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Michigan Gymnast Artz Named In 103rd Class of Big Ten Medal of Honor

Michigan Gymnast Artz Named In 103rd Class of Big Ten Medal of Honor

Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey The Big Ten Conference recently celebrated its 103rd class of the esteemed Big Ten Medal of Honor.  The prestigious award was established in 1915 and was the first award in intercollegiate athletics to demonstrate support for the educational emphasis placed on athletics. The Big Ten Medal of Honor is awarded to one male and ...

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Norah Flatley Retires From Elite Gymnastics

Norah Flatley Retires From Elite Gymnastics

Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey Elite gymnast Norah Flatley has announced that she will no longer be competing  at the elite level.  Flately will continue train at Chow’s Gymnastics in Iowa, and will return to JO level 10 in preparation for joining UCLA in 2018. Flatley qualified to Junior International Elite status in 2013 having no previous Hopes or ...

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Snider Hosts First Gymnastics Camp at Pitt

Snider Hosts First Gymnastics Camp at Pitt

Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey Head Coach Samantha Snider has announced her first gymnastics camp as the leader of the Panthers program, scheduled for July 25-27 in Trees Hall on the University of Pittsburgh campus.  Participants will be instructed on all four events, as well as dance and trampoline.  There will also be an open gym and recreational activities to balance ...

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Florida Gymnast Alex McMurtry Advances to Finals of NCAA Elite 90 Fan Favorite Contest

Florida Gymnast Alex McMurtry Advances to Finals of NCAA Elite 90 Fan Favorite Contest

Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey   Florida Gator gymnast Alex McMurtry has advanced to the final round in the NCAA Elite 90 Fan Favorite contest!  Voting is open until 8 pm ET TODAY, Thursday, July 20th so please get your vote in NOW! Here’s the  link where you can vote (1x day): http://on.ncaa.com/Elite90 We’d love to hear about your ...

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Nebraska Gymnast Danielle Breen CoSIDA Second-Team All-American

Nebraska Gymnast Danielle Breen CoSIDA Second-Team All-American

Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey   The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) recently announced its at-large teams awards, and Nebraska gymnast Danielle Breen earned second-team Academic All-America honors.  Breen, from Ames, Iowa,  becomes the 328th CoSIDA Academic All-American across all sports at Nebraska, a mark that leads the nation. Breen is majoring in accounting, and she carries ...

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Utah Gymnastics Adds Dockendorf As Volunteer Assistant Coach

Utah Gymnastics Adds Dockendorf As Volunteer Assistant Coach

Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey   Carly Dockendorf has joined the Utah gymnastics staff as a volunteer assistant coach. Dockendorf, who will serve as the team’s choreographer, comes to Utah after six seasons at Seattle Pacific as an assistant gymnastics coach (2009, 2013-17) and three seasons as an assistant track and field coach (2010-12). Returning to the SPU gymnastics ...

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Final Four in Gymnastics? NCAA Says Yes…

Final Four in Gymnastics?  NCAA Says Yes…

Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey  NCAA women’s gymnastics is giving us a run for the money this summer.  It has become hard to even keep up with all the coaching changes-not uncommon during these months, however the amount of head coaches leaving or changing positions has created a whirlwind of staff changes at many schools.  Now add to that ...

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3 Drills to Reduce Rib Flaring in Athletes

3 Drills to Reduce Rib Flaring in Athletes

Gymnastics News Network There are tons of reasons why an athlete may show a dramatic rib flare during many skills, whether in sports or during strength and conditioning. In a post I wrote a few months ago, I went pretty in-depth about what reasons could lead to somebody having some issues with overhead motion and replay. Hip and shoulder mobility ...

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Michigan State University Gymnastics Names Head Coach

Michigan State University Gymnastics Names Head Coach

Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey Mark Hollis, Athletics Director at Michigan State University, announced  the hiring of Mike Rowe as the new head gymnastics coach, effective July 1, 2017. Rowe, a Spartan graduate who has spent the last three seasons as assistant coach, was named interim head coach in February. “As in all hires, doing what is in the best ...

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Penn State Hires Becerra, Drass As Assistant Women’s Gymnastics Coaches

Penn State Hires Becerra, Drass As Assistant Women’s Gymnastics Coaches

Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey   Penn State women’s gymnastics head coach Sarah Brown has announced the addition of Dallas Becerra and Robert Drass to the coaching staff as assistant coaches. Becerra was an assistant coach under Coach Brown last season at Eastern Michigan, while Coach Brown was a student-athlete under Drass at Missouri from 2008-10. “I’m so excited ...

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