Women's Gymnastics Letterwinner Leung Named President of USA Gymnastics

Michigan Alumna Leung Named President of USA Gymnastics

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- USA Gymnastics announced Tuesday (Feb. 19) the hiring of University of Michigan women's gymnastics alumna Li Li Leung as its new president and chief executive officer.

"I am honored to be the next CEO of USA Gymnastics and to lead an organization that plays an important role in a sport that I care deeply about and had so much positive influence on my life," said Leung in a USA Gymnastics press release. "Like everyone, I was upset and angry to learn about the abuse and the institutions that let the athletes down. I admire the courage and strength of the survivors, and I will make it a priority to see that their claims are resolved. I look forward to collaborating with the entire gymnastics community to create further change going forward, which requires that we implement important initiatives to strengthen athlete health and safety and build a clear and inclusive plan for the future. For me, this is much more than a job: it is a personal calling, for which I stand ready to answer."