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Joanna Saleem Named Gymnastics Coach

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Release: August 22, 2013
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Joanna Saleem, who spent the 2012-13 season as the volunteer gymnastics coach at Ball State, has been named the school's new head coach.

Saleem, a 2004 graduate of Indiana who earned a master's degree at West Virginia in 2007, served as the Mountaineers' assistant gymnastics coach from 2002-08.  She also served a stint as Iowa's assistant coach from 1999-2001 and was the head women's gymnastics coach at IU Pennsylvania for the 1996-97 season.

At West Virgina, Saleem coached one conference vault champion and two league beam champions.  She served as the recruiting coordinator for the Mountaineers and was the summer camp director for 220 campers.

Saleem, who helped produce the 2001 Big Ten Conference Champions on the vault and floor, assisted the team to its first NCAA Regional team appearance in nine years.

In addition, Saleem was a volunteer assistant gymnastics coach at North Carolina State in 1997-98 and was an assistant coach at Bloomington North High School from 1993-95.

Saleem also served as the exercise movement education program coordinator at the Muncie YMCA in 2012-13 plus served stints as a head club gymnastics coach at GymCarolina in 1997-98 and Flytz USA Gymnastics in Kent, Ohio, in 1998-99.

Saleem takes over the program from Nadalie Walsh, who served as the Cardinals head coach from 2007-13.  Walsh left Ball State to become the head coach at Utah State.

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