Alabama Gymnastics Signs Outstanding Trio

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama inked three gymnasts for next year’s freshman class, the Crimson Tide head coach Ashley Johnston announced Wednesday.

The standout trio of Chloe LaCoursiere, Gabby Ladanyi and Jamison Sears will join the Crimson Tide next fall.

“We are very pleased that this outstanding class is coming to Alabama. Chloe, Gabby and Jamison are all great gymnasts and dedicated students, but most of all they are all exceptional people. We look forward to continuing to build on the relationships that began during this time, the recruitment process and we know they will all make a positive impact in the gym but also as members of our Crimson Tide gym family.”

Chloe LaCoursiere

5-4 | San Diego, California | Academy of Coastal Gymnastics

Chloe LaCoursiere

Chloe LaCoursiere said: “As soon as I started talking to the coaching staff, it felt like family. They really wanted me on the team and told me I would have a different family even though I was over a thousand miles from home. As I walked onto campus, she showed me that would be the case. Newbies to super seniors treated each other like they’d known each other forever.”

  • The daughter of Yvette and Terry LaCoursiere
  • Competes for Ellie Gerber and Ryan Lipinski at Coastal Gymnastics Academy
  • 2022 Member of USA Gymnastics Developmental National Team
  • 2022 USA Gymnastics Development Program National Champion in All-Around, Vault and Uneven Bars and 3rd in Floor Exercise
  • 2021 Development Program National Uneven Bars Champion
  • 2022 state champion on uneven bars and floor exercise and runner-up in the all-around
  • Second on uneven bars at the 2021 Nastia Liukin Cup
  • May graduate from Mount Carmel High School

Gaby Ladanyi

5-2 | Spring, Texas | World Champion Center

Gaby Ladanyi

Gabby Ladanyi said: “Alabama has been my dream school for as long as I can remember. I also love the coaches and the team environment.”

  • The daughter of Natalie and Robert Ladanyi
  • Compete for Cecile Landi and Laurent Landi at the World Champions Center
  • 2022 Member of USA Gymnastics Developmental National Team
  • 2022 USA Gymnastics Development Program Uneven Bars National Champion
  • 2022 USA Gymnastics Region 3 Uneven Bars Champion
  • 2022 Texas State All-Around, Vault, Uneven Bars, Balance Beam, and Floor Exercise Champion
  • Scheduled to graduate from Connections Academy in May

Jameson Sears

4-11 | Yorktown, Virginia | World Class Gymnastics

Jameson Sears

Jamison Sears said: “I’ve always wanted to be with the SEC, and as soon as I stepped onto the Alabama campus, it immediately felt like home and the people felt like family.”

  • The daughter of Heather Froneberger and Steve Sears
  • Compete for Tami Harrison and Rex Harrison at World Class Gymnastics
  • 2022 USA Gymnastics Development Program National Champion on Balance Beam and Floor Exercise
  • 2022 Nastia Liukin Cup All-Around and Balance Beam Champion
  • Participated in the 2019 US Gymnastics Championships
  • 2019 USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic National Champion on balance beam and floor and runner-up in all-around
  • Scheduled to graduate from Tabb High School in May

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