Notes: Hawkeyes Travel to Rutgers

 THIS WEEK 

The 29th-ranked University of Iowa women’s gymnastics team will travel to Piscataway, New Jersey, to face No. 44 Rutgers inside of Jersey Mikes Arena on Friday, Feb. 9 at 6:00 p.m. (CT). 

FOLLOW LIVE 

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

• The meet will be streamed live on B1G+ (subscription required). 

PREVIEWING THE RUTGERS 

• Head coach Umme Salim-Beasley is in her sixth season leading the Rutgers. 

• This will be the third meeting between Iowa and Rutgers under Coach Libby. 

• Rutgers have gone 3-6 overall and 0-3 in conference competition to start the 2024 season. 

• In their home opener, the Rutgers January Quad, Rutgers placed second defeating Southern Connecticut State and Utica. 

• Rutgers scored a season-high team score of 195.850 in their recent competition against Penn State. 

• The Scarlet Knights have fallen to No. 23 Maryland, Penn State and No. 24 Illinois in their Big Ten matchups this season. 

LAST TIME OUT 

• The GymHawks fell short to No. 26 Nebraska, 195.725-196.500. 

• Emily Erb and Bailey Libby both hit near-perfect routines on floor. Erb captured the event title with a career-high 9.950 and Libby tied for second with a 9.900, matching her career best. 

• Karina Muñoz took second overall on vault and tied with Gianna Masella for second place on bars. 

• Alexa Ebeling secured a spot in the top two in the beam rotation scoring a 9.850. 

• Reigning Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week, Eva Volpe once again bettered her career best in the all-around, posting a 39.200.