Have you ever gotten tired of going to six different sites just to get all the information you want about college gymnastics? College Gym News is your one-stop-shop for everything college gym. From the latest news to rosters to live video links, we have it all. However, please note, curating all this information takes time, and we’re working our hardest to get you all the information you desire.

For general comments, questions or inquiries, email us at [email protected]. To contact a specific editor, click ’email’ under their name below.

Meet the Team


Elizabeth Grimsley
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Elizabeth is a former gymnast turned gym nerd who lives in Texas but calls Georgia home. She is a lover of cats, Harry Potter and (well-performed) sheep jumps. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.A. in Journalism, an emphasis in magazines, a certificate in sports media and a minor in sociology. She is a Fink Scholar and earned the Cox Poynter Leadership certificate. She founded College Gym News in the fall of 2015.

Managing Editor

Emily Minehart
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Emily is a former gymnast and J.O. judge turned runner and gym nerd living in Chicago. She’s a sucker for a good toe point, and in her non-gymnastics life, she has a B.A. in History from the University of Chicago, an M.S. in Library Science from the University of Illinois and is working as an archivist. Aside from managing editor, Emily is also in charge of the Big Ten beat.


Brandis Heffner Senior Editor, Pac-12
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Brandis is a gym nerd and avid sports fan who has called Central Illinois home all his life. Despite a very short gymnastics career as a kid, he maintained his love for the sport. Brandis is a former diver, having dove for Iowa where he also earned degrees in Journalism and Sports Studies. When not watching gymnastics, he can be found watching literally any other sport he can find on TV or afford to go to in person.

Claire Billman Senior Editor, Big 12 & MPSF

Claire first fell in love with gymnastics as a small child watching Shannon Miller compete at the ’92 Olympics. Though she gave up competitive gymnastics at age 14 to focus on studying the cello, she has remained a devoted gym nerd. In her professional life, Claire has a B.A. in History and English and an AAS in Occupational Therapy. She lives in Greenville, South Carolina, with her husband (a high-level Ultimate Frisbee player), dog and two cats. She makes all four of them watch gymnastics meets with her in their spare time.

Kalley Leer Senior Editor, MAC & MIC
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Kalley is a long-time gym nerd who fell in love with the sport after watching the Magnificent Seven win gold in 1996. Her favorite gymnast is Shannon Miller, and she has the old scrunchie photos to prove it. She lives in Minneapolis, has a B.A. in Communication Studies from Gustavus Adolphus and now works in finance. In her spare time she enjoys reading, traveling and trying to convince her husband to rescue more dogs.

Katherine Weaver Senior Editor, SEC

Katherine became interested in gymnastics after the 2016 Olympics and has been hooked ever since. Though not a gymnast herself, she loves working out and running, and she’s also an avid reader and writer.

Mary Emma Burton Senior Editor, EAGL & ECAC
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Mary Emma first became interested in gymnastics after watching the 2004 Olympics, but it wasn’t until 2016 that she started following NCAA gymnastics and never looked back. She is a graduate student in the greater Pittsburgh area, studying to receive certification to teach high school chemistry.

Rebecca Scally Senior Editor, USAG
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Rebecca is a UK-born, Los Angeles-based gym fan. She’s a University of Washington alumna who has tried gymnastics both as a child and as an adult, only to lose enthusiasm as soon as she remembered that backward rolls are scary. (She had better luck with ballet, which she did for fourteen years.) In her real life, she’s a preschool teacher and loves cooking, reading, watching tennis and spending time with her pet rabbits.

Allie DiBiase Editor, NCGA-East
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Allie is a former Rhode Island College gymnast with a degree in marketing. She currently lives in Cranston, Rhode Island, and is the Cranston High School West head gymnastics coach. She is almost as big of a New England Patriots fan as she is of gymnastics, and loves to bake and binge watching everything on Netflix.

Katie Walsh Editor, MRGC
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Katie is also in charge of our social and email support.

Rachel Riesterer Editor, WIAC
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Rachel is a former UW-La Crosse gymnast and graduated with a degree in marketing. She currently lives in the Milwaukee area while going back to school for nursing. When Rachel’s not busy studying or coaching future Olympic champions, she enjoys reading thrillers, eating nachos and perusing Twitter and Instagram for the latest gym updates. In fact, it’s not a normal day if someone doesn’t say to her, “You’re watching gymnastics videos again?!”

Talitha Ilacqua Editor, Recruiting
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Talitha is an Italian-born, UK-based historian, working on 19th-century France and nationalism. She holds a PhD from King’s College London. Her love of gymnastics began in 2008 when she was mesmerized by Nastia Liukin’s Olympic performance, but she became passionate about the NCAA  in 2017 when she decided to “follow” Kyla Ross to college. It was love at first sight!

Website & Data

Jenna King Data Editor

Jenna became hooked on gymnastics after watching the 1996 Olympics. She is a graduate of Florida State with a B.S. in Meteorology and currently works in web development. She spends her free time doing coding projects and making lots and lots of spreadsheets.

Tara Graeve Assistant Data Editor
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Tara is a former gymnast turned cheerleader and gym nerd hailing from Colorado. She loves all things gymnastics, and you can often find her doing handstands and leaps around the house. She is a student at the University of Denver and also loves photography, reading and lettering.

Izzi Baskin  Webmaster

Izzi is a proud Chicagoan recently transplanted to Austin, Texas. She is obsessed with her cats, reality TV and most importantly gymnastics. She especially enjoys watching live meets, no matter the level. With encouragement from a friend, Izzi became a J.O. judge last year and absolutely loves it. She graduated from Swarthmore College with a B.A. in Computer Science and Sociology and is currently a software engineer at BallotReady.

Visual Editors

Emily Howell-Forbes Photographer
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Emily is a gym nerd from Washington. She graduated from Central Washington University with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Sociology, as well as from the University of Puget Sound with a M.S. in Occupational Therapy. She now works for a local school district as an occupational therapist. She was also a gymnast as a child. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, painting and spending time with her far too many dogs.

Holly Kuldell Videographer
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Holly is a former gymnast and a recent University of South Carolina graduate, though she currently lives in Maryland. She has a degree in Media Arts and minored in Theater. She currently works as a social media marketing intern and loves everything sports media related, especially when it comes to gymnastics and football. She’s obsessed with comedy and pug dogs.

Auxiliary Staff

Christina Marmet Administrative Assistant
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Christina is a gym nerd from France. She graduated from Boston University with a B.S in Marine Science and B.A in Journalism, as well as from the University of Miami with a M.S in Marine Affairs and Policy. Christina was a synchronized swimmer for 12 years. She loves to be in the water, travel, learn languages and attend adult gymnastics classes whenever possible.

Katie Simons Intern

Katie is a gym nerd who grew up going to her friends’ gymnastics meets and her own tumbling classes for dance. However, she really fell in love with the sport after she went to the 2016 Secret Classic. She’s currently a junior in high school, serving as the news editor for her school paper, Inklings, with the hope of pursuing journalism in college. In her spare time, she loves reading, playing lacrosse, traveling and rewatching UCLA meets.

One comment

  1. Hello,
    I really like your website. I wanted to point out a small oversight on the “olympians” page. Anne Khum participated for France in the Olympic Games in 2012 (holder) and in 2016 (alternate).
    Have a good day.

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