Fisk, 1st HBCU Gymnastics at NCAA Level, Heads to Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Fisk University women’s gymnastics program, the first at a Historically Black College and University at the NCAA level, will make its team debut on Jan. 6 at the inaugural “Super 16” in Las Vegas.

The two-day invitational will be held Jan. 6-7 at Orleans Arena. The field includes each of the last three programs to win an NCAA championship: Oklahoma, Michigan and UCLA.

Sunisa Lee, the all-around champion at the 2020 Olympics, will compete along with her teammates at Auburn. Lee, a sophomore, earlier announced it will be her final season with the Tigers. She plans to return to elite competition in the summer of 2023.

Jade Carey, a gold medalist at the 2020 Olympics and 2022 world championships and a sophomore at Oregon State, also will compete.

The Nashville-based Fisk, which launched its program last November, is coached by Corrinne Tarver. She was the first Black gymnast to win an NCAA women’s all-around title while at Georgia in 1989.

The event will be divided into four-team sessions, with team, all-around and event champions being awarded in each session.

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