April 3, 2006
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The University of Iowa women’s gymnastics team will send three members of its squad to compete at NCAA Regional competition at Iowa State University, Saturday. Senior Liz Grajewski will compete in the all-around while senior Kortny Williamson will compete on floor and vault, and junior Danielle Legeai will be competing on beam. Competition will take place at Hilton Coliseum and is set to begin at 6 p.m.
Last Time At Regionals
Iowa competed as a team at NCAA Regionals in 2005. The Hawkeyes placed sixth with a score of 192.35. Liz Grajewski scored a 9.85 on floor to tie for ninth while Amanda Rudolph scored a 9.8 to tie for 16th. Beth Dilick tied for 22nd on vault with a 9.7, and Danielle Legeai scored a 9.725 on beam to tie for 13th.
Senior Liz Grajewski
Grajewski posted an individual best floor exercise of 9.9 against Iowa State, and earned a 38.925 high all-around score twice this season. Grajewski was named second team all-Big Ten, and was an honoree for the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award.
Senior Kortny Williamson
Williamson posted a season high vault score of 9.8 and season best 9.8 floor score at Texas Woman’s University. In addition, Williamson posted a seson best 9.9 on beam at the competition. Williamson was named co-Big Ten gymnast of the week after a strong showing at TWU.
Junior Danielle Legeai
Legeai scored a season high beam score of 9.925 at Iowa State, tying for first in the event. Legeai also scored a season-best 9.725 on floor at West Virginia.
Head Coach Larissa Libby
Larissa Libby is in her second season as head coach for the Hawkeyes. In her first year, Libby recorded an 8-14 record. Before becoming head coach, Libby was Iowa’s associate head coach for one year and an assistant coach three seasons. While associate head coach, Libby led the GymHawks to a school record 49.425 beam performance in 2004. In addition, in 2004 the GymHawks recorded a 49.0 or higher seven times on beam under Libby’s guidance.