Star Gymnast Livvy Dunne Back For Fifth Season at LSU

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Star gymnast Livvy Dunne announced her intentions to return to LSU for her fifth and final year of collegiate eligibility today, boosting LSU's hopes to defend their first ever National Title in gymnastics in 2025.

Although Dunne did not compete in the 2024 National Championship meet, she competed in most meets throughout the season in the bars and floor events and has been an integral part of LSU's rise to national prominence in women's gymnastics. In addition to contributing to LSU's title defense as a teammate, Dunne is looking to up her game as an individual as well. In LSU's official announcement release, she said:

"Winning the national championships was a great team accomplishment, but I feel like I have more to give as an individual competitor."

Livvy Dunne

In her four years at LSU, Dunne has built a massive social media following with 13.2 million followers across all platforms and the most lucrative NIL endorsements among all NCAA women athletes. According to On3, Livvy Dunne boasts a $3.9 Million Dollar NIL valuation which ranks her only behind Colorado Quarterback Shedeur Sanders. She has become a celebrity both on and off the gymnastics mat, and her relationship with fellow LSU alum and MLB All Star pitcher Paul Skenes has served to elevate his star as well. She has become a fixture at celebrity functions, joining several other LSU sports icons last weekend for a star-studded Fourth of July party in the Hamptons.

At the end of the day, Livvy Dunne's decision to return to LSU for her final year of eligibility is about elevating her game and competing in a program she has helped build into a national powerhouse. Check out her epic announcement video below:

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