Hawkeyes Take Three Event Titles In Win At TWU

March 2, 2008

DENTON, TX – Iowa claimed three event titles and the all-around in a strong win over Texas Woman’s University today, 195.075-193.475. The Hawkeyes had winners on vault, beam and floor. Jenifer Simbhudas was once again Iowa’s top all-around competitor, earning the win with a 38.950.

On vault the Hawkeyes scored a total 48.525 while Jenifer Simbhudas scored 9.825 to take the title. Kara Pinjuv and Amanda Rudolph rounded out the top three vault placings. Pinjuv finished second with a 9.8 and Rudolph finished third scoring 9.725. Brandi Loffer tied for fifth with TWU’s Jennifer Liberato scoring 9.675.

Freshman Rebecca Simbhudas was Iowa’s top bars competitor, tying for second with TWU’s Amanda Walker, scoring 9.8. Houry Gebeshian and Jenifer Simbhudas tied for fourth in the event with a 9.75 while Katie Burke placed sixth, scoring 9.7. Freshman Brittany Logan placed seventh with a 9.675 in her second competition as a Hawkeye.

Posting 49.1 on beam, the Hawkeyes saw their highest team beam score of 2008. Rebecca Simbhudas took the title, scoring 9.875 while Gebeshian placed second with a 9.85. Jenifer Simbhudas tied for third with TWU’s Courtney Arno-Templet scoring 9.825. Recording a 9.8, Pinjuv tied for fifth with TWU’s Kristie Costa, while Loffer finished seventh with a 9.75.

The Hawkeyes claimed the top three spots on floor against TWU. Gebeshian and Burke tied for first posting a 9.825 while Pinjuv tied for third with Mollie Blessing of TWU, scoring 9.8. Loffer tied for sixth with TWU’s Amy Hulbert posting a 9.725.

Burke placed second behind Jenifer Simbhudas in the all-around with a 38.675 while Loffer finished third, scoring 38.125.

Iowa will host its final home meet of 2008 Friday, March 7th at 7 p.m. The Hawkeyes will face Iowa State in the “Pink Meet,” honoring Breast Cancer Awareness. Competition will take place at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Final Team Scores   Team          Vault  Bars    Beam    Floor   Total1. #23 Iowa 48.525  48.675  49.100  48.775  195.0752. #35 TWU  47.975  48.250  48.575  48.675  193.475
Individual Results: Vault (winner plus Iowa)1. Jenifer Simbhudas (Iowa)          9.8252. Kara Pinjuv (Iowa)             9.8003. Amanda Rudolph                   9.7255t. Brandi Loffer (Iowa)            9.6759. Katie Burke (Iowa)             9.50011. Rebecca Simbhudas (Iowa)  9.075
Uneven Bars (winner plus Iowa)1. Courtney Arno-Templet 9.8752t. Rebecca Simbhudas (Iowa) 9.8004t. Houry Gebeshian (Iowa) 9.7504t. Jenifer Simbhudas (Iowa) 9.7506. Katie Burke (Iowa) 9.7007. Brittany Logan (Iowa) 9.67511t. Brandi Loffer (Iowa) 8.975
Balance Beam (winner plus Iowa)1. Rebecca Simbhudas (Iowa) 9.8752. Houry Gebeshian (Iowa) 9.8503t. Jenifer Simbhudas (Iowa) 9.8255t. Kara Pinjuv (Iowa) 9.8007. Brandi Loffer (Iowa) 9.7509t. Katie Burke (Iowa) 9.650
Floor Exercise (winner plus Iowa)1t. Houry Gebeshian (Iowa) 9.8251t. Katie Burke (Iowa) 9.8253t. Kara Pinjuv (Iowa) 9.8006t. Brandi Loffer (Iowa) 9.72510. Jenny Donar (Iowa) 9.60011. Jenifer Simbhudas (Iowa) 9.550
All-Around (winner plus Iowa)1. Jenifer Simbhudas (Iowa) 38.9502. Katie Burke (Iowa) 38.6753. Brandi Loffer (Iowa) 38.125="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>

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