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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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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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University of Washington Picks Rosso As Assistant

University of Washington Picks Rosso As Assistant

Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey  Head Coach Elise Ray announced that Ralph Rosso has been hired as an assistant coach at Washington.  Rosso brings with him coaching experience as an assistant at George Washington last season, as well as two seasons at Arizona State, as an assistant coach and interim head coach.  While at GW, Rosso helped the Colonials ...

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Is a Sixth Year of Eligibility Too Much For a College Gymnast?

Is a Sixth Year of Eligibility Too Much For a College Gymnast?

Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey   Recently an athlete at UCLA was awarded a sixth year of eligibility, the reasoning being that she had missed two seasons due to knee surgeries.  The athlete was gymnast Christine (Peng-Peng) Lee, who finished her career in April 2017-or so we all thought.  Lee is a decorated (and beloved) gymnast for the Bruins, ...

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Mizzou Gymnasts Ejected From Program In Record Numbers

Mizzou Gymnasts Ejected From Program In Record Numbers

Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey   Since Shannon Welker took over control of the Missouri gymnastics team beginning with the 2013-2014 season, eight Missouri gymnasts have left the team for non-injury concerns.   Missouri led the SEC in non-injury related departures in both the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 seasons, and has one of the highest rates in the SEC to date.  To be considered ...

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Georgia Head Gymnastics Coach & Volunteer Coach In Place

Georgia Head Gymnastics Coach & Volunteer Coach In Place

Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey UGA J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics Greg McGarity announced that former gymnast Courtney Kupets Carter has been named head gymnastics coach at her alma mater Georgia.  “Courtney was a remarkable gymnast and leader on a team that won four national championships,” said McGarity. “She knows the heritage of our program and what it ...

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Ohio State Gymnastics Joins the Shuffle as Fagan is Promoted

Ohio State Gymnastics Joins the Shuffle as Fagan is Promoted

Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey   Ohio State University women’s gymnastics head coach Carey Fagan has accepted a new position as the Ohio State Assistant Athletics Director for Sport Administration and Student-Athlete Well-Being.  “Carey brings a unique perspective to our leadership team with both experience as a student-athlete and a coach at the highest level,” Smith said. “This new ...

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NC State Wolfpack Replaces Stephenson As Head Gymnastics Coach

NC State Wolfpack Replaces Stephenson As Head Gymnastics Coach

Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey NC State University gymnastics has a new head coach.  Kim Landrus has been named as the second  person to lead the program after Mark Stephenson retired in early April.   Stephenson is credited with creating the Wolfpack gymnastics program which he successfully ran for 37 years.  Landrus’ contract at Illinois was reportedly not renewed, amid rumors ...

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