Jenifer Simbhudas Ties For Second On Floor At Regionals


April 12, 2008

Final Stats

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – The 22nd-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes placed sixth at the North Central Regional Championship Saturday with a total 193.875. It was the first time Iowa competed at regional competition as a team since 2005. No. 2 Utah won the meet with a 196.950.

Iowa began competition on beam earning a 48.025. Freshman Houry Gebeshian was Iowa’s top competitor in the event, tying for 15th with a 9.75. Jenifer Simbhudas had the Hawkeyes’ next best performance with a 19th-place 9.725. Brandi Loffer and Katie Burke both posted a score of 9.675 to tie for 22nd place. Rounding out Iowa’s bars line-up were Rebecca Simbhudas and Kara Pinjuv who scored 9.2 and 9.15, respectively.

After beam, the Hawkeyes had a bye before continuing on to floor competition. The team went on to score a 49.125 in the event. Jenifer Simbhudas had an impressive 9.9 performance to finish in a tie for second and Burke scored a 9.825 for a 14th-place tie. Pinjuv, Loffer and Gebeshian all posted scores of 9.8 to tie for 18th. Jenny Donar scored a 9.65 to tie for 37th.

Moving on to vault Iowa scored a 48.7. Jenifer Simbhudas and Kara Pinjuv had the best performances for Iowa, both earning a 9.8 to tie for 14th. Rebecca Simbhudas finished tied for 20th with a 9.75 while Burke and Gebeshian tied for 28th with a 9.675.

Iowa had another bye before finishing competition on bars with a 48.025. Burke, Loffer and Rebecca Simbhudas all posted a 9.775 in the event to tie for 11th. Gebeshian tied for 23rd with a 9.7.

In the all-around, Burke was Iowa’s highest scorer, posting a 38.95 to finish ninth. Gebeshian placed 10th with a 38.925 while Loffer placed 16th with a 38.375. Ashley Postell of Utah won the all-around with a 39.6.

“We had our ups and downs tonight but overall this has been a good season in which we made great strides,” said Iowa Head Coach Larissa Libby. “We had some great performances tonight but the competition was tough. We’re a good team but not a great team and there were some good lessons learned tonight. We will build off this season and our future looks bright.”

Final Team ScoresTeam           Vault Bars    Beam    Floor   Total1. #2 Utah  49.400  49.100  49.075  49.375  196.9502. #11 Arkansas 49.300  48.875  48.725  49.225  196.1253. Minnesota    48.550   48.900 48.975  48.850  195.2754. #14 Arizona  48.775  48.500  47.800  49.200  194.2755. Southern Utah    48.525   48.600 48.075   48.850   194.0506. #22 Iowa 48.700  48.025  48.025  49.125  193.875
Individual Results: Vault (winner plus Iowa)1. Kristina Baskett (Utah)           9.92514t. Jenifer Simbhudas (Iowa)   9.80014t. Kara Pinjuv (Iowa)             9.80020t. Rebecca Simbhudas (Iowa)    9.75028t. Katie Burke (Iowa)             9.67528t. Houry Gebeshian (Iowa)             9.67542. Brandi Loffer (Iowa)          9.125
Uneven Bars (winner plus Iowa)1. Ashley Postell (Utah) 9.85011t. Katie Burke (Iowa) 9.77511t. Brandi Loffer (Iowa) 9.77511t. Rebecca Simbhudas (Iowa) 9.77523t. Houry Gebeshian (Iowa) 9.70039. Ally Zipse (Iowa) 9.00042. Jenifer Simbhudas (Iowa) 8.350
Balance Beam (winner plus Iowa)1. Ashley Postell (Utah) 9.90015t. Houry Gebeshian (Iowa) 9.75019. Jenifer Simbhudas (Iowa) 9.72522t. Brandi Loffer (Iowa) 9.67522t. Katie Burke (Iowa) 9.67537. Rebecca Simbhudas (Iowa) 9.20038. Kara Pinjuv (Iowa) 9.150
Floor Exercise (winner plus Iowa)1. Ashley Postell (Utah) 9.9502t. Jenifer Simbhudas (Iowa) 9.90014t. Katie Burke (Iowa) 9.82518t. Kara Pinjuv (Iowa) 9.80018t. Brandi Loffer (Iowa) 9.80018t. Houry Gebeshian (Iowa) 9.80037t. Jenny Donar (Iowa) 9.650
All-Around (winner plus Iowa)1. Ashley Postell (Utah) 39.6009. Katie Burke (Iowa) 38.95010. Houry Gebeshian (Iowa) 38.92516. Brandi Loffer (Iowa) 38.37518. Jenifer Simbhudas (Iowa) 37.775=""http:>=""http:>=""http:>=""http:>=""http:>=""http:>=""http:>=""http:>=""http:>=""http:>=""http:>="http:>