A different kind of meet and greet

After the meet, videos can be seen of males lined up chanting “We want her” as well as Dunne’s name in anticipation of her leaving the arena. According to KSL.com Sports, the team’s bus had to move to avoid the crowd. Dunne commented on the crowd’s behavior the next day: “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,” Dunne tweeted.


Even LSU is linking to her social media

It’s also fair to say the school is well aware of Dunne’s following. Before listing any facts from her upbringing or athletic career, typical for college athletes, her social media is listed. Linking to a student-athlete’s TikTok, Twitter, and Instagram from their official school profile is extremely rare. Oddly, second on On3’s NIL database of highest-earning females is Auburn gymnast Suni Lee. Dunne and the 2021 Olympic Gold Medalist are the only female millionaires on the list. No added security detail has been added for Lee’s meets.


What will the turnout look like next time?

LSU’s next meet is tonight against Kentucky before two home meets against Oklahoma and Missouri. No added security features have been announced for those events taking place in Baton Rouge. Due to the fans’ behavior in Utah, I’d be shocked if the status quo on security was enacted in Kentucky and Louisiana.