Bailey Abernathy joins Minnesota Women’s Gymnastics as Director of Operations |

The University of Minnesota women’s gymnastics program has promoted Rich Stenger to associate head coach, brought on MaryAnne Kelley Elzen as a volunteer assistant and added Bailey Abernathy as a volunteer director of operations, head coach Jenny Hansen announced Wednesday.

Abernathy just finished her eligibility as a Gopher gymnast last season after a successful career. She placed fifth on floor with a 9.900 at B1G Championships this past season, was named the Most Valuable Teammate and received the Mariam Award. She earned NACGC/W Scholastic All-American and Academic All-Big Ten honors in her career. Abernathy was also selected for the Big Ten post-graduate scholarship.

“We are excited to have Bailey help behind the scenes as she transitions from her role as tremendous student athlete,” Hansen said. “Bailey has great pride in this program and has already proven to be a valuable asset with some of the new initiatives we are implementing this season.”

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