It is an exciting time for the NCAA. This week, starting today, 8 November, through to 15 November, gymnasts graduating from school in 2018 are signing their letter of intents! These are athletes who have been awarded full-ride scholarships and who will most likely begin competing in college in the 2018-19 season.
We will keep you updated with all the news and social media reports. Check this page regularly, as we will post here all the updates.
If you do not see you favourite names appear, do not despair. Some gymnasts will sign their letter of intents in the spring, after their last Junior Olympic season, while others will begin their college career as walk-ons.
In the meantime, enjoy your week with us and congratulations to all the signees!
Pitt has welcomed three gymnasts so far – Olivia Miller, Kiley Robatin and Caitlyn Klein.
Katie Chamberlain and Taylor Sell were also early commits and could later sign.
FLORIDA – complete
All four Florida commits have signed their letter of intents. These are Leah Clapper, Savannah Schoenherr, Sydney Johnson-Scharpf and Nya Reed.
The Gators are welcoming another outstanding freshman class!
Southern Utah has welcomed four new gymnasts – Shylen Murakami, Karley McClain, Rachel Smith and Caitlin Kho.
They are also expecting Mayson Bentley, Sydney Birch and Stephanie Tervort to sign.
Oklahoma welcomed two new signees, Allie Stern and Olivia Trautman.
The Sooners also have a third early commit, Alexa Al-Hameed.
MICHIGAN STATE – complete
LSU’s Sydney Ewing graduated at the end of last year. A new Sydney Ewing is about to enter the NCAA at Michigan State University. Sydney was the only signee for MSU.
GEORGIA – complete
Georgia had all its five commits signed in today: Rachael Lukacs, Mikayla Magee, Megan Roberts, Samantha Davis and Abbey Ward.
Iowa had one signee today, Alexandra Greenwald.
Other gymnasts expected to sign are: Allie Gilchrist, Lauren Guerin, Bridget Killian, Jacqueline Kranitz and Mackenzie Vance.
UTAH – complete
Utah is welcoming three new freshmen: Hunter Dula, Cristal Isa and Adrienne Randall.
They also announced that Lauren Wong will be joining them this January.
OHIO STATE – complete
Ohio State has welcomed all its four gymnasts: Claire Gagliardi, Kaitlyn Gilson, Colby Miller and Miriam Perez.
A fifth early commit, Ava Caravela, was not included in the official statement.
ILLINOIS – complete
Illinois has welcomed all three its commits: Shaylah Scott, Mallory Mizuki and Erin Wiesel.
MICHIGAN – complete
The Wolverines have also welcomed all their early commits. These are Abby Brenner, Maddie Mariani, Abbie Heiskell and Natalie Wojcik.
One gymnast has signed with Kent State so far, Kendra Lindway.
They are expecting many more: Riley Danielson, Madison Iannuzzo, Camryn Klein and Alexis Rubio.
TEXAS WOMAN’S UNIVERSITY
Texas Woman’s had all four of its six early commits signing today: Ellie Ambs, Sadie Bish, Dominika Bonzagni and Isabel Goyco.
They are still expecting Kelsey Garner and Glory Yoakum.
Two gymnasts signed with Minnesota today: Abbie Nylin and Tiarre Sales.
They are also expecting Kaitlyn Higgins to sign.
One gymnast has signed with Kentucky so far, Ella Warren.
They are expecting three more: Josie Angeny, Cally Nixon and Arianna Patterson.
Missouri has welcomed three gymnasts: Mya Mulligan, Francis Bidwill and Hannah McCrary.
Trudy Schoepfer was also an early commit.
PENN STATE – complete
Both commits for Penn State University have signed. These are Melissa Astarita and Dymiana Cox.
Derrian Gobourne has signed with Auburn.
Mia Schlarbaum was another early commit.
Bowling Green has welcomed Tess Muir.
They are also expecting Paige Bachner, Katelyn Goldstrom and Kallie Grochowski.
ARIZONA STATE – complete
Stephanie Tripodi has signed with ASU.
WEST VIRGINIA – complete
Esperanza Abarca, Kendra Combs and Rachel Hornung and Mackenzie Black have signed with West Virginia.
Kristin Lang are also early commits.
The University of California, Berkeley has welcomed three of its five commits: Milan Clausi, Maya Bordas and Talitha Jones.
They are also expecting Grace Quinn and Abigail Solari.
Talia Brovedani was the first to sign with Washington. She was followed by Madeline McLellan and Meaghan Ruttan.
Other signees should be Kendal Toy and Hannah Vandenkolk.
DENVER – complete
Alexandra Ruiz, Maddie Quarles and Alexis Vasquez have signed with Denver.
STANFORD – complete
The Cardinals’ numerous 2019 freshman class is complete: Madison Brunette, Morgan Hoang, Eve Micco, Wesley Stephenson and Grace Waguespack.
ARIZONA – complete
Kennedi Davis, Asia Rose DuVernay Alivia Kendrick and MacKinzie Kane have signed with Arizona.
NEBRASKA – complete
Sarah Hargrove, Abigail Johnson, Megan Thompson and Kaylee Quinn have signed with Nebraska.
Hannah Baddick Mariella Miele and Hailey Lui have signed.
Alexandra Cucich and Olivia Zona are also expected to sign.
Three gymnasts have signed with the Broncos: Hope Masiado, Samantha Smith and Alexis Stokes.
Other early commits are Whitney Barksdale, Kristin Bivens, Jennifer Powers and Dani Shafer.
Three commits have signed for Ball State: Marina Liveisberger, Marissa Nychyk, Juliette Wies and Sandra Elsadekt.
Other two gymnasts were early commits, Sari Thaler and Lauren Volpe, but the team has made its official statement, so the roster should be complete as it is.
Bama has two signees: Griffin James and Asia Dewalt.
They are also expecting elite gymnasts Emily Gaskins and Shallon Olsen to sign.
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY
Meredith Robinson has signed with NCSU. Katie Cox has also signed, and will join the team early, already this January.
Kailin Foland is also expected to sign.
CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL
Drew Aldridge and Emery Summey have signed with Carolina.
Leah Gneco was also expeceted to sign.
TOWSON – complete
Nicole Borkowski, Emerson Hurst and Jasmine Kauffman and Leah Smith have all signed with Towson.
ALASKA – complete
Katelyn Fandrich and Alex Britz have signed with the Seawolves.
Kelsey Martz has committed to Northern Illinois.
Nicolette DiPrisco, Morgan Hooper and Tara Kofmehl are also expected to sign.
Taylor Newland has signed with Temple.
Amara Cunningham and Ariana Castrence are also supposed to sign.
OREGON STATE – complete
Leah Brivell, Madison Dagen and World medallist Jade Carey have signed with Oregon State.
SOUTHERN MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY
Emma LaPinta and Anna Kaziska have signed with SEMO.
Samantha Decker is also expected to sign.
ARKANSAS – complete
Amanda Elswick and Kennedy Hambrick have both signed with Arkansas.
Cortney Cunningham has signed with UC Davis.
Liah Bosworth and Shannon Sklow are also expected to sign.
*ALABAMA – UPDATE*
It is official! Canada’s Olympian Shallon Olsen has signed with Alabama!
SAN JOSE STATE
Tia Gin and Carli Orcutt have signed with San José State.
Samantha Hoston is also expected to sign.
Hailey Bryant has signed with Winona State.
U.S. national team member Magzetta Frazier and Sekai Wright have signed with the Bruins.
UCLA is also expecting Norah Flatley, Jensie Givenns and Sara Taubman to sign.
Varvara Diakakis and Julianna Roland have signed with Bridgeport.
*KENTUCKY – UPDATE*
Josie Angeny has signed with Kentucky.
WEST CHESTER UNIVERSITY
McKenna Kissinger has singed with WCU.
*ALABAMA – UPDATE*
U.S. elite Emily Gaskins has also signed with Alabama. The 2018 freshman class is now complete!
*UCLA – UPDATE*
Sekai Wright has also signed with the Bruins!
Kelly Jackson has signed with U.S. Air Force!
Report by Talitha Ilacqua