Olivia Dunne, an LSU gymnast, ended last week with a win over Alabama. Tuesday’s introduction of the “new recruit” was a great start to the season.
Dunne got a 9.825 on bars when LSU topped Crimson Tide Friday. Then, she teamed up with Katie Sigmond, a fellow social media influencer, for a short five-second clip that has already surpassed four million views.
The clip was posted by a New Jersey native with the lyrics “I wish I had two of you” playing in the background. They danced together as they held hands.
Dunne is one of the most followed college athletes on social media, boasting more than 7.2 million followers on TikTok alone.
@livvy sistas🤞🏼💜 #foryou #gymnastics #lsu ♬ sonido original – 𝐌𝐞𝐳𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐬
@livvy our newest recruit;) #foryou #lsu #gymnastics ♬ sticky rice – raisin
Sigmond has millions of followers on several social media platforms. Her Instagram account has over 3.1 million followers and she is on track to reach 1 million TikTok followers. She posted a video on her TikTok page Monday of her and Dunne walking through LSU’s gym, jumping in a foam pit, and lip-syncing an Ice Spic track.
It was quickly viral because of the collaboration between influencers.
Dunne, who is currently in her junior year at LSU, has seen huge crowds attend her meets.
Police have increased security at her meets due to fan attention. LSU has also implemented new security measures.
Dunne tweeted in January that she was grateful for the support of the fans, but asked them to be more respectful.
She wrote that she will always be grateful for the support of her fellow gymnasts, but she asked her to respect the other gymnasts as well as the gymnastics community.
On3 Sports reports that Dunne’s NIL value is $2.3 million. According to reports, she earns approximately $2 million from various sponsorships including the Vuori activewear brand, American Eagle, and Planet Fuel. Dunne has also been signed to WME Sports.
Dunne was a First-Year Academic Honor roll member of the SEC and a WCGA Academic All-American when she first began at LSU in 2021. In the uneven bars, she was a WCGA All-American and was 2022 named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.