Washington Head Coach Elise Ray-Statz has resigned to move with her family to be closer to her family on the East Coast. Assistant Ralph Rosso has been named the interim Head Coach. He served in that role during Ray-Statz's prior maternity leave and at ASU.
Faced with a Title IX lawsuit, W&M has restored Women's Gymnastics, along with Women's volleyball and swimming. The programs were set to be cut due to the financial difficulties caused by COVID-19. Sadly, the Men's program remains cut and the path forward is even more challenging due to the heightened Title IX concerns.
Link: W&M Announcement
Karlie Chavez, a L10 from CCGI, has committed to Oregon State for 2021-2022. This past season, she won the VT and FX at Chris Waller's Heart of a Champion meet and at CCGI's Mt Whitney Classic. She qualified to the USAG Level 10 Nationals in 2019 and tied for 37th AA.
Mark Berlaga who trains at the Stanford Boy's program, will stick close to home and has committed to Stanford. He was fifth AA in the 16 year old division at the JO Nationals in 2019 and was 3rd AA at the JO Nationals in 2018.
Logan McKeown has committed to Michigan for 2021-2022. He trains at Austin Gymnastics. He qualified to the JO National in 2019, placed 5th on Rings. He is a six time National qualifier.
Olivia "Liv" Orlando, a L10 from North Stars, has committed to a scholarship offer from Southern Utah, starting in 2022-2023. In 2019, she placed 16th AA and tied for 10th on VT at the USAG Level 10 Nationals. This past season, she won the AA title at the March Madness meet and at the Garden State Classic.
Athena Koehler, a L10 from Redwood Empire, has committed to UC Davis for 2021-2022. A former L10 Regional qualifier, this past season she won the AA title at the Gymnastics in the Wine Country meet and placed 2nd AA in the Delta Classic.
The NCAA Division I Council officially adopted a resolution to allow all Division I Winter sports athletes an additional year of eligibility, regardless if they compete this season or not. If implemented in the same fashion as the waivers granted to 2020 spring and fall athletes, those seniors that return next year won't count against their school's scholarship limits in 2021-2022. The additional year and scholarship are not guaranteed. They are up to the school's choice, and likely dictated by budget. If implemented the same as the rule in Division II, it appears that the relaxation of the scholarship limits does not apply to a senior that transfers schools for supplemental year of eligibility in 2021-2022.
Madison Raesly-Patton, a L10 from Denton, has committed to Nebraska for 2022-2023. In 2020, she placed 1st AA in her session at the Brestyan's Las Vegas Invitational. She also competed in the senior elite division at the Metroplex Challlenge. In 2019, she tied for 18th AA and tied for 2nd on UB and 5th on VT at the USAG Level 10 Nationals.
Tyler Shimizu, who trains at the West Coast Olympic Gymnastics Academy, has committed to Cal (M) for 2021-2022. He competed at the US Gymnastics Championships in 2019 and qualified to the Winter Cup in 2020.