Florida's Ellie Lazzari does a straddle mount on beam

Tracking 2025 COVID Years

In late 2020, the NCAA announced all winter sport athletes would be granted an extra year of eligibility no matter how much of the 2020-21 season they were able to complete. Now that another season is coming to a close and seniors are announcing their intention to return or retire, we decided to put all the announcements in one place. 

Returning for a fifth year in 2022 did not count against the institutions’ scholarship count. However, like 2023 and 2024, in 2025, any athlete on scholarship who decides to take a COVID year will potentially count against their school’s scholarship count.

The following information has been curated from gymnasts, teams, and other journalists and will continue to be updated as more announcements are made.

Note: Ivy League gymnasts may not take a fifth year at an Ivy League school. Therefore, we will only be adding those that announce their intention to transfer.

AlaskaSilje HildebrandDefinitely not
Jessica JohnsonDefinitely not
ArizonaLara BurhansDefinitely not
Caroline HerryDefinitely not
Bailey McCabeDefinitely not
Taylor RaskinDefinitely not
Arizona StateSarah ClarkDefinitelyAnnounced at senior meet
Skye HarperDefinitely not
Jada MangahasDefinitelyAnnounced at senior meet
Cienna SamileyDefinitely not
Emily WhiteDefinitelyAnnounced at senior meet
ArkansasEmma KelleyDefinitely notStarting job
AuburnOlivia HollingsworthDefinitelyMed school elsewhere
Gabby McLaughlinDefinitely
Sydney SchumakerDefinitely 
Ball StateHannah RuthbergDefinitely
Megan TeterDefinitely notPA school elsewhere
Bowling GreenLauren BannisterDefinitely notPT school elsewhere
Megan DeciousDefinitely not
BYUSydney BensonDefinitely
Anna BramblettDefinitely
Lauren OnoDefinitely not
CentenaryRylie MolinaDefinitely not
Central MichiganAmber MuellerDefinitely notOT school elsewhere
DenverRosie CasaliLikelyNot graduating this year per senior day commemoration
Jessica HutchinsonDefinitely notPer interview
Bella MabantaLikelyHinting at it in the comments of linked post
Rylie MundellLikelyLikely pursuing graduate certificate at Denver, doing summer classes
Abbie ThompsonLikelyHinted in interview, currently in the middle of a dual degree program
Eastern MichiganRaisa BorisDefinitely
Trinity MacyDefinitely
Anna Grace McColloughDefinitely not
FloridaEllie LazzariDefinitely
George WashingtonKendall WhitmanDefinitely
GeorgiaHaley de JongLikely not
Vanessa DenizDefinitely not
Katie FinneganDefinitely not
IllinoisAllie MorganDefinitely not
Illinois StateKaitlyn DonovanDefinitely
IowaKendall LaplanteDefinitely not
Aubrey NickDefinitely not
Iowa StateEmilie HongDefinitely not
Kaia ParkerDefinitely not
Kent StateIzzy GeigDefinitely not
Kyndall GilbertDefinitely not
LindenwoodMadison RushLikely not
LIUElla BarringtonDefinitely
Cael BixlerPossibly not
Lauren MillerPossibly not
LSUHaleigh BryantPossibly
Olivia DunneDefinitely not
MichiganNaomi MorrisonDefinitely not
Jenna MulliganDefinitely notPer All Things Gymnastics podcast
Michigan StateBaleigh GarciaLikely not
Naomi GermanDefinitely not
Sydney HayashiPossibly not
MissouriKalise NewsonDefinitely not
Amaya MarshallDefinitely not
Mara TitarsolejDefinitely
NebraskaMartina CominLikely not
Kinsey DavisDefinitely not
Sophia McClellandDefinitely
Lucy StanhopeDefinitely
New HampshireJenna DeVincenzoDefinitely not
North CarolinaJamie ShearerDefinitely not
Hallie ThompsonDefinitely notNo sixth year
Northern IllinoisAlyssa Al-AshariDefinitely not
Ohio StateNicole RiccardiDefinitey not
OklahomaKatherine LeVasseurDefinitely not
Sheridan RamseyDefinitely. not
Penn StateMaggie MaceDefinitely not
PittsburghJah’Liyah BedminsterDefinitely
RutgersEmily LeeseDefinitely
Marisa LairdDefinitely not
Jaidyn RabyDefinitely notPT school elsewhere
Emily WoodDefinitely not
San Jose StateJaudai LopesDefinitely
Lauren MacphersonLikely not
 SEMOAnna SpellerDefinitely not 
Lydia WebbDefinitely not
Southern ConnecticutEmiley KahlPossibly
Southern UtahAnna HartleyDefinitely not
StanfordAmanda ZengDefinitely not
TempleBrooke DonabedianDefinitely
Renee SchugmanDefinitely
Texas Woman’sMadeline GoseDefinitely notGrad school elsewhere
Kaitlyn HoilandDefinitely
TowsonSarah GirotDefinitely not
Cassidy StuartDefinitely not
UC DavisAnna HoltanDefinitely not
UCLAChae CampbellPossibly
Katie McNamaraDefinitely not
UtahJaylene GilstrapDefinitely
Alani SabadoLikely not
UW-La CrosseJordan HalcomDefinitely
West ChesterCaroline CascaddenDefinitely
Kiley FredDefinitely notGrad school elsewhere
Lily McFarlandDefinitely
Madison WhitakerDefinitely notStarting job
West VirginiaEllen CollinsDefinitely not
Kiana LewisDefinitely not
Western MichiganSarah MoravanskyDefinitely
Dani PetrousekDefinitely not
Breckin QuossDefinitely not
William & MarySarah BrownsteinDefinitelyNot on 2024 roster, transferring to Springfield

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