Fisk Gymnastics Team Makes NCAA History

Fisk gymnast Morgan Price sticks the landing during her vault performance at super 16 gymnastics invite. / AP

Just months after forming the team, Fisk became the first Historically Black College/ University gymnastics squad to compete at the NCAA level. Fisked faced off against established programs such as North Carolina, South Utah, and Washington.

Coach Corrien Tarver founded Fisk’s gymnastics team about 14 months ago before reaching out to recruiters asking, “Do you want to make history.” That is exactly what they did. Fisk did amazing at their first meet taking home 4th place with Morgan Price, a former Arkansas commit, earning the meet’s highest score (9.9) on the vault.

“It feels really cool,” top recruit Price told ESPN. “We have a lot of eyes on us because we are the first and because we are making history, so it’s just so exciting to be a part of the first team ever.”

Naimah Muhammad

After leadoff gymnast Naimah Muhammad ended her routine with a double tuck, she was met by her teammates and coaches as she walked off the floor, and many, including Muhammad and Tarver, had tears of joy in their eyes.

“It’s humbling,” Tarver told ESPN ahead of the meet. “Something that’s a long time coming and so I’m so proud to be able to bring the team to the floor that is a historically Black college and university. It’s the first time ever so we’re ready to go.”

These ladies are making history, and will become role models for so many young Black girls out there.


By Amariyah Mallory, Freshman, Whitney Young

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Amariyah Mallory is a life long learner who's passionate about dance, committed to social justice and service, invested in African America culture and current events, and devoted to writing. 

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