Kenlin and Muñoz Named Big Ten Gymnasts to Watch

IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa women’s gymnastics team senior Adeline Kenlin and sophomore Karina Muñoz were named Big Ten Gymnasts to Watch. The GymHawks have been picked to finish fourth in the Big Ten Preseason Poll, it was announced Wednesday by the conference office.

Kenlin captured five event titles and 16 top-three finishes in the 2023 season. The Iowa City native, was the runner-up at the Big Ten Championships on beam. She earned second team all-Big Ten honors and was named to the Big Ten All-Championship team. Kenlin finished second on the team with 14 scores of 9.900 or higher.

Muñoz is coming off an amazing season where she was the only Hawkeye freshmen to compete in the all-around. The New Jersey native captured seven event titles and 13 top-three finishes. She scored a 9.800 or higher on every vault. Muñoz was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week on March 12.

Defending Big Ten champion Michigan was voted the preseason favorite, followed by Michigan State, Ohio State, and Iowa.

The GymHawks open the regular season on January 12 at home in Xtream Arena. They welcome in Pac-12 opponent Washington at 6:30 p.m. CT.