This month, Fisk University became the first HBCU to launch an intercollegiate women’s gymnastics team, and they have already gone viral.
TikTok user @zyiaalexys posted a clip of the Nashville, Tennessee team practicing. "First gymnastics practice in all of Fisk University history," she wrote on the video post, which has received more than 235,000 likes.
Corrine Tarver, the university's head gymnastics coach and the first Black gymnast to win the NCAA All-Around competition in 1989, said in a press release last month, “I embrace the opportunity to move us forward with respect to our presence in the athletics landscape. Not only will I be focused on ensuring that our student-athletes are successful in their respective sports, I am also committed to facilitating their academic and professional success.”
See the viral video below: