GymHawk Notebook: at Maryland

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IOWA CITY, Iowa — The GymHawks travel to Maryland to compete for their first Big Ten competition of the season. The meet will begin at 3 p.m. (CT). 


  • Live stats throughout the season can be found on the women’s gymnastics schedule page on
  • Follow along with updates from @iowagymnastics on Twitter. 


  • Season tickets are available at, by calling 1-800-IA-HAWKS, or at the UI Athletics Ticket Office at the north entrance of Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
  • Season tickets are $30 and all seating is general admission. Youth ages 18 and under and UI students receive free admission to all regular season home meets.


  • The GymHawks won their home opener with a 195.550 over Ball State (192.775) and Air Force (188.650) on Jan. 11. 
  • Sophomore Lauren Guerin earned a perfect 9.950 from one judge and a final score of 9.925 to set her new career best, tying for the ninth spot in the Iowa record book on Jan. 3 at the Critique Classic in Florida. 
  • Sophomore Alex Greenwald earned a career-high 9.875 on bars on Jan. 11 against Air Force and Ball State University. 
  • The GymHawks set a season high 49.175 on floor in Iowa’s tri-meet on Jan. 11 — Guerin led the Hawkeyes with a 9.900 to win the event. 
  • From week one to week two, the Hawkeyes improved their uneven bars score nearly three points, recording a 49.600. 


  • Maryland earned a 196.150 in their first competition of the season, giving them the best start in program history. 
  • The Terrapins are ranked No. 8, nationally and fifth on vault, 13th on bars, 15th on beam and 27th on floor. 
  • Maryland is currently 2-0, with wins over George Washington and West Chester-Pennsylvania. 
  • Maryland recorded their highest team vault score since 2018 (49.200) led by sophomore Alexsis Rubio who earned her career-best score (9.875).


  • Larissa Libby is in her 16th season as head coach at Iowa and her 20th year overall.
  • Iowa returns first team All-Big Ten honoree, Clair Kaji for her senior season, along with second team All-Big Ten honoree, sophomore Lauren Guerin.
  • The Hawkeyes wrapped up their 2019 season at the NCAA Corvallis Regional with a score of 194.775, placing fourth in session two, but did not advance to the Regional final.
  • Iowa scored a season high 196.450 at Elevate the Stage/Big Five Meet on Feb. 22, 2019.
  • The GymHawks scored 195.400 versus Illinois on Feb. 16, scoring a 49.200 on bars and a season high of 49.400 on floor.
  • At the Big Ten Championships, the GymHawks finished sixth with a team score of 196.075.
  • Iowa finished the season ranked No. 31 overall in the final Road to Nationals Poll.


  • The GymHawks add six freshmen to the 2020 season: Ariana Agrapides, Dani Castillo, JerQuavia Henderson, Ellie Rogers, Madelyn Solomon, and Allyson Steffensmeier.
  • Agrapides is from Bayville, NJ and trained at Premier Gymnastics. She finished her high school career as 2019 State vault, floor, and all-around champion. 
  • Castillo is a Miami, Florida, native who competed at American Twister’s under coaches Gary Anderson and Christy Ramírez. She won the Region 8 all-around Championships (38.375) and was the state runner up during the 2019 season.
  • Henderson comes from Peoria, Illinois, and trained at Gym Corner. In 2019, Henderson placed third in all-around at level 6/9/10 State Championship and was named Peoria Journal Star’s 2018 Central Illinois Best of Preps: Gymnast of the Year. 
  • Rogers — a native of Spotsylvania, Virginia — trained at Paragon Gymnastics. She was a regionals qualifier sophomore-senior year.
  • Solomon comes from Waterloo, Iowa where she was trained by Kevin Crowley. Solomon was awarded United States Marines Distinguished Female Athletic Excellence Award in 2019. 
  • Steffensmeier — a native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa — rounds out the newcomers. She qualified for Junior Nationals three out of four years. In 2019, Steffensmeier claimed first place at Regionals in all-around with a score of 37.259. 


  • The GymHawks travel to State College, Pennsylvania to take on the Nittany Lions on January 25, 2020 at 3 p.m. (CT) 
  • Live results will be available at