GymHawk Notes: at Oregon State Quad Meet

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The University of Iowa women’s gymnastics team travels to Corvallis, Oregon, to take on No.15  Oregon State, North Carolina, and Seattle Pacific  in a quad-meet Friday, March 15, at 9 p.m. (CT). 


  • Link to a live video stream will be available on the women’s gymnastics schedule page at   
  • Live stats throughout the season can be found on 


  • Oregon State is ranked 15th in the latest Road to Nationals Poll (3/11). 
  • The Beavers are ranked 16th on vault, 15th on beam, 25th on bars, and 11th on floor. 
  • Oregon State’s high score of the season is 197.450 vs. UCLA.
  • The Beaver’s current regional qualifying score (RQS) is 196.485.
  • Oregon State is led by Tanya Chaplin, who is in her 22nd season as head coach. 
  • Chaplin was a six-time All-American at UCLA. 
  • She has won Pac-10 coach of the year five times (’11,’10,’08,’05,’99).


  • North Carolina is ranked 46th in the latest Road to Nationals Poll (3/11). 
  • Tar Heels are ranked 23rd on vault, 57th on bars, 47th on beam, and 25th on floor. 
  • North Carolina’s highest score of the season was 195.150 vs. Ball State and Oklahoma.  
  • The Tar Heels are led by Derek Galvin, who is in his 38th season at the helm. 
  • In the last 17 years, Galvin has won five East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) titles since 2002. 


  • Seattle Pacific University is ranked 65th in the latest Road to Nationals Poll (3/11). 
  • The Falcons are ranked 59th on vault, 61st on bars, 67th on beam, and 65th on floor. 
  • Seattle Pacific’s high score of the season is 192.625 vs. UC Davis on Jan. 18. 
  • The Falcons are led by Laurel Tindall. She is in her 40th season. 
  • Tindall has led the Falcons in a 20-year consecutive top-four national finishes from 1983-03.


  • The GymHawks earned a season-high score on vault of 49.200 and a team score of 195.300 at  Washington with Sacramento State on March 8. 
  • Freshmen Alex Greenwald (9.900) and Lauren Guerin (9.850) both earned career highs on vault .
  • Junior Clair Kaji and senior Nicole Chow scored 9.850’s on beam.
  • Freshman Lauren Guerin earned her fifth consecutive 9.900 on floor.
  • Freshman Bridget Killian tied her career high on floor of 9.875


  • The GymHawks won session one of the Big Five Meet, which guarantees them a spot in the night session at the Big Ten Championships. 
  • Iowa earned a season high score of 196.450. 
  • Junior Clair Kaji set a career high and senior Nicole Chow tied a career high on bars, both with a 9.900s, sharing the event title.
  • Junior Charlotte Sullivan competed in the all-around for Iowa and finished fourth with a score of 39.100. 
  • Junior Clair Kaji earned three event titles on beam (9.875), floor (9.900), and bars (9.900). 
  • Freshman Lauren Guerin earned a 9.900 on floor, sharing the title with Kaji.
  • Sophomore Emma Hartzler tied a career high (9.725), freshman Bridget Killian set a career high (9.825), and Sullivan (9.825) earned a season best on vault. 


  • 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  All-Championship honoree Charlotte Sullivan.
  • 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. 


  • The GymHawks are ranked 33rd overall in the latest Road to Nationals Poll (3/11). 
  • Iowa is ranked 31st on bars, 35th on beam, and 17th on floor in the latest Road to Nationals Poll (3/11). 
  • Iowa scored a 196.250 vs. Iowa State , its second-highest score of the season on March 1.
  • Junior Clair Kaji and freshman Lauren Guerin each earned a 9.900 on floor to share the event title vs. Iowa State. Kaji tied a season best and Guerin tied a career high.  
  • Sullivan earned a season best in the all-around competition with a 39.200 vs. Iowa State. 
  • The GymHawks scored a 195.400 vs. Illinois on Feb. 16, scoring a 49.200 on bars and a season high of 49.400 on floor. 
  • Three GymHawks earned 9.900s on floor — Erin Castle, Clair Kaji, and Lauren Guerin — while the other three GymHawks earned 9.850s — Charlotte Sullivan, Bridget Killian, and Allie Gilchrist vs. Illinois.
  • The GymHawks earned two 9.900’s on bars from Jax Kranitz, a career best, and Nicole Chow tied a career best vs. Illinois. 
  • Sophomore Erin Castle scored a career best of 9.750 on vault vs. Illinois. 
  • Iowa earned a score of 195.375 vs. No. 10 Michigan. 
  • The GymHawks defeated Rutgers on Jan. 26, 194.575-191.625. 
  • Freshman Lauren Guerin won floor against Rutgers with a 9.875.
  • Freshman Bridget Killian won two events against Rutgers – beam (9.725) and vault (9.750).  
  • Senior Nicole Chow won bars against Rutgers with a score of 9.900
  • The GymHawks beat SEMO in their home opener Jan. 11, 194.700-180.925. 


  • Lauren Guerin has earned her fifth 9.900 in a row on floor to tie a career high vs. Washington with Sacramento State to help the GymHawks earn a floor score of 49.275. 
  • Guerin (9.850), Alex Greenwald (9.900), Carina Tolan (9.800) all earned career highs, while Bridget Killian tied her career high (9.825) on vault to help the GymHawks earn a season high score of 49.200 at Washington with Sacramento State on March 8. 
  • Mackenzie Vance scored a career high on bars of 9.725 vs. Iowa State. 
  • Jax Kranitz earned a career high of 9.900, on bars vs. Illinois on Feb. 16. 

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  • The GymHawks travel to State College, Pennsylvania, for the Big Ten Championships, Saturday March 23.  
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