No. 20 Hawkeyes Set to Face Southern Utah and Michigan St.


The 20th-ranked University of Iowa women’s gymnastics team will host Southern Utah on Taylor Swift night inside of Xtream Arena on Friday Jan. 26 at 6:30 p.m. CT. The GymHawks will then travel to East Lansing, Mich. on Sunday to take on the 14th-ranked Spartans at Noon CT on the 28th.


• Fans can follow along via live results at or via Twitter (@IowaGymnastics).

• Both meets will be streamed live on B1G+ (subscription required).


• Head coach Scotty Bauman is in his 33rd season leading the Thunderbirds.

• This will be the sixth meeting between Iowa and Southern Utah under Coach Libby.

• The Thunderbirds opened the season at the Mean Girls Super 16 Meet in Las Vegas, Nevada, where they finished in third place.

  SUU competed in the Best of Utah Meet where they took third place finishing ahead of Utah State.

• Southern Utah recently finished in third in their home opener SUU Tri Meet, falling short to Arizona State and Utah State.


• Head coach Mike Rowe is in his seventh season leading the Spartans.

• This will be the 13th meeting between Iowa and Michigan State under Coach Libby.

• Michigan State opened its season at the Super 16 Meet, defeating No. 6 Michigan and securing third place.

• The Spartans finished in second at Sprouts Farmers Market Collegiate Quad Meet, taking the win over No. 19 BYU and North Carolina State.


• The GymHawks scored a 196.150 in their Big Ten opener at Minnesota.

• Senior Adeline Kenlin and sophomore Gianna Masella were the two leaders on bars

• Kenlin was also the all-around winner on the night.

• Sophomore Karina Muñoz won the meet on beam with an impressive score of 9.900 and tied for the second-place position on vault.

Kenlin and MUÑOZ named b1g gymnasts to watch

• Senior Adeline Kenlin and sophomore Karina Muñoz were named B1G Gymnasts to watch by the conference for the 2024 season.

• 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.


• Adeline Kenlin was named to the 2023 Big Ten Women’s Gymnastics All-Big Ten Second-team.

• This was Kenlin’s third straight season earning All-Big Ten honors.

• 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.


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

• Adeline Kenlin -T-1st- 9.975- Beam

• Marissa Rojas – T-8th – 9.925 – Beam

• Karina Muñoz – T-8th – 9.925 – Beam

• Aubrey Nick – T-10th – 9.900 – Beam

• Adeline Kenlin – T-15th – 9.900 – Uneven Bars

• Kendall LaPlante- T-15th – 9.900 – Uneven Bars

• Karina Muñoz – T-15th – 9.900 – Uneven Bars

• Adeline Kenlin – T-17 – 39.500 – All-Around


  The Hawkeyes have welcomed five newcomers to the team.

  There are four freshmen and one transfer that have joined the GymHawks for the 2024 season.

  Iowa welcomes Olivia Dylnicki, Alyse Karenbauer, Eva Volpe, Katelyn Wiederspahn and Ilka Juk.

  Juk joins the team as a junior after spending her first two seasons at Long Island University.  She is a two-time WCGA Scholastic All-American and qualified for NCAA Regionals in 2023 on beam.


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


The Hawkeyes will return home on Feb. 5 to face Nebraska inside of Xtream Arena. The meet will be streamed on B1G+ and will begin at 6:30 p.m. CT.