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Three Dismissed Georgia Gymnasts Invited to Return

Three Dismissed Georgia Gymnasts Invited to Return

Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey The three Gymdogs who were previously dismissed by former Head Coach Danna Durante have been invited back to the team.  Natalie Vaculik, Caroline Bradford and Jasmine Arnold were dismissed last April by Durante for reasons unrelated to discipline. Durante was fired a few days later. Bradford and Arnold were both walk-ons who had not ...

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WVU Gymnastics Has 10 Scholastic All-Americans, Tying Program Record

WVU Gymnastics Has 10 Scholastic All-Americans, Tying Program Record

Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey   10 West Virginia University gymnasts were named Scholastic All-Americans for the 2016-17 academic year, matching the program record first established in 2007 and again earned in 2011. Since 1987, Mountaineer gymnasts have earned 130 NACGC/W Scholastic All-America awards.  As a team, WVU ranked No. 25 nationally and tops among Big 12 schools with ...

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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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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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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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Auburn Gymnastics Ties Season High Scores on Bars, Beam-Fall to Kentucky

Auburn Gymnastics Ties Season High Scores on Bars, Beam-Fall to Kentucky

Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey  Auburn Gymnastics traveled to Kentucky for their most recent competition, pitting the #11 Tigers against the #9 Wildcats.  Auburn had a strong bar showing, putting up a 49.125, and several season and career high scores, but still fell to Kentucky 197.100-195.800.  “We had some bright spots tonight and started and finished well,” said head coach Jeff Graba.  ...

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WVU Ranked 19th-Koshinski Student-Athlete of the Week

WVU Ranked 19th-Koshinski Student-Athlete of the Week

Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey  West Virginia gymnastics has a lot to be proud of this week.  After a win over Maryland, their team score of 194.400 has placed them 19th in the country; 10th on vault, 22nd on beam, and 25th on bars.  In the Southeast Region, The Mountaineers are ranked fourth this week-second on vault, fifth on ...

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Hawkeye Men’s Head Coach JD Reive Continues to Grow His Program

Hawkeye Men’s Head Coach JD Reive Continues to Grow His Program

Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey  Head Coach JD Reive has been at the helm of The University of Iowa Men’s Gymnastics for seven years, and during that time he has led his team to two record breaking scores of over 430 (430.850 1/23/16 and 431.800 1/24/2016).  In 2016 Reive had five athletes qualify as individuals to the NCAA Championships-Matt ...

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Denver Wins With Character, Grit, and Toughness

Denver Wins With Character, Grit, and Toughness

Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey  The University of Denver Pioneers started their season ranked 14th, and did not disappoint.  The team posted an impressive 195.875 which is the second highest team score in program history for a first meet.  “Something about this team showed tremendous character, grit and toughness tonight,” said Head Coach Melissa Kutcher-Rinehart.  “We’ve dealt with a lot ...

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Illinois 2017 Promotions

Illinois 2017 Promotions

Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey  The Fighting Illini have announced their home meet promotions for the 2017 season.  Their first home meet on January 14th will be Girl Scout Night-all attending girl scouts will receive an Illinois Athletics Girl Scout patch and also a Fighting Illini t-shirt.  The meet is a quad meet with Rutgers, Eastern Michigan, and University ...

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