The Hawkeyes finished the 2023 season ranked 26 nationally. Iowa reached as high as No. 15 during weeks two and three.
• Six GymHawks finished in the top-30 in the Big Ten Conference. JerQuavia Henderson is second on floor, tied for 19th on vault, and tied for 19th on beam. Adeline Kenlin is fourth on beam and tied for 16th on floor. Linda Zivat is tied for 11th on vault and 30th on floor. On vault, Allison Zuhlke is 26th. Karina Muñoz is tied for for 23rd on bars and tied for 21st on vault. Aubrey Nick tied for 20th on beam.
• The Hawkeyes ranked third overall in the Big Ten Conference with a, 6-2-1, record.
NCAA NORMAN REGIONALS
The GymHawks were one of 36 teams to qualify for the NCAA Regional competition at one of four different sites. Iowa finished third after scoring a 196.500 to finish behind Kentucky (197.475) and Alabama (197.375) and ahead of Illinois (195.675).
• Iowa had three gymnasts score a 9.800 or higher on vault to finish with a team score of 49.075 in its first event. Karina Muñoz and Jerquavia Henderson both recorded a score of 9.875 to tie for third place, and Hanna Castillo finished with a score of 9.800.
•The Hawkeyes finished with a 49.000 on bars with three gymnasts scoring 9.800 or above. Henderson and Muñoz finished bars with a score of 9.825, and Gianna Masella posted a 9.800.
• Iowa finished with a 49.175 on beam, with Adeline Kenlin finishing runner-up with a score of 9.925. Henderson finished in ninth with a score a 9.875, and Marissa Rojas finished with a 9.850.
• The GymHawks posted a 49.250 with four Hawkeyes scoring above a 9.800 on floor. Henderson landed a second-place finish with a score of 9.925, and Kenlin followed finishing third scoring 9.900. Bailey Libby finished in 12th place recording a 9.850, while Hannah Castillo continued with a 9.800 score.
HENDERSON RETURNS FOR FIFTH YEAR
“Hawkeye Nation, I’m back! Not everyone has the privilege and opportunity to do what they love with people Who inspire them to be better every single day. Ultimately, my decision was an easy one thanks to Larissa, her culture and this team. I would not be the woman I am today without them. I have so much more heart, passion, and drive to be my best self for Iowa. The possibilities are endless, and I know the best is yet to come.” – JerQuavia Henderson
• 2x Big Ten Champion
• 3x All-American
• Program Record Holder (Floor)
23 & COUNTING
Head coach Larissa Libby has led the GymHawks to 23 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.
HENDERSON NAMED WCGA ALL-AMERICAN
• Senior JerQuavia Henderson was named a Women’s Collegiate Gymnastics Association second-team All-American on floor.
• Henderson becomes the third Hawkeye in the record books to earn three All-America distinctions, joining Alexis Maday (2002-04) and Lauren Guerin (2020-2022). She was a second-team selection in 2021 and 2022.
• Henderson’s second-team honors came after posting a 9.945 NQS on floor. The Peoria, Illinois, native has scored 9.900 or higher in nine competitions this season. She tied the school record, posting two 9.975s during the regular season and finished with a 9.950 at the Big Ten Championships to share the event title.
HENDERSON AND KENLIN NAMED TO ALL-BIG TEN TEAMS
• Senior JerQuavia Henderson and junior Adeline Kenlin were named to the 2023 Big Ten Women’s Gymnastics All-Big Ten Teams. Henderson earned first-team honors and Kenlin earned second-team honors.
• Henderson was named first team for a third straight season. The Peoria, Illinois, native earned the distinction after winning 12 event titles and tallying 20 top-three finishes during the regular season. She tied her own school record on floor, posting a 9.975 over Minnesota, and has scored a 9.925 or higher seven times in the event. Henderson, who was named Big Ten Gymnast of the Week on Feb. 8 and 21, has a national qualifying standard (NQS) of 9.940 on floor.
• Kenlin was named second team, earning her third straight All-Big Ten honor. The Iowa City, Iowa, native has five event titles and 15 top-three finishes this season. She has posted a 9.950 twice on beam, which is second-best in school history as well as ties for best in school history with a 9.975.
HENDERSON SHARES B1G FLOOR TITLE
Senior JerQuavia Henderson shared the Big Ten Championship floor title after scoring a 9.950 to earn her second Big Ten Floor Champion title in her career. The Peoria, Illinois becomes the 19th Big Ten champion and ninth-floor champion in school history.
• Henderson earned eight first-place floor titles and placed in the top three nine times this season.
• Henderson scored a 9.900 or higher 10 times and scored 9.975 twice this season, which is tied for the highest score in program history. She has scored 9.975 five times in her career, which is the most by any Hawkeye Gymanst in school history.
B1G WEEKLY HONORS
The GymHawks had four gymnasts earn Big Ten Weekly honors, which is the most in program history.
• Senior JerQuavia Henderson earned two Big Ten Weekly Honors this season. She earned Big Ten Event Specialist of the Week on Feb. 20 after performing the first Yurchenki 1.5 by a Hawkeye gymnast one vault to take first place overall against Rutgers on Feb. 18. Her second honor was Big Ten Co-Event Specialist of the Week on Feb. 8 after scoring a 9.925 on floor to take first place overall against Nebraska on Feb. 6. The Peoria, Illinois native has three Big Ten Weekly Honors in her career.
• Freshman Karina Muñoz earned her first Big Ten honor of her career after she was named Co-Big Ten Freshman of the Week on March 12. The New Jersey native posted three 9.900 to set career highs on bars, floor, and vault to earn her second bars and vault title as well as finishing runner-up on floor against No. 22 Southern Utah and San Jose State on March 10.
• Senior Linda Zivat was named Big Ten Tri-Specialists of the Week on Feb. 1 after she posted a 9.975 on vault to earn a new career high, tie for 3rd-best in program history, and take first place overall in the event against No. 18 Minnesota. The honor was the first of her career.
• Junior Adeline Kenlin was named Tri-Big Ten Gymnast of the Week on Jan. 24 after posting a 9.850 or higher on each of her three events when competing against No. 10 Ohio State on Jan. 22. The Iowa City native was the first Hawkeye gymnast to be named Gymnast of the Week since 2017. She has five honors in her career.
• Iowa capped a 196.925 – fifth-best score in program history – to finish second at Big Five on Feb. 24. The Hawkeyes also finished with a 196.900 -sixth-best score in program history – against No. 10 Ohio State on Jan. 22.
• The Hawkeyes logged 45 scores of 9.900 or higher during the 2023 season. JerQuavia Henderson led the team with 16 9.900 or higher scores while eight other GymHawks had at least one, including Adeline Kenlin who finished with 14.
• Iowa posted its highest floor score of the season and the program’s sixth-best score all-time with a 49.450 at the Wasatch Classic.
• Iowa had six gymnasts win event titles this season – JerQuavia Henderson (14), Adelin Kenlin (5), Masalla (1), Muñoz (7), Zivat (5), and Zuhlke (1).
• First Year: Karina Muñoz, Hanna Castillo, Bailey Libby, Kaia Vanney, Emily Erb, Gianna Masella, and Avery Chambers
• Second Year: Haley Tyson, Alexa Ebeling, Alexandra Bradford, and Marissa Rojas
• Third Year: Aubrey Nick, Adeline Kenlin, Kendall LaPlante, Kareena McSweeny, and Allison Zuhlke
• Fourth Year: JerQuavia Henderson, Elinor Rogers, and Linda Zivat
IN THE RECORD BOOKS
Seven 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
• JerQuavia Henderson – t8th – 9.925 – Beam
• Marissa Rojas – t8 – 9.925 – Beam
• Karina Muñoz – t8 – 9.925 – Beam
• Aubrey Nick – t10 – 9.900 – Beam
• Linda Zivat – t3th – 9.975 – Vault
• Linda Zivat – t9th – 9.925 – Vault
• JerQuavia Henderson -t9th- 9.925- Vault
• Adeline Kenlin – t15th – 9.900 – Uneven Bars
• Kendall LaPlante- t15th – 9.900 – Uneven Bars
• Karina Muñoz – t15th – 9.900 – Uneven Bars
• Adeline Kenlin – t17 – 39.500 – All-Around
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