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Alex McMurtry – Honda Sport Award Winner

Post Views 1,251   The Collegiate Women Sports Awards (CWSA) announced today that Junior Alex McMurtry from the University of Florida is the 2017 Honda Sport Award winner for Gymnastics. This now makes McMurtry a finalist for the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year and the 2017 Honda Cup. Winners will be announced live on CBS Read More


Making Gators Dance – Part 2

Post Views 990 Here is Gym Blog Central’s second part of our exclusive interview with Florida Gator’s Gymnastics team’s choreographer, Jeremy Miranda. If you have not had the opportunity to read the first part, you can read the article here. Q: You have been choreographing floor routines for UF for over 9 years now.  What Read More


Making Gators Dance – Part 1

Post Views 1,566 As a former USA Gymnastics JO Level 10 co-National Floor Exercise Champion in 2005 and a summa cum laude graduate with a bachelor of fine arts degree in dance performance from the University of Florida (2010), Jeremy Miranda seemed to prepare himself for a life of choreography in women’s gymnastics. As the choreographer for the Read More


UF Makes NCAA History

Post Views 564 The #1 ranked Florida Gators Women’s Gymnastics team made NCAA Gymnastics history on Friday, January 29 during their home meet against #5 ranked Alabama. The evening started out strong for the Gators after Alex McMurtry scored the evenings first perfect 10.0 on bars during their second rotation. Next, Bridget Sloan showed how a “Beamer” gets Read More


Updated 2/17 – 2016 College “10.0” Performances

Post Views 662 *I have created a page called “College 10.0 Routines” on my blog specifically dedicated to 10.0 routines performed at the college level.  This article will no longer be updated with new routines.  All new 10.0 routines can be found on the new “College 10.0 Routines” page on my blog. Fortunately, for the sport Read More


Exclusive Interview: Jenny Rowland, UF Gymnastics Head Coach

Post Views 1,157   Jenny (Ester) Rowland started her gymnastics career as an athlete training under Toni LaFleur (Rand) at LaFleur’s Gymnastics in Largo, FL.  She eventually moved to Oklahoma to train at Gymnastics Country USA under coach Kristy Krafft. Jenny was a U.S. National Team Member from 1985-1990 and was a member of the 1989 World Read More