By Alicia Bettano
The 2017 offseason has been anything but dull in the world of women’s gymnastics. With a record 10 coaching changes (Alaska has recently announced the retirement of the program’s only head coach and Utah State has an opening now that Nadalie Walsh filled the spot at Illinois), some head coach openings—and departures—have left gym fans with more questions than answers. One of the more positive coaching changes for the upcoming 2017-2018 season is the addition of Kim Landrus as head coach of the N.C. State. Landrus, who comes in after 8 years as the head coach of Illinois, will be taking over for Mark Stevenson following the announcement of his retirement. Landrus has served as head coach for the Illini since 2011 and held associate head coach and assistant coach positions at the program in some capacity since 2002. Furthering an already stellar resume, Landrus herself was an accomplished gymnast at Iowa State.
Friday, December 16
Jorie Robertson shows a solid Yurchenko full.
Wednesday, December 7
The sticks are coming along with less than 30 days until the season.
By Elizabeth Grimsley
The three-time defending Big 10 Champion Michigan was seected by league coaches to win the Big 10 Championship title in 2017. The Wolverines, ranked No. 7 in the preseason coaches poll, are followed by Nebraska, Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, Penn State, Ohio Sttae, Michigan State, Maryland and Rutgers.
Days until the 2017 National Championships