The University of Iowa women’s gymnastics team makes its 2019 home debut against Southeast Missouri State on Jan. 11 at 6:30 p.m. (CT) inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The GymHawks make a quick turnaround for a meet at New Hampshire on Jan. 13 at 12 p.m. inside the Lundholm Gymnasium.
- Follow Friday’s meet against SEMO on live stats or through the live stream via Hawkeye All-Access (Subscription required).
- Live stats links throughout the season can be found on the women’s gymnastics schedule page on hawkeyesports.com/wgymlive.
- The GymHawks home opener vs. Southeast Missouri State is Social Media and Pajama Party Night.
- The Kids Zone will be available for young Hawkeye fans prior to the meet and will include a poster making station, arts and crafts, the balance beam, and a special guest each week.
- A few lucky fans will be selected for the “Best Seat in the House” with floor seats.
- The Redhawks are 38th in the most recent roadtonationals.com national poll.
- SEMO holds an 0-3 record after finishing fourth in a quad meet at Alabama with a score of 187.800.
- Freshman Anna Kaziska opened her collegiate career in the all-around, leading SEMO with an all-around score of 37.550.
- The Redhawks are led by first-year head coach Ashley Lawson. Lawson coached at Lindenwood University in 2018.
SCOUTING NEW HAMPSHIRE
- The Wildcats opened their season on Monday against Southern Utah, falling by a score of 193.700-193.525.
- Senior Danielle Mulligan opened her season, winning the all-around with a score of 38.975 to tie for 26th nationally.
- Senior Erin Carroll won the vault with a score of 9.900. She is tied for seventh in the country.
- Head coach Gail Goodspeed is in her 40th season at New Hampshire, qualifying for the Regional Championships in 35 of 37 years the NCAA has sponsored the event.
GYMHAWKS OPEN SEASON AT AUBURN
- The Hawkeyes opened their 2019 season at Auburn, falling to the Tigers by a score of 194.825-193.225.
- Senior Misty-Jade Carlson tied her career-high on beam with a 9.800.
- Junior Clair Kaji recorded the highest score of the meet for Iowa, notching a 9.900 on beam to rank seventh in the nation.
- Freshman Lauren Guerin made her collegiate debut, tying for first on floor with a 9.800.
- Head Coach Larissa Libby is entering her 15th season as head coach and 19th year overall.
- In 2018, Libby led the GymHawks to their 18th NCAA appearance with a No.33 national ranking and a 13-win season.
- Libby coached Charlotte Sullivan to being named on the All-Championship team.
- During the regular season Libby coached three GymHawks–Lanie Snyder, Nikki Youd, and Nicole Chow– to second team All-Big Ten honors.
- Libby takes pride in her GymHawks outside the gym as well. In 2018, a record 11 gymnasts received Academic All-Big Ten honors.
- Season tickets are available at hawkeyesports.com/tickets, by calling 1-800-IA-HAWKS, or at the UI Athletics Ticket Office at the north entrance of Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
- Season tickets are $40 and all seating is general admission. Youth ages 18 and under and UI students receive free admission to all regular season home meets.
- Season ticket holders gain admission to five home meets at Carver-Hawkeye Arena against Southeast Missouri State, Minnesota, Rutgers, Illinois, and Iowa State.
- Season ticket holders receive early entrance (1.5 hours prior to the start of competition at the west entrance) to all home meets, ensuring access to the Kids Zone, limited edition posters, and other promotions.
CHOW, SULLIVAN NAMED T0 B1G WATCH LIST
- Senior Nicole Chow and junior Charlotte Sullivan were named to the 2019 Big Ten Women’s Gymnasts to Watch List.
- Chow enters her senior season after being named second team All-Big Ten in the 2018 season. She earned four beam titles and one all-around title. Chow competed in every meet last season and saw all-around action in nine of Iowa’s 12 meets. At the Big Ten Championships, Chow set career-highs on vault (9.850) and all around (39.325), placing fourth and sixth, respectively.
- Sullivan, a returning junior, competed in the all-around in every meet during the 2018 season. She was named to the All-Championship team at the Big Ten Championships. She placed third on vault with a career-high (9.875) and placed eighth in the all-around (39.275).
FOLLOW THE HAWKEYES
For an inside look at the Iowa gymnastics program and access to exclusive coverage, “like” Iowa Women’s Gymnastics on Facebook and follow @IowaGymnastics on Twitter, and Instagram.
The GymHawks will have posters, magnets, and schedule cards available for free at all meets throughout the season.
Parking is FREE for the home meets. Fans are encouraged to park in Lot 46, the parking lot connected to Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
The GymHawks host Minnesota for their annual Pink meet inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 4 p.m. (CT).