Missouri is the most recent gymnastics team to affiliate with the SEC, joining in 2012 from the Big 12 conference. Since head coach Shannon Welker took over the program in 2014, the Tigers have grown tremendously. They were the nation’s most improved program in 2015, finishing the season ranked 21st, a 20-spot increase from the previous year and the biggest jump out of all the teams in the country. The 2015 team also qualified to its first NCAA regional since 2012, where it scored a 196.100, the second-best regional score in program history. Successful former gymnasts include Sarah Shire, Alisha Robinson, Mary Houghton and Julie Dorn.

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Past and future rosters

NameYearHometownClub GymSocial Media
Tia AllbrittenSrGarland, TexasZenith Elite Gymnastics AcademyTwitter | Instagram
Allison BowerJrMesa, Ariz.Desert Devils GymnasticsTwitter | Instagram
Chelsey ChristensenFrRapid City, S.D.Spearfish Gymnastics AcademyTwitter | Instagram
Lauren ClevengerFrCatoosa, Okla.Dynamo GymnasticsTwitter | Instagram
Gabrielle GottulaFrSpring, TexasAIM AthleticsTwitter | Instagram
Kennedi HarrisSrAtlantaGymnastics Academy of AtlantaTwitter | Instagram
Madeleine HuberJrSt LouisTeam Central Gymnastics AcademyTwitter | Instagram
Alyssa JohnsonSoRogers, Minn.Twin City TwistersTwitter | Instagram
Brooke KellyJrBirmingham, Ala.Mountain Brook GymnasticsTwitter | Instagram
Paige KovneskyFrArchbold, OhioNew Heights GymnasticsTwitter | Instagram
Xarria LewisJrColumbia, Mo.Show-Me GymnasticsTwitter | Instagram
Shauna MillerSrKnoxville, Tenn.Tataru's Gymnastics and TumblingTwitter | Instagram
Mary NicholsonSoRichland Hills, TexasEmpire GymnasticsTwitter | Instagram
Morgan PorterJrOverland, Mo.Team Central Gymnastics AcademyTwitter | Instagram
Becca SchugelSrEagan, Minn.Classic GymnasticsTwitter | Instagram
Aspen TuckerSoLehigh Acres, Fla.Coast Elite GymnasticsTwitter | Instagram
Michaelee TurnerJrParkville, Mo.Mercury GymnasticsTwitter | Instagram
Britney WardJrOzark, Mo.Missouri Valley GymnasticsTwitter | Instagram


Shannon Welker | Head Coach | Fifth Season | Twitter | Instagram
John Carney | Assistant Coach | Fifth Season | Twitter | Instagram
Casey Jo MacPherson | Assistant Coach | Fifth Season | Twitter | Instagram

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