LSU keeps Olivia Dunne out of its gymnastics lineup AGAIN at Missouri, after social media sensation also missed last week’s Kentucky win

  • Dunne participated in the Tigers’ first two meets of the year on floor exercise
  • LSU fell on the road to Mizzou, who used a strong final rotation to take the meet
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Olivia Dunne did not compete for LSU gymnastics for a second straight meet on Friday night, as the Tigers traveled to face fellow top-10 team Missouri. 

Dunne was on the floor cheering on her teammates, but did not go second in the floor exercise, which she had done in LSU’s first two meets of the season. 

No. 9 Missouri got the upset victory over No. 3 LSU at home, in front of a jam-packed Hearnes Center 197.325-197.225, with Mizzou overtaking the traveling Tigers on the final routine of the evening. 

Dunne has shown off videos in recent weeks training on the uneven bars and on balance beam. 

Dunne has never competed on the vault or balance beam in an official capacity in her LSU career. Therefore, she’s never been eligible for the all-around. 

Dunne posted in her leotard in her hotel room in Missouri before the meet on Friday night

The LSU gymnastics team warms up before a meet at Missouri, which it ended up losing

The LSU gymnastics team warms up before a meet at Missouri, which it ended up losing

Dunne has been one of the faces of the name, image, and likeness era of college athletics with several brand deals.

Her Instagram and TikTok accounts have a combined near-13 million followers.

After a January 2023 meet on the road against Utah, LSU gymnastics added more security to its staff for road trips due to fans wanting to get a picture with Dunne.

Last month, Dunne’s signed LSU leotards sold out online within hours for $130 each and were resold for around $1,000.

Dunne graduates from LSU this spring, making this year her final season in collegiate gymnastics. 

LSU’s next meet is February 2 against Arkansas.