Notes: No. 16 Iowa Competes in Wasatch Classic

The 16th-ranked University of Iowa women’s gymnastics team travels to West Valley Lake,
Utah to compete in the Wasatch Classic on Saturday, January 14. The Hawkeyes will compete
in the evening sessions, which starts at 9 p.m (CT) inside the Maverick Center facing
No. 3 California-Berkley, No. 26 Oregon State, and No. 20 Pittsburgh.


  • Fans can follow along via live results at or via Twitter (@IowaGymnastics).
  • Both sessions of the Wasatch Classic will be streamed live on Sporfie. The Sporfie stream is
    free and will offer 5 camera viewing options, one for each event and a main feed.


  • The Hawkeyes are ranked 16th nationally after securing the second-highest season-opening
    score in season history. Iowa is one of seven Big Ten teams in the top 25.
  • Iowa is ranked in the top 25 in all four events as a team: No. 12 on vault, No. 16 on beam, No.
    22 on floor, and No. 25 on bars.
  • The GymHawks posted a 196.225, which is the second-highest season opening score in
    program history to place second behind No. 3 California on Jan. 7 at the Super 16.
  • Three Hawkeyes placed in the top three at the Super 16, with senior Linda Zivat tying for
    the vault title after scoring a 9.925. Junior Aubrey Nick posted a 9.900 on balance beam to
    tie for second, and junior Adeline Kenlin scored a 9.900 on floor to tie for third place.
  • Three gymnasts made their college debut, with Bailey Libby scoring a 9.825 on floor.
    Karina Muñoz made her collegiate debut on vault posting a 9.800, and Gianna Masella
    made her debut on vault, bars, and floor.
  • Three gymnasts made event debuts: junior Kendall Laplante on bars, junior Aubrey Nick
    made debuts on bars and floor, and junior Allison Zuhlke made her debut on beam.
  • Five gymnasts set or matched career highs. Aubrey Nick set career highs on bars, beam,
    and floor. Allison Zuhlke set and Linda Zivat tied her career high on vault. Kendall Laplante
    set a new career-high on bars, and Alexa Ebeling set a new career-high on beam.

Three GymHawks are individually ranked in this week’s Road to Nationals Rankings.

  • Linda Zivat ranked T-4th nationally on vault after scoring a 9.925 for the second time in her
    career to tie for first at the Super 16.
  • Aubrey Nick ranks T-14th nationally on beam after posting a career-high 9.900 to tie for
  • Adeline Kenlin is T-17th on floor after scoring a 9.900 on floor to tie for third place at the
    Super 16.


  • JerQuavia Henderson and junior Adeline Kenlin were named Big Ten Gymnasts to Watch.
  • Henderson won 12 event titles and posted 27 top-three finishes in 2022. The two-time
    All-American tied the school record on floor, scoring a 9.975 a season ago. The Peoria, Illinois
    native was WGCA Second-Team All-American on floor and First Team All-Big Ten selection.
  • Kenlin is coming off a record-setting 2022 season and is a two-time All-American. The
    Iowa City native was NCAA runner-up on beam in 2022 after scoring a 9.950, the highest
    finish by a Hawkeye in program history. She was a second-team All-Big Ten selection
    and Academic All-Big Ten honoree.


  • Junior Adeline Kenlin finished as the NCAA runner-up on beam after scoring a 9.950
    while competing as an individual at the 2022 NCAA Championships. The Iowa City, Iowa,
    native’s finish is the highest by a Hawkeye all-time and the score is the highest beam
    score by a Hawkeye at the NCAA meet in program history.
  • Kenlin earned first-team All-America honors at the NCAA Championships, becoming
    the sixth such All-American in program history. She is the second Hawkeye to earn All-
    America distinction on the beam.
  • Kenlin was the first Hawkeye since 2017 to advance to the NCAA Championships and
    the 11th Iowa gymnast all-time.


  • Senior JerQuavia Henderson was named Women’s Collegiate Gymnastics Association
    second-team All-Americans on floor on March 24. She is only the 12th All-Americans in
    program history.
  • Henderson is the third Hawkeye to earn multiple All-America distinctions. She was a
    second team selection last season.


  • The Hawkeyes overcame a .100 deficit on the final rotation to advance to the NCAA
    Regional Final for the first time under the current format. Iowa defeated No. 6 LSU and
    NC State to advance, joining Missouri out of the first session.
  • Iowa posted a 196.900 to tie the fourth-best score in program history in the NCAA
    Regional competition.
  • The GymHawks scored a 197.075 at the NCAA Regional Final, the program’s secondhighest
    score all-time (trailing only the 197.150 set in 2004). The 197 was just the third
    all-time in program history.

Five Hawkeyes are in the Iowa record books. They are as follows:

  • JerQuavia Henderson – t1st – 9.975 – Floor
  • Adeline Kenlin -t1st- 9.975- Beam
  • JerQuavia Henderson – t4th – 9.950 – Floor
  • JerQuavia Henderson – t6th – 9.925 – Uneven Bars
  • Marissa Rojas – t8 – 9.925 – Beam
  • Aubrey Nick – t10 – 9.900 – Beam
  • Linda Zivat – t9th – 9.925 – Vault
  • JerQuavia Henderson -t9th- 9.925- Vault
  • Adeline Kenlin – t15th – 9.900 – Uneven Bars
  • Adeline Kenlin – t17 – 39.500 – All-Around

Head coach Larissa Libby has led the GymHawks to 22 straight NCAA Regional appearances
(either as a team or individually). The 2023 season is Libby’s 19th as Iowa’s head
coach and 22nd overall with the program. She is a three-time Big Ten Coach of the Year.

For a behind the scenes look at the program, follow the GymHawks via social media at
Facebook/IowaGymnastics, Twitter/@IowaGymnastics, and Instagram (@IowaGymnastics).

After competing at the Wasatch Classic, the Hawkeyes will return to action Jan. 22,
traveling to Columbus, Ohio to compete against No. 10 Ohio State.