. The gymnasts discussed the university’s new Black Leadership Athletic Committee, of which they are founding members. 
  • Raina Malas, Ohio State junior, maxed out in team strength testing and is the first gymnast to accomplish the feat under Meredith Paulicivic.

NIL Brand Deals

  • Recent Florida transfer Victoria Nguyen is working with shoe brand Crocs while teammate Leanne Wong is collaborating with Campbell’s soup. 

Training Updates

  • Alabama sophomore Corinne Bunagan, who missed last season due to injury, showed off a candle mount to kick off her comeback season.
  • Florida fifth-year Savannah Schoenherr posted a training video of a Yurchenko double full captioned, “Just playing around… or am I🤔”
  • TWU sophomore Sierra Muns was seen training a side aerial + layout step-out beam series, an upgrade that will put her name in the mix for a lineup spot. 
  • Simpson’s Kaelyn Tally showed off a front handspring front tuck half on vault. We love to see the Storm bringing the start values to the table from the beginning!
  • Take a peak at OU’s latest beam updates, featuring a triple series from Allie Stern, Audrey Davis’ Liukin and a double tuck dismount from Faith Torrez. 

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