The desire for an HBCU gym program led a university to start one.
Fisk University is thrilled to announce the launch of the first HBCU Intercollegiate Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Team. Women’s gymnastics exemplifies the values of Fisk University: determination, excellence, and commitment to a more just and equitable future. These values have always been at the forefront of women’s gymnastics, and Fisk couldn’t be more excited to welcome these outstanding student-athletes to campus beginning next fall. Fisk University has always been recognized for its commitment to academic excellence and social justice.
In recent years, the University has focused on increasing its athletic profile given the growing interest of student-athletes in an elite HBCU experience. With NBA legend Kenny Anderson and former football star Desmond Armstrong as well as an outstanding women’s volleyball program under coach Jessica Enderle, Fisk is poised to develop national programs for elite.
Fisk University has built remarkable momentum in recent years, President Vann Newkirk said. The University is committed to preparing the next generation of leaders and senior managers. Student-athletes depend on an institution that allows them to translate their unique skills into career success. Fisk’s many corporate partners are excited about the talent pools and programs that have been put in place to maximize the potential of our students and student-athletes.
The recent announcement of Fisk’s partnership with the Los Angeles Lakers provides a new opportunity for Fisk students to excel in the sports industry. In anticipation of this women’s gymnastics announcement, Fisk University has already begun securing scholarships for these future student-athletes. Fisk University also plans to host several conferences, clinics, and invites in partnership with organizations such as Brown Girls do Gymnastics.Push for HBCU Gymnastics Programs is growing
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