LSU’s Olivia Dunne competes in first event of the year; sister takes to social media to celebrate

LSU gymnast Olivia Dunne boasts a fervent fan base and at last competed in entrance of supporters in her fist occasion of the yr.

The 20-year-old had been coping with an harm, however on Friday she helped raise No. 8 LSU to victory over No. 9 Alabama by a rating of 197.975-197.925.

Dunne did her half by scoring a 9.825 on bars.

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Olivia Dunne of LSU during a meet against Utah at Jon M. Huntsman Center Jan. 6, 2023, in Salt Lake City.

Olivia Dunne of LSU throughout a meet in opposition to Utah at Jon M. Huntsman Center Jan. 6, 2023, in Salt Lake City. (Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

The Tigers are set to return to motion March 3. Dunne has turn out to be a social media sensation and has greater than 3.7 million Instagram followers.

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Dunne’s sister, Julz, determined to rejoice the win through social media. 

“Don’t mind the screaming,” Julz captioned an Instagram story put up exhibiting a tv display together with her sister competing. 

Olivia Dunne of LSU cheers on a teammate during a meet against Auburn at Neville Arena Feb. 10, 2023, in Auburn, Ala.

Olivia Dunne of LSU cheers on a teammate throughout a meet in opposition to Auburn at Neville Arena Feb. 10, 2023, in Auburn, Ala. (Stew Milne/Getty Images)

Dunne is in her junior yr at LSU and has had large crowds present as much as her meets.

The fan consideration has prompted police to extend safety measures at her meets, and LSU has carried out new safety measures.

In January, Dunne tweeted that she appreciated the help from the followers however urged them to be extra respectful.

“I will always appreciate and love the support from you guys, but if you come to a meet, I want to ask you to please be respectful of the other gymnasts and the gymnastics community as we are just doing our job,” she wrote.

Olivia Dunne practices on the uneven bars for the U.S. Gymnastics Championships at TD Garden in Boston Aug. 15, 2018. 

Olivia Dunne practices on the uneven bars for the U.S. Gymnastics Championships at TD Garden in Boston Aug. 15, 2018.  (Barry Chin/The Boston Globe through Getty Images)

Dunne is among the most adopted collegiate athletes on social media. 

According to On3 Sports, Dunne has an NIL valuation of $2.3 million. She reportedly earns round $2 million with varied sponsorships, together with the activewear model Vuori, American Eagle and Planet Fuel. Dunne can also be signed to the WME Sports company.

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When Dunne first began at LSU in 2021, she made the SEC’s First-Year Academic Honor Roll and was a WCGA Academic All-American. She was a WCGA All-American within the uneven bars and, in 2022, was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

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