Many thought the Pioneers would take a step back in 2017 after the graduation of national floor champion Nina McGee—the program’s first-ever NCAA title on the event. Also in 2016, the team joined the Big 12 conference from the MRGC. Despite the doubts, 2017 brought the team to new heights, qualifying to nationals for the first time since 2008 and only the fourth time overall. As a whole, the team has won two conference championships, one in the MRGC in 2014 and the other in the WAC conference in 2012. Successful alumni of the program include two-time Venezuelan Olympian Jessica Lopez, Moriah Martin, Brianna Springer and Ashley Shible.

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Past and future rosters

NameYearHometownClub GymSocial Media
Nikole AddisonSrFort Myers, Fla.Coast Elite GymnasticsTwitter | Instagram
Grace BroadhurstJrBroomfield, Colo.Airborne GymnasticsTwitter | Instagram
Lynnzee BrownFrRaytown, Mo.GAGETwitter | Instagram
Diana ChesnokJrCharlotte, N.C.SoutheasternTwitter | Instagram
Emily GlynnFrLongmont, Colo.Airborne GymnasticsTwitter | Instagram
Claire HammenSrLoveland, Colo.GK GymnasticsTwitter | Instagram
Maddie KarrSoStillwater, Minn.Twin City TwistersTwitter | Instagram
Claire KernJrCharlotte, N.C.SoutheasternTwitter | Instagram
Leah LomonteRS SrKaty, TexasChampion Gymnastics AcademyTwitter | Instagram
Courtney LoperSoWest Des Moines, IowaChow'sTwitter | Instagram
Kaitlyn SchouJrOrlando, Fla.Brandy Johnson'sTwitter | Instagram
Mia SundstromFrBoulder, Colo.Airborne GymnasticsTwitter | Instagram


Melissa Kutcher-Rinehart | Head Coach | 20th Season
Linas Gaveika | Associate Head Coach | Third (Sixth) Season | Twitter | Instagram
Jay Hogue | Assistant Coach | First (Third) Season | Twitter
Jessica Lopez | Volunteer Assistant Coach | First Season
Desiree Palomares | Volunteer Director of Operations | First Season

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