NBC Sports posted an article today talking about where the members of the Final Five are a year after they won the team gold medal at the Olympics in Rio.
They mentioned Madison Kocian and talked about how she has been competing for UCLA. Here’s the excerpt below:
Kocian is the lone member of the team who has competed since Rio, but it wasn’t on the elite stage. The Texan did a full freshman season for UCLA with a torn labrum and partially torn rotator cuff in her shoulder.
Most women retire from elite international competition when they choose the NCAA route. Kocian had not yet, as of June, but is taking this summer off.
“I know I have accomplished so much already,” she said in June. “It’s just a matter of if I feel like I need to do anything else before closing that door. It’s still open. I could stop in college after next year and start training [elite], or finish my four years in college and continue my life.”