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CHAMPAIGN, ILL. – The University of Iowa women’s gymnastics team will compete in the evening session of the Big Ten Championships on Saturday at 7 p.m. (CT) at the State Farm Center.

The Hawkeyes will compete against No. 7 Michigan, No. 23 Minnesota, No. 24 Ohio State, Illinois, and Maryland in Session II. No. 14 Nebraska, Penn State, Rutgers, and Michigan State will compete in Session I at 2 p.m.

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Iowa finished second (195.275) at the Big Five Meet in Piscataway, New Jersey, on March 17 to qualify for the evening session of the Big Ten Championships. The Hawkeyes fell to then-No. 7 Michigan, but defeated then-No. 23 Minnesota, then-No. 25 Penn State, and Rutgers.

Four GymHawks registered eight top-10 finishes. Senior Melissa Zurawski finished third on vault (9.850), while junior Nicole Chow placed fourth on bars (9.900). Senior Nikki Youd also finished fourth on beam (9.875) and fifth on vault (9.825).

Sophomore Charlotte Sullivan had the most top-ten finishes for the Hawkeyes. The sophomore placed sixth on floor (9.850) and in the all-around (39.225) and tenth on vault (9.800) and beam (9.800).

Iowa finished the regular season ranked fourth in the Big Ten Conference with an overall record of of 8-10 and a conference mark of 6-3. The Hawkeyes also rank fifth on beam and floor and eighth on vault and bars.

Three Hawkeyes rank in the top-ten in the Big Ten Conference. Senior Lanie Snyder stands at fifth on floor. On beam, senior Nikki Youd ranks eighth and Chow ranks tenth. They were named second team All-Big Ten on March 19 as a result.

Iowa is ranked No. 36 nationally with a regional qualifying score (RQS) of 195.680. The GymHawks also rank 28th on beam (49.010), 32nd on bars (49.025), 34th on floor (49.115), and 39th on vault (48.890).

Five GymHawks rank in the top-100 in national rankings:
All-Around: Sullivan stands at 60th (39.145) and Chow stands at 80th (38.915) in the all-around.
Bars: Zurawski ranks 97th (9.845) in uneven bars standings.
Beam: Youd ranks 56th (9.870), while Chow follows at 69th (9.860).
Floor: Snyder stands at 37th (9.895) on floor.

Michigan took home the Big Ten regular season title by taking first (197.225) at the Rutgers Big Five Meet on March 17. The Wolverines also rank No. 7 nationally with an RQS of 197.075. Minnesota followed in third (195.150). The Golden Gophers are ranked sixth in the conference and No. 23 nationally with an RQS of 196.160.

Illinois won (196.850) the Michigan State Big Five Meet to finish the regular season ranked second in the Big Ten. The Fighting Illini also stand at No. 29 nationally with an RQS of 195.930. Maryland followed in second (195.700), while Ohio State finished third (195.150). The Terrapins are ranked fifth in the conference and No. 29 nationally with an RQS of 195.930. The Buckeyes stand at seventh in the Big Ten and No. 24 nationally with an RQS of 196.085.

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