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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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Penn State Names New Women’s Gymnastics Head Coach

Penn State Names New Women’s Gymnastics Head Coach

Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey   Penn State Director of Athletics Sandy Barbour has announced that Sarah Brown will be the new head coach of the women’s gymnastics program. Brown will be the eight head coach in the history of the program. Brown comes to Penn State after serving as the head coach at Eastern Michigan University for one season, ...

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Can Social Media Hurt Your Chances of Being Recruited?

Can Social Media Hurt Your Chances of Being Recruited?

Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey   Social media has become fair game for coaches and recruiters.  Sites such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook have always been a great source for a coach to view the “other side” of an athlete, but in this day and age it has become one of the most useful tools that a coach can ...

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Olympic Gymnast Orrego Commits to Iowa State

Olympic Gymnast Orrego Commits to Iowa State

Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey   After a busy summer competing all-around in Rio as Peru’s first Olympic gymnast, Ariana Orrego Martinez returned to the U.S. to train at her gym, Excalibur Gymnastics in Virginia.  The gym first gained notoriety when Gabby Douglas claimed race issues involving the staff and other gymnasts.  “I felt being bullied and isolated from ...

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NCAA Women’s Gymnastics National Championship Results-Finals

NCAA Women’s Gymnastics National Championship Results-Finals

Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey And just like that, the 2017 NCAA Women’s Gymnastics season is over.  Oklahoma came out on top with a record-setting 198.3875, the highest team total ever in a National Championship.  The Sooners were on fire right from the beginning, correcting their missteps from yesterday and hitting bars to set the pace for the rest of ...

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NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Results: Semi-Finals, Session 2

NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Results: Semi-Finals, Session 2

Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey Session 2 of the 2017 semi-finals did not disappoint.  LSU secured the win with the highest score ever posted, by any team, at an NCAA Gymnastics Championship (198.275).  Kennedi Edney launched a huge vault and was named champion on the event with a 9.9875.  Ashley Gnat took first place on floor with a 9.9625.  This is ...

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