LSU’s Olivia Dunne staying sharp in offseason, pulls off backflip on beach


LSU gymnastics star Olivia Dunne showed there is no real offseason in the sport as even on the Memorial Day weekend holiday she had to stay flexible with a maneuver on the beach.

The New Jersey native was in a black bikini when she posted one of her latest videos on TikTok to her more than 7.4 million followers. Dunne performed an impressive backflip off a rock.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM

Olivia Dunne and guests attend a yoga session as Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Celebrates the 2023 Issue Release with Swimsuit Island at The Guitar Hotel at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on May 21, 2023, in Hollywood, Florida. (Alberto Tamargo/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit)

“some beach-nastics to start the summer off right,” she captioned the video.

The video received more than 330,000 likes in just a few hours.

Dunne has already had an incredible offseason. She signed another name, image and likeness deal – this time with Sports Illustrated – and will appear in the magazine’s swimsuit edition for the first time.

She traveled to Puerto Rico in January to shoot for the magazine just ahead of the Tigers finishing in fourth place in the NCAA Gymnastics Championships to cap off an unbelievable season.

LSU STAR GYMNAST OLIVIA DUNNE DETAILS WHAT SHE’S LEARNED FROM GOLF INFLUENCER PAIGE SPIRANAC

Olivia Dunne smiles

LSU’s Olivia Dunne looks on during the Podium Challenge, March 3, 2023, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports)

“Being a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model is a dream come true,” Dunne said in a video posted to the publication’s Instagram page. “There’s a lot of young girls who look up to me, and I feel like a lot of young girls also follow Sports Illustrated. So, both of our brands, I think, align because we both want to inspire the younger generation.”

Dunne is among the college athletes with the highest NIL valuations, according to On3 Sports. She also spoke with Sports Illustrated about being at the forefront of the NIL craze.

“As a woman, no one really expected a gymnast to be at the forefront of (name, image and likeness deals),” she told the publication. “Most people expected football, baseball, basketball. To be a woman at the forefront, and trying to make the playing field more level, is definitely a step in the right direction.”

Dunne made clear to younger women that “you are more than just your sport.”

Olivia Dunee at Auburn

Olivia Dunne of LSU poses for photos prior to a meet against Auburn at Neville Arena on February 10, 2023, in Auburn, Alabama. (Stew Milne/Getty Images)

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

Dunne will be entering her senior season later this year.



Source link

Related Articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Stay Connected

0FansLike
3,912FollowersFollow
0SubscribersSubscribe
- Advertisement -spot_img

Latest Articles