Three Georgia gymnasts were dismissed from the gymnastics team on Friday according to a report from The Red & Black, the University of Georgia’s independent student newspaper.
Junior Natalie Vaculik, junior Jasmine Arnold and sophomore Caroline Bradford were all reportedly dismissed from the team according to Emily Giambalvo of The Red & Black.
Per Giambalvo an end of season media availability was scheduled for Friday morning but that has been cancelled. Vaculik competed in two events this season for Georgia after competing in every bars event as a sophomore. The junior did miss time this year due to an illness.
Head coach Danna Durante did issue a comment to the Red & Black after initially declining to do so.
The exact reasons [for the gymnasts no longer being on the team] are confidential,” Durante commented after this story was published. “They are great kids. Dismissal makes them sound like a problem, which they weren’t.
Arnold and Bradford were both walk-ons and did not compete in an event this year. The Gymdogs season ended last week as the team failed to reach the Super Six round of the NCAA women’s gymnastics championship.