76 minutes | Jul 26, 2022

Olivia Karas on NCAA Gymnastics, Michigan, and Challenges of Commentating

Olivia Karas on NCAA Gymnastics, Michigan, and Challenges of Commentating

 

Today on the podcast I am very excited to bring you another wonderful episode with former collegiate gymnast Olivia Karas.

 

Former J.O gymnast, Oliva studied at The University of Michigan graduating with a bachelor's degree in Communication and Media Studies. 

 

She competed for The Michigan Wolverines achieving 40 career event and all-around titles.

 

Since graduating Olivia is now a commentator and expert analyst for Big Ten Gymnastics Network, commentating on college gymnastics.

 

We discuss:

 

How Olivia got into commenting on college gymnastics.

 

Can Men's NCAA Gymnastics become as popular as Women’s?

 

What S&C and weight training looks like year-round for a college athlete.

 

How John and Bridget handled commentating Simone’s tough day at the Olympics.

 

The highs and lows of sport, how Olivia stays professional when commentating.

 

Can gymnasts have an offseason?

 

Olivia’s 3 tips for college recruitment.

 

And…

 

How to use Twitter and the Gymternet positively.

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