From left, the seniors all-around podium shows Shilese Jones in second, Leanne Wong in first and Katelyn Rosen in third at the 2022 U.S. Classic in the Maverik Center in West Valley City on Saturday, July 30, 2022.
Ben B. Braun, Deseret News
Don’t look now, but the future of both NCAA and elite women’s gymnastics — when it comes to Team USA specifically — may have been irrevocably changed.
There was a time when elite American gymnasts — those who competed for world championships and Olympic medals — concluded their athletic careers by going to college and competing at the NCAA level.
College gymnastics served as a swan song for the greats of the sport, at least those who didn’t go pro and get their visage plastered on Wheaties boxes.
That doesn’t appear to be the case any longer.
First there was MyKayla Skinner, who last summer competed for Team USA at the Tokyo Olympics after a three-year NCAA career at the University of Utah.
Now there is Leanne Wong.
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