By Luci Lantos
While there might be a lull in competitive gymnastics during the month of June, there’s never a break for NCAA recruiting. Find out where over 20 of your favorite J.O. and elite gymnasts will be heading in the months and years to come.
By Caroline Medley
It’s a Pac-12 rematch in Champaign next weekend as top seeds UCLA and Oregon State will fight to keep the status quo and qualify to nationals as the presumptive winners. However, the path to qualification will not be easy, as the Bruins and the Beavs have some tough competition. Only 21 places separate the top-ranked team from the bottom one. Iowa and Illinois will be clawing their way to the top, and things will get especially interesting there since the Illini are at home. Ohio State, too, will join its conference-mates in an attempt to qualify while Eastern Michigan has been steadily on the rise throughout the season. UCLA and Oregon State have both seen upsets this season, and all of the remaining teams have had excellent seasons—should make for an exciting night!
Don’t forget to enter your postseason predictions in the 2017 NCAA Gym Bracket Challenge! The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 31 at 7 p.m. ET.
By Elizabeth Grimsley
Kent State has been selected to win the Mid-Atlantic Conference by the league's head coaches. The Golden Flashes will return 11 gymnasts from last year's squad as well as gain six freshmen.
Central Michigan finished third in the poll after finishing 2016 in No. 3 in the regular season standings and fourth at the MAC Championship. Eastern Michigan and Bowling Green, both coming off historic 2016 seasons, are tied for third.
The full poll can be found below:
1. Kent State
2. Central Michigan
3. Eastern Michigan, Bowling Green
5. Northern Illinois
6. Western Michigan
7. Ball State
By Elizabeth Grimsley
Early Signing Period
Catch up on every gymnast that officially committed to their future team in November during the National Letter of Intent early signing period here. The next opportunity for gymnasts in the class of 2017 to sign will come in April and extend until the start of the 2017 school year in August.
Days until the 2017 National Championships