LSU gymnast Olivia Dunne, one of the crucial adopted collegiate athletes on social media, opened up about her objectives and ambitions on Monday in an interview with Instagram.
Dunne and the Tigers are getting ready for the NCAA Gymnastics Championships later this week. She talked about desirous to see change in girls’s sports activities.
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LSU Tigers gymnast Olivia Dunne throughout a meet towards the West Virginia Mountaineers on March 10, 2023, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (John Korduner/Icon Sportswire by way of Getty Pictures)
“The change I wish to be and work towards is equality for ladies in all sports activities. I like group competitors versus particular person, as a result of I get pleasure from competing with a gaggle of unbelievable girls,” Dunne stated.
Dunne might need one of the crucial hectic schedules of any collegiate athlete. She has a number of identify, picture and likeness (NIL) offers, 7.4 million followers on TikTok and an extra 3.9 million on Instagram, together with balancing being a collegiate athlete and schoolwork.
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“When it comes to balancing college, social media and gymnastics, I take it one factor at a time,” she stated. “I get up, go to high school, go to follow after which, social media after. That’s the way it goes each single day. It’s all essential to me, but it surely’s referred to as a scholar athlete for a cause – being a scholar earlier than an athlete.”
Dunne added she actually desires “to spark confidence and present which you can have all of it.”
LSU will compete in Session I of the NCAA Semifinals. LSU’s opponents embody Florida, Denver and Cal. It’s the thirty second look within the NCAA Championships for the Tigers.
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The highest two groups from every semifinal will advance to the championship. Oklahoma, Utah, UCLA and Kentucky are within the different semifinal.