In Memoriam


Teri Jenkins

Corinth, MS

Teri Jenkins Jubilee Jam (TJJJ), was the annual Fund Raiser for MS NAWGJ. For a long time this fundraiser was known as the Judge’s Cup.  The name was changed to honor Teri Jenkins who passed away in 2012.  Teri was a Mississippi judge for over 35 years.  She was a coach, gym owner and a well respected USA Gymnastics and NCAA official.  Teri devoted her life to helping others and she will always be an integral part of Mississippi and Region 8 gymnastics history.


Erika Larson

Erika Larson 1997 – 2016

Ocean Springs, MS.

 Erika Larson, age 18, passed away on Sunday, April 10, 2016 in Mobile, AL. Erika, a 2015 graduate of Ocean Springs High, was currently attending MGCCC, where she was member of the Honor Society, Phi Theta Kappa. Erika would have graduated in the fall and was planning to attend Mississippi State University in the spring. She had been a gymnast with Dreamworks in Ocean Springs, since she was 8 years old and later became a coach and a judge. Erika had joined the ranks of the Mississippi National Association of Gymnastics Judges.