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Graduate student becomes first Kent State gymnast in 20 years to land a perfect score

Abbie Wilfing, Reporter February 3, 2024

Karlie Franz, a fifth-year gymnast for the Flashes, went perfect in her floor routine at the Tennessee Collegiate Classic on Friday, Jan. 19. The last Kent State student to record a perfect 10.000 was...

Kent State senior Rachel DeCavitch leaps into a vault during the Gymnastics MAC Tournament March 18, 2023. The Kent team finished the tournament in third place.

Gymnastics gears up for non-conference matchup against West Virginia

Abbie Wilfing, Reporter January 28, 2024

Coming into this season, gymnastics coach Brice Biggin said he was unsure of what to expect from his team. The Flashes went 6-9 last year, finishing fifth in the MAC conference. The team is seeking...

The Kent State gymnastics team rings the bell after pulling ahead of West Michigan University during the Beauty and the Beast meet on Jan. 29.

Gymnastics sets eyes on NCAA Regionals in upcoming season

Robyn Taylor, Reporter December 9, 2023

Last season, Kent State’s gymnastics team went 6-9 overall, and three individuals qualified for the NCAA Regionals. KSU has had one winning season in the previous three years and has yet to finish...

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New gymnastics assistant coach brings positive energy to Kent State

Robyn Taylor, Reporter September 24, 2023

Kent State recently hired Josie Angeny as the new assistant coach of the gymnastics team. She decided during college that she never wanted to leave the sport.  “I honestly have known that I wanted...

New cheerleading coach hired along with a new partnership for cheer program

Josie Burkhart, Reporter June 28, 2023

Sarah Tedrick, an alumna of Kent State, will serve as the new head coach of the cheerleading program as it joins the athletic department this fall. Tedrick brings over 15 years of training from World...

The Kent State cheer (pictured above) and dance teams competed in the national competition April 6-8 in Daytona, Florida.

Not just ‘the spirit’: Cheer, dance teams compete nationally again, want better recognition

Nico Crespo, Reporter May 6, 2023

Kent State’s dance and cheer team traveled to Daytona, Florida, to compete at nationals, a competition junior cheer team member Alexis O’Connor said is like the March Madness of the cheerleading world. The...

Gymnastics: DeCavitch, Franz, Guns compete in Norman Regionals

Michael Neenan, Reporter April 6, 2023

Three gymnasts of the Kent State gymnastics team traveled to Oklahoma to compete in the Norman Regionals of the 2023 Women’s National Collegiate Gymnastics Championships on Thursday. Senior Rachel...

Kent State gymnast Rachel Decavitch winning in the all-category with a score of 39.425 on Feb. 19, 2023

Gymnastics: DeCavitch, Franz, Guns selected to represent team in regionals

Michael Neenan, Reporter March 24, 2023

Three gymnasts of the Kent State gymnastics team were selected to represent the Flashes in the Norman Regional in Oklahoma as part of the 2023 Women’s National Collegiate Gymnastics Championships. KSU...

Kent State senior Rachel DeCavitch leaps into a vault during the Gymnastics MAC Tournament March 18, 2023. The Kent team finished the tournament in third place.

‘They battled all day’: Gymnastics takes third in conference championships

Michael Neenan, Reporter March 19, 2023

The Kent State gymnastics team finished in third place in the Mid-American Conference Championships Saturday – which marks the first time the team has not won a conference championship hosted at home.   The...

Gymnastics senior day says goodbye to five gymnasts

Michael Neenan, Reporter March 16, 2023

The Kent State gymnastics team held its annual senior day for the graduating gymnasts on Sunday’s meet against Central Michigan.  Seniors Olivia Amodei, Rachel DeCavitch, Karlie Franz, and Taylor...

Kent State’s first development program for assistant coaches

John Hilber, Reporter March 14, 2023

Assistant coaches from nine different Kent State varsity sports participated in the first Coaches Leadership Academy development program. “This is an opportunity to have something in-house, and it...

Grace Wehry, a sophmore in biotechnology, preforming her balance beam routine during the Kent vs. Michigan meet March 12.

Gymnastics loses to Central Michigan in last meet of regular season

Michael Neenan, Reporter March 12, 2023

The Kent State gymnastics team lost to Mid-American Conference rival Central Michigan at home during its final meet of the regular season by a score of 195.975-196.175. This afternoon’s meet was part...

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