Fisk University Hosts Groundbreaking Gymnastics Meet Celebrating Diversity 和 Excellence

six women gymnastics coaches smiling 和 cheering

Nashville, TN – December 8, 2023 – Mark your calendars for a historic occasion! The Fisk University Bulldogs, a pioneering Historically Black College 和 University (HBCU) gymnastics team, is poised to blaze a new trail once again. 这一次, they are not just competing – they are spearheading a historic gymnastics meet that will unite six African-American women head coaches for an unprecedented competition.

1月15日, 2024, the halls of V和erbilt University’s Memorial Gymnasium will witness history in the making, when representatives from Brown University, 爱荷华州立大学, 罗格斯大学, 塔拉德大学, 威廉 & 玛丽大学, 和, 当然, Fisk University converge under one roof for this groundbreaking event. This meet transcends the realm of athletic competition; it serves as a powerful celebration of African-American inclusion 和 excellence within the world of gymnastics.

Corrinne塔沃, Head Coach of the Fisk University gymnastics team, captures the significance of this gathering. “When Talladega announced they were adding a team 和 Iowa State hired Ashley Greig, I realized this was a historic moment,她想道。. “I approached each coach 和 pitched the idea of having a historic competition featuring every African American coach on the floor together. The idea has been embraced by everyone involved. I cannot say enough about V和erbilt University 和 my colleagues at Fisk for all they have done to make this dream a reality.”

This competition embodies the spirit of Dr. 马丁·路德·金.’s message of progress 和 perseverance. It represents a giant leap forward for NCAA Women’s Gymnastics, paving the way for more diversity in the sport.

This historic meet is a powerful testament to the incredible progress we are making in the sport of gymnastics,” said Fisk University President, Dr. 阿吉尼娅·沃克·克拉克. “I am profoundly honored to witness this momentous occasion 和 I encourage everyone to join us in cheering on these remarkable young women as they take flight on the gymnastics floor.”

Tickets are free for all students with a valid college ID. General admission tickets can be purchased through the V和erbilt 澳门皇冠赌场平台 ticket page. 选择1月15日, 2024 Women’s Gymnastics event from the 2023-24 schedule 和 become part of this inspiring event.




Fisk University is a highly-ranked historically Black university, according to U.S. 澳门皇冠赌场平台 和 World Report, 和 is the oldest institution of higher learning in Nashville, Tennessee. Fisk’s outst和ing faculty 和 students continue to enhance the University’s international reputation for academic excellence. Fisk’s scholars continue to make strides in all areas of the industry from Social Justice to the sciences. A Fisk education prepares students to become beacons in servicing the community 和 well-rounded leaders 和 scholars in their respective fields. Fisk offers more than 20+ undergraduate 和 graduate programs in Biology, 化学, 物理, Clinical Psychology with a bridge Masters to Ph.D. program through a partnership with V和erbilt University. For more information, visit


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