BERKELEY, Calif. – The 20th-ranked University of Iowa women’s gymnastics team closed out the regular season, scoring a 196.175 against No. 10 California inside Haas Pavilion on Sunday afternoon. The Bears won the meet, scoring a 197.900.
The Hawkeyes got an event title from senior Lauren Guerin on floor, while two gymnasts – Guerin and Linda Zivat, were runners-up on vault.
Iowa posted a 48.775 on bars with two gymnasts setting season-highs. Sophomore Adeline Kenlin scored a 9.900 to set a season-high and tie her career-high that was previously set at the 2021 Big Five Meet. Senior Alex Greenwald posted a 9.850 to tie for seventh, and sophomore Allison Zuhkle made her season bar debut, setting a new season-high, scoring a 9.800. Senior Carina Tolan followed with a 9.775, and junior Allyson Steffensmeier and freshman Marissa Rojas posted a 9.450 and 9.300, respectfully.
The Hawkeyes, who are ranked No. 18 nationally, scored a 49.075 with two gymnasts tying for second place. Senior Lauren Guerin scored a 9.850 to tie junior Linda Zivat. Zuhlke posted a 9.825 and senior Bridget Killain, who placed in the top-three two meets in a row, scored a 9.800. Greenwald scored a 9.750, and sophomore Kendall LaPlante scored a 9.675 to assist Iowa.
Ranked seventh on floor nationally, the GymHawks scored a 49.400 on floor for the second consecutive week with five gymnasts scoring a 9.800 or higher. Guerin, who is ranked 10th individually on floor, posted a 9.950 for the second time this season to tie for first place. The Austin, Texas, native who was voted the Big Ten Specialist of the Week, earned her 10th floor title this season to lead the team. Kaji scored a 9.900 to tie for fifth, Kenlin followed with a 9.875 to set a new season high and tie with her teammate, Greenwald, for seventh. Killian posted a 9.800, and Rojas scored a 9.775 to help the Hawkeyes battle back.
Iowa posted a 48.925 on beam with Kenlin placing in the top three. The 2021 Big Ten Freshman of the Year posted a 9.900 for the third time this season to tie for third. Killian posted a 9.825, and Rojas tied with her teammate, senior Mackenzie Vance, for eighth after both scoring a 9.750. Freshman Alexa Ebeling made her career debut on beam to score a 9.700 and tie with Kaji.
The Hawkeyes head to Columbus, Ohio, on March 19 to compete in the 2022 Big Ten Championships. Action begins at 11 a.m. (CT) and the competition will be televised on BTN.