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Last Week in College Gym News: October 9

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 Approves Changes to Transfer Window

The NCAA Division I Council approved changes to the notification-of-transfer window, reducing the number of days from 60 to 45 for all sports. For gymnastics, this window will open seven days after the announcement of regional selections. 

Training Updates

  • Southern Utah freshman Brinley Kitchen is trying a double layout dismount on bars.
  • Oklahoma freshman Keira Wells is upgrading her beam series to a triple series: back handspring to back handspring to layout stepout.
  • Florida graduate student Payton Richards training full-twisting double layout on floor (on an air track per her Instagram story).
  • Sacramento State posted some training footage of new vaults into the pit. Freshmen Jillianne Lastra, Athena Jones, and Hannah Sitzman are all working Yurchenko half-on tuck-off vaults. Senior Simone Dumas-Guzman is working a front handspring tuck half, while fellow senior Torri Tavenner is working a tucked Yurchenko one and a half.

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