By Emily Howell-Forbes and Tara Graeve
The NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Committee has released a report detailing proposed postseason format changes. The changes still have to be approved by the Division I Competition Oversight Committee, so they are not completely official yet. However, if approved, they will go into effect for the 2019 season. There are a lot of things that we love about the proposal but also a few problems and questions we still have.
By Elizabeth Grimsley, Christina Marmet and Caroline Medley
Continuing with the throwback leotard theme, this week we’re taking a look back at the fashion at the 2012 national championship event finals. While the designs were similar to what we see today, there were a LOT fewer sparkles. Thanks to Allie for suggesting the meet!
The criteria is the same as during the season. But to refresh your memory: up to three points for design; two points for fabric, sparkle, etc.; and two points for school spirit; three points for overall appearance. But we want to know your thoughts too! Make sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the page.
By Jess Stephans
While there were many many amazing routines that we got to see week in and week out during the 2017 season, there were a few routines that we really wish we could have seen more often. Whether it was injury-related or a routine that didn’t quite crack the lineup, these are 7 routines we wish we could have seen more of during the 2017 season.
By Morgan Bradford
Division 3 gymnastics is largely an unknown commodity in college. Few follow it, but those who do are enchanted by the energy and are surprised by the level of gymnastics being performed. It’s no wonder, as these programs are sparse—with only 15 teams throughout the country—and coverage is relatively limited. However, it’s not something you want to miss out on as creativity and energy reign supreme. Not only are routines unique and contain their fair share of high flying skills, but community service, fundraising and academics are truly emphasized in so many of these programs. Still need convincing? We’ve got five reasons you should start paying attention to D3 gymnastics.
By Caroline Medley and Elizabeth Grimsley
While we love seeing former elites like Kyla Ross, Maggie Nichols and Bridget Sloan continue their careers in the NCAA, that hasn’t always been the case. Some of our favorites from past quads (or even those still competing) have either chosen not to set their sights on college or are ineligible due to turning pro. But that doesn’t mean we can’t wonder what could have been.
Days until the 2017 National Championships