Last Week in College Gym: December 5

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

NCAA Nationals Broadcast Slated for ABC

ESPN released its broadcast schedule for the upcoming NCAA gymnastics season, and for the third straight year the national championships will be shown on ABC. That broadcast highlights more than 60 hours of women’s gymnastics coverage set to grace our screens across ESPN platforms in 2023. Check out the full slate of meets here.

Other Newsworthy Items

  • Recently graduated Brockport gymnast, Nicole Jackson, is now an assistant coach with the Cortland Red Dragons. 
  • Utah is set to host its first-ever “Night with the Red Rocks” event in late January. The event will include a social hour, dinner, silent auction and the reuniting of Grace McCallum, Kara Eaker and their 2020 Olympic team head coach, Tom Forster.
  • Ball State’s assistant coach Scott Wilson is currently undergoing radiation treatments and chemotherapy to treat a brain tumor. Consider supporting his GoFundMe here

Training Updates

  • Two Utah gymnasts are training new tumbling passes on floor this season. Jaedyn Rucker is working a double Arabian while Jaylene Gilstrap has been tumbling a front double full.
  • LIU held its intrasquad on Saturday where freshman Syd Morris showed a standing full on beam and junior Mara Titarsolej showed an illusion on the same event after not competing there in 2022. Talia Folino also showed off a clean bars routine after not competing on bars in 2022.
  • The Florida Gators showed off their depth at an intrasquad over Thanksgiving. Fifth-year Savannah Schoenherr, junior Victoria Nguyen, senior Payton Richards and freshman Lori Brubach joined sophomore Sloane Blakely and reigning NCAA champ Trinity Thomas in the all-around while fifth years Rachel Baumann and Leah Clapper, redshirt freshman Morgan Hurd and true freshman Kayla DiCello appeared on bars, beam and floor. Recent worlds team gold medalist Leanne Wong did not compete but is expected to contribute on all four events during the 2023 season. 

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