Fisk University and Talladega College Gymnastics Teams Compete in Historic Meet


January 19, 2024

History was made at the University of Florida’s Stephen C. O’Connell Center during Equality Night as Fisk University and Talladega College participated in the first-ever gymnastics meet featuring two Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

In February 2022, Fisk made history by becoming the first HBCU women’s gymnastics program in the nation, and Talladega followed suit last January, collaborating with Brown Girls Do Gymnastics and the HBCU Gymnastics Alliance.

During Friday’s meet, marking Talladega’s inaugural debut, gymnasts from Fisk University, guided by Coach Corinne Tarver, and Talladega College, led by Coach Aja Sims-Fletcher, showcased their skills.

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Despite not securing the top spot, Talladega’s young team performed admirably in their first collegiate competition. In the school’s press statement, Coach Sims-Fletcher expressed optimism, saying, “We saw some good difficult skills tonight and saw where we can improve. It’s only up from here.”

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