June 28, 2005
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The first summer gymnastics camp for girls at Ohio State in 25 years was a success last week as Buckeye coaches and student-athletes instructed a group of approximately 80 young gymnasts.
Ohio State head coach Carey Fagan and assistant coaches Bill Lorenz and Jay Santos were joined by members of the Buckeye women's gymnastics team, including Emily Sineway, Leah Boccaccio and Elizabeth Ahlberg, along with former Buckeyes Liz Meaney, Jenni Lymanstall, Megan Porter and Tiffanie Janke.
"The camp was a tremendous success," Fagan said. "My assistant coach, Bill Lorenz served as the camp director and did an outstanding job organizing and running the camp. Many of the campers left last week with new skills to take home to their clubs and made new friends during their week at Ohio State. The campers were a lot of fun to work with and were all very eager to learn. It was an energy-filled week and we are looking forward to hosting the summer camp again next June."
Also joining the instructional staff were Nick Searcy of the Ohio State men's gymnastics team and Penn State gymnast Meredith Hoover.
Former Buckeye head coach Larry Cox (1979-2004) held the last summer camp at Ohio State in 1980. The week of camp included a structured rotation in the morning consisting of five events - vault, beam, bars, floor and tumble track and trampoline. The afternoons consisted of open workouts in which the campers could select specific events to work on.
Many of the campers stayed overnight in campus housing during the week and enjoyed activities such as volleyball, kickball and movies. There was also a question and answer session for the younger gymnasts with the Ohio State gymnasts about what it is like to be a college student-athlete.