Hawkeyes Place Sixth At Big Tens

April 1, 2007

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA – The Iowa women’s gymnastics team placed sixth at Big Ten Championships, Saturday, with a 192.75. Michigan won the competition, scoring 196.575.

On vault, freshman Katie Turcotte had a strong showing for Iowa, tying for fourth place with Maureen Moody (Michigan) and Kristen Coleman (Michigan State) with a score of 9.85. Kara Pinjuv finished in a four-way tie for seventh place, scoring 9.825.

Iowa’s showing on bars wasn’t as strong, as Beth Dilick finished tied for 14th place, posting a 9.825. Jenifer Simbhudas was Iowa’s next highest placed competitor, scoring 9.8 to tie for 16th.

Pinjuv scored Iowa’s best beam score, 9.75, to tie for 14th place, while Katie Burke posted a 9.7 to tie for 19th. On floor exercise, Simbhudas tied for sixth with Carmelina Carabajal of Minnesota, scoring 9.825. Burke tied for eighth place with a 9.8.

In the all-around, Pinjuv finished third, scoring 39.075, while Burke tied for 10th place (38.7), and Simbhudas finished 12th (38.525).

Vault (winner plus Iowa):1. Brandi Personett (PSU)   9.954t. Katie Turcotte        9.857t. Kara Pinjuv          9.82511t. Jenifer Simbhudas      9.821t. Beth Dilick     9.72537t. Amanda Rudolph       9.6541. Katie Burke          9.425
Bars (winner plus Iowa):1. Cara Pomeroy (Illinois) 9.9514t. Beth Dilick 9.82516t. Jenifer Simbhudas 9.826t. Kara Pinjuv 9.77526t. Katie Burke 9.77539. Katie Turcotte 9.32541. Brandi Loffer 9.1
Beam (winner plus Iowa):1. Becky Bernard (Michigan) 9.914t. Kara Pinjuv 9.7519t. Katie Burke 9.723. Danielle Legeai 9.5534t. Jenifer Simbhudas 9.140. Brandi Loffer 8.62542. Beth Dilick 8.05
Floor (winner plus Iowa):1. Katie Lieberman (Michigan) 9.96t. Jenifer Simbhudas 9.8258t. Katie Burke 9.825t. Kara Pinjuv 9.72528t. Brandi Loffer 9.67530. Amanda Rudolph 9.6539. Katie Turcotte 9.475
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