Olivia Dunne gets excited on social media as the LSU gymnast and social media star prepares for the first meet of her senior year with the Tigers
- Dunne has continually expressed her anticipation for her senior season
- Despite consistently competing in the SEC, Dunne has yet to win a national title
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LSU gymnast and social media sensation Olivia Dunne reminded her fans to tune in as the Tigers begin their first meet of the season.
On Friday, Dunne posted a photo of herself in action with details on how fans can watch her team on-site or live via broadcast.
“MEET DAY,” Dunne said in the caption, along with the details.
LSU will host Ohio State in Baton Rouge at 7:30 p.m. as Dunne takes the first step of her senior year with the Tigers. The meeting will also be streamed on the SEC Network.
The day of the match was long announced as Dunne continuously shared her preparation for the match. On January 3, Dunne posted an Instagram post detailing her thoughts on the upcoming season.
Olivia Dunne excited fans on social media ahead of LSU's first gymnastics meet this season
Dunne previously said there are things she needs to pay attention to ahead of her final season
'There are things we have to lean on. #meetweekmonday,” Dunne captioned a pair of photos — one of her chalking her hands and the other of her on the uneven bars.
Dunne also shared a video of her on the balance beam, doing a handstand before transitioning into a splits. As she stepped off, she greeted the camera and smiled at everyone watching.
Since it is her final year in the NCAA, Dunne has one more season to capture gold before graduating this spring.
In 2021, Dunne finished second in the SEC Championship before LSU competed and fell short in the semifinals of the NCAA Championships.
Her conference silver medal as a freshman was followed by a fifth-place finish in 2022 and a third-place finish in 2023.
As a team, LSU fell in the second round of regionals and respectively finished fourth in the National Championship those years.
Dunne saw a lot of success off the mat in 2023, including a cover on Sports Illustrated Swimsuit
Dunne also became the highest-paid female NCAA athlete and began dating Paul Skenes
Dunne's collegiate finals come after an incredibly successful year as a social media influencer. Of 4.5 million Instagram and 7.8 million TikTok followers, Dunne became the highest-paid female NCAA athlete after earning approximately $3.5 million through her name, image and likeness.
In addition to deals with American Eagle Outfitters, Body Armor and Motorola, Dunne also became a cover girl for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, was featured in Elle Magazine and began dating MLB prospect Paul Skenes.
After a milestone year, Dunne looks to kick off 2024 with a win and a strong finish to her senior year.
LSU is currently ranked third in the country and will host the first three of 11 meets in Baton Rouge before wrapping up January with a trip to Missouri.