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Fossum returns for sophomore year at UW-Whitewater

WHITEWATER, WI -- Competing several meets during her freshman year, Dickinson High legend Acacia Fossum resumes her gymnastics career for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on Friday, Jan. 12 as the Warhawks will open the 2018 season in a dua...

WHITEWATER, WI - Competing several meets during her freshman year, Dickinson High legend Acacia Fossum resumes her gymnastics career for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on Friday, Jan. 12 as the Warhawks will open the 2018 season in a dual meet against the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Fossum, a Gladstone native, was a member of a Warhawks gymnastics team that captured the 2017 National Collegiate Gymnastics Association national title.

Participating only in floor exercises as a freshman, Fossum, a 2016 graduate of Richardton-Taylor High School, averaged a 9.200 score through her seven appearances last season, notching a career best score of 9.525 against Gustavus Adolphus (Minn.) on Jan. 21.

In her six years as a member of the Dickinson High gymnastics team, Fossum helped guide the Midgets to three state championships (2013-14, 2016) and three state runner-ups (2011-12, 2015). She holds the North Dakota record for most all-around state titles (five). She also won 15 individual state titles, second to only Minot’s Kim Sveum for the most all-time.

Fossum’s younger sister, Ayanna, is a current member of the DHS gymnastics team.  

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