Iowa Posts Season Best Team Score At Minnesota

Feb. 24, 2007

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – 21st-ranked Iowa competed against Big Ten rival Minnesota today in Minneapolis. The Hawkeyes defeated the 26th-ranked Gophers 194.625-193.95. Iowa had two event winners as well as the top all-around scorer, and the team score of 194.625 is a season best for the Hawkeyes. Iowa now posts a conference record of 1-0.

On vault, freshman Katie Turcotte posted the highest score for the Hawkeyes with a 9.8 to tie for second. Turcotte is currently ranked first in the Big Ten on vault and 24th nationally. Katie Burke placed fourth, scoring 9.775, and Kara Pinjuv finished fifth in the event with a 9.75.

On bars, Burke won the event, scoring 9.8. Other bars scores include Jen Simbhudas, tying for third with a 9.75 and Ally Zipse, tying for fifth (9.7).

On beam, Burke posted a 9.825 to finish first in the event, while Danielle Legeai placed second with a 9.775. Turcotte tied for third, posting a 9.75 and Nikki Page scored a sixth place 9.725.

On floor exercise, Burke posted a 9.85 which earned her a tie for first place with Amanda Miles and Andy Cornelius of Minnesota. Simbhudas posted a 9.8 to tie for fifth place.

Burke won the all-around, with a 39.25, while Simbhudas finished third, scoring 38.875. Burke is ranked 27th nationally in the all-around, while Simbhudas is ranked 36th.

Iowa will host Southern Utah, March 2nd at 7 p.m., and Iowa State, March 4th at 2 p.m.

Final Team ScoresTeam          Vault        Bars      Beam          Floor     Total1. #21 Iowa   48.775     48.325	 48.675	     48.825    194.6252. #26 Minn   48.700     48.475	 47.650	     49.125    193.950

Individual Results (winner plus Iowa):Vault (winner plus Iowa)1. Alexis Russell (Minn) 9.8252t. Katie Turcotte (Iowa) 9.8004. Katie Burke (Iowa) 9.7755. Kara Pinjuv (Iowa) 9.7506t. Jenny Donar (Iowa) 9.7256t. Jenifer Simbhudas (Iowa) 9.72511. Nikki Page (Iowa) 9.625

Uneven Bars (winner plus Iowa):1. Katie Burke (Iowa) 9.8003t. Jenifer Simbhudas (Iowa) 9.7505t. Ally Zipse (Iowa) 9.7009. Kara Pinjuv (Iowa) 9.57510. Katie Turcotte (Iowa) 9.50011. Beth Dilick (Iowa) 9.425

Balance Beam (winner plus Iowa):1. Katie Burke (Iowa) 9.8252. Danielle Legeai (Iowa) 9.7753t. Katie Turcotte (Iowa) 9.7506. Nikki Page (Iowa) 9.7258. Jenifer Simbhudas (Iowa) 9.60011. Kara Pinjuv (Iowa) 9.200

Floor Exercise (winner plus Iowa):1t. Katie Burke (Iowa) 9.8501t. Amanda Miles (Minn) 9.8501t. Andy Cornelius (Minn) 9.8505t. Jenifer Simbhudas (Iowa) 9.8009. Brandi Loffer (Iowa) 9.75010. Danielle Legeai (Iowa) 9.72511. Ally Zipse (Iowa) 9.70012. Amanda Rudolph (Iowa) 9.500

All-Around (winner plus Iowa):1. Katie Burke (Iowa) 39.2503. Jenifer Simbhudas (Iowa) 38.875