LSU gymnast has clocked another milestone in her college sports career as she has been named Sports Illustrated Rookie.
Sports Illustrated announced the news on its Instagram page saying;
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According to TMZ;
Dunne flew to Portugal as part of the gig … rocking a white Ola Vida suit and BABEN skirt for her photoshoot.
Of course, Livvy famously posed for the S.I. swimsuit issue in 2023 … with editor M.J. Day explaining it was to show the student-athlete is much more than a pretty face.
Following the massive popularity of Livvy’s first appearance, the mag said it was a no-brainer to bring her back.
“The decision to invite Livvy back to appear in the 2024 issue as a rookie was an easy one,” Day said. “Last year, we featured Livvy the D1 athlete, highlighting her accolades as an all-academic and an all star on the rise. This year, we are featuring Livvy as a well-established, industrious entrepreneur who is here to stay, who continues to break barriers, continues to work hard and forge an unforgettable path for herself and future generations of female athletes.”
“Like all the incredible women that represent SI Swimsuit, Livvy stands out in her own unique and critical way. We are so incredibly proud of what she continues to achieve and are so excited to welcome her back not as Livvy Dunne the LSU D1 gymnast, but Livvy Dunne, the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit rookie.”
Olivia Dunne also had this to say about being named Sports Illustrated Rookie.
“Coming back for Year 2, I mean, last year I said it was a dream come true, and nothing’s changed. It’s still a dream come true. I can’t believe I can call myself a rookie. It feels unreal.”
Congratulations to Olivia Dunne on being named Sports Illustrated Rookie. This is another huge achievement she has added to her numerous feats.
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