Notes: Hawkeyes Head to Big Five Meet


The University of Iowa women’s gymnastics team will travel to University Park, Pennsylvania for the Big Five Meet hosted by Penn State on Feb. 24. Action inside of the of Rec Hall will begin at 3:30 p.m. and will be broadcasted on B1G Network.


  • Fans can follow along via live results at or via X (@IowaGymnastics).
  • The meet will be broadcast live on the Big Ten Network.


  • The Nittany Lions have gone 5-4 overall and 1-4 in conference competition.
  • Penn State’s Kalea McElligott has been named Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week alongside Iowa’s Eva Volpe.
  • Illinois has gone 7-7 overall and 1-4 in conference competition.
  • The Fighting Illini secured a season-high team score, 196.850, in their most recent competition against Minnesota.
  • Maryland has gone 3-3 overall and 2-3 in conference competition.
  • The Terrapins recently posted season best performances on bars and floor, scoring 49.075 on both against No. 10 Michigan State.
  • Michigan has gone 5-4 overall and 4-1 in conference competition.
  • The Wolverine’s Sierra Brooks was named the Big Ten’s top gymnast for the third straight week and fourth time this season.


  • The GymHawks celebrated Senior Night in Carver-Hawkeye Arena in its last home meet, falling to Ohio State 197.125-196.075.
  • Iowa secured the rotation win on the floor (49.400).
  • Five Hawkeyes secured spots in the top three on the night.
  • Sophomores Karina Muñoz and Alyse Karenbauer each took a share of second place on floor, both hitting near-perfect routines.
  • Muñoz tied for first overall on beam and junior Ilka Juk landed in third on the apparatus. Muñoz took second place in the all-around.
  • Muñoz bettered her career best all-around score with a 39.424.