Jessica Hutchinson does on-the-floor choreography during her floor routine

Last Week in College Gym: December 19

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

No. 1 Recruit Makes Debut at Meet the Bruins

The class of 2022’s top-ranked recruit, Selena Harris, made her debut at UCLA’s intrasquad last week and competed in the all-around alongside Margzetta Frazier, Emily Lee and Jordan Chiles. For a full recap of the meet, check out our live blog.

Other Newsworthy Items

  • Denver posted a feature on junior Jessica Hutchinson and her floor routine with some famous roots: It is the same routine her mother, 1992 Olympian Silvia Mitova, did at the Olympics!
  • Utica continues to grow its incoming roster, with Joscelyn Wabick committing as the program’s first freshman. 
  • LSU followed up an impressive showing at Gymnastics 101 by announcing a new docuseries called “The Climb” chronicling the team’s 2022-23 season. The Tigers also have new member in their midsts: Coaches Courtney and Garrett Griffeths welcomed daughter Ryleigh Grace late last week. 

Training Updates

  • Reigning national beam runner-up and Hawkeye junior Adeline Kenlin is training a triple series on beam.
  • Though she didn’t perform it at Georgia’s recent First Look, senior Soraya Hawthorne has resumed training a double layout on floor. 
  • Sunisa Lee is officially back on the Plains, appearing on bars and beam at Auburn’s preview meet. Lee unveiled a difficulty-laden bar routine that includes a straddled Jaeger and Gienger while teammates Olivia Hollingsworth, Gabby McLaughlin and Hannah Hagle joined senior Cassie Stevens in the all-around. 
  • The Gymbacks have depth to spare heading into 2023 with all 17 team members competing at least one event Arkansas’s preview meet. Redshirt freshman Frankie Price made her long-awaited debut on vault and floor. 
  • Alabama fans got their first look at the team under first-year head coach Ashley Johnston at the Crimson and White preview. Sophomore Corinne Bunagan competed on three events after sitting out last season due to injury. 
  • Denver held its annual Crimson and Gold intrasquad on Sunday. Graduate student Alexandria Ruiz and juniors Rosie Casali, Jessica Hutchinson and Rylie Mundell competed in the all-around. Lynnzee Brown, returning from her second Achilles tear, only competed bars and beam. Hutchinson and Casali debuted their new Yurchenko one and a halves on vault. Along with Mundell, the Pioneers showed three 10.0 start value vaults with the potential to add another in Brown when the eventually returns to that lineup. Freshmen Mila Brusch, Cecilia Cooley and Ava Mabanta made their Magness Arena debuts. 
  • Iowa State also held an intrasquad last week. Sophomore Hannah Loyim looks poised to continue being a primary all-arounder for the Cyclones. Junior Ana Irene Palacios made a case to be considered for the all-around as well, competing a solid Yurchenko full on vault and nearly sticking a double pike on floor.

READ THIS NEXT: Last Week in College Gym: December 12

Article by the editors of College Gym News

Like what you see? Consider donating to support our efforts throughout the year! [wpedon id=”13158″]


  1. Adeline Kenlin is not national co-champion on beam. She was 2nd alongside Sienna Schreiber. Suni Lee is national beam champ outright.

  2. possibly arkansas positive suprise this year? doing better than i think with low expectations compared to rest of sec.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.