LSU gymnast Olivia Dunne boasts a fervent instrumentality guidelines and yet competed successful beforehand of supporters successful her fist arena of nan year.
The 20-year-old had been dealing pinch an injury, but connected Friday she helped assistance No. 8 LSU to triumph complete No. 9 Alabama by a people of 197.975-197.925.
Dunne did her portion by scoring a 9.825 connected bars.
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Olivia Dunne of LSU during a meet against Utah astatine Jon M. Huntsman Center Jan. 6, 2023, successful Salt Lake City. (Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)
The Tigers are group to return to action March 3. Dunne has go a societal media sensation and has much than 3.7 cardinal Instagram followers.
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Dunne's sister, Julz, decided to observe nan triumph via societal media.
"Don’t mind nan screaming," Julz captioned an Instagram communicative station showing a tv surface pinch her sister competing.
Olivia Dunne of LSU cheers connected a teammate during a meet against Auburn astatine Neville Arena Feb. 10, 2023, successful Auburn, Ala. (Stew Milne/Getty Images)
Dunne is successful her inferior twelvemonth astatine LSU and has had monolithic crowds show up to her meets.
The instrumentality attraction has prompted constabulary to summation information measures astatine her meets, and LSU has implemented caller information measures.
In January, Dunne tweeted that she appreciated nan support from nan fans but urged them to beryllium much respectful.
"I will ever admit and emotion nan support from you guys, but if you travel to a meet, I want to inquire you to please beryllium respectful of nan different gymnasts and nan gymnastics organization arsenic we are conscionable doing our job," she wrote.
Olivia Dunne practices connected nan uneven bars for nan U.S. Gymnastics Championships astatine TD Garden successful Boston Aug. 15, 2018. (Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Dunne is 1 of nan astir followed collegiate athletes connected social media.
According to On3 Sports, Dunne has an NIL valuation of $2.3 million. She reportedly earns astir $2 cardinal pinch various sponsorships, including nan activewear marque Vuori, American Eagle and Planet Fuel. Dunne is besides signed to nan WME Sports agency.
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When Dunne first started astatine LSU successful 2021, she made nan SEC’s First-Year Academic Honor Roll and was a WCGA Academic All-American. She was a WCGA All-American successful nan uneven bars and, successful 2022, was named to nan SEC Academic Honor Roll.
Chantz Martin is simply a sports writer for Fox News Digital.