Six LSU Gymnasts Earn Degrees

by Brandon Berrio | Assoc. Director of Creative and Digital Content
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Six LSU Gymnasts Earn Degrees

BATON ROUGE – LSU gymnasts Bridget Dean, Christina Desiderio, Sami Durante, Olivia Gunter and Gracen Standley earned their bachelor’s degrees at ceremonies across campus on Friday. 

“I am so proud of each of our graduating seniors along with Myia (Hambrick),” head coach Jay Clark said. “They have given so much to this university over the last four years. They have been through a great deal in their time at LSU and have grown into great young women that our fans and I look up to.”

Gunter earned one of the highest honors at LSU as she graduated with suma cum laude honors. She graduated from the Manship School of Mass Communication with a 4.006 GPA. The Mandeville, Louisiana native, was a three-time Scholastic All-American and four-time SEC Academic Honor Roll member. 

Olivia Gunter is one of the most diligent behind the scenes contributors our program has ever had,” Clark said. “She was truly the heartbeat of this team and one of our most vocal leaders. She led in the gym and in the classroom, as is demonstrated by this honor. I could not be more proud of Olivia graduating with such honors, and we will miss her presence and love for LSU next year.”

Dean, Desiderio and Durante earned their degrees in sport administration. Over the last four years, this trio provided multiple routines on bars, beam and floor. Desiderio and Durante also earned multiple All-America honors during their career. 

Standley who competed one season for the Tigers before moving into the role of manager over the last three years graduated with a degree in business. 

Alumna Myia Hambrick also earned her master’s degree in sport administration. The NCAA Woman of the Year nominee graduated in May 2018 following a stellar four-year career.