HBCU College Gymnastics Team Holds First-Ever Practice in Tennessee

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A new women’s gymnastics team launched at Fisk University, one of Tennessee’s top historically black schools (HBCUs), held its first-ever practice, recent footage shows. in February, Fisk University in Nashville, one of the leading HBCUs in the United States, announced its first-ever women’s artistic gymnastics program. In March, the university named Ivy League coach Corrinne Tarver to lead the gymnastics team. She was then promoted to athletic director in July. “With her selection, Tarver is not only responsible for leading HBCU’s first-ever gymnastics program, but will also be the second woman in Fisk’s 156-year history hired to lead its athletic operations,” the university said. The video posted by Zyia Coleman, a new freshman at Fisk, shows scenes at the Clarksville Gymnastics Center on August 8. “It was our first gym workout that allows us to train there until our gym is built,” Coleman told Storyful. Asked about upcoming competitions, Coleman told Storyful that plans are in the works. “Coach Tarver is working on planning everything as we speak!” she said, and told local media that she was “excited to be a part of history”. Credit: Zyia Coleman via Storyful

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