Muñoz and Juk Earn All-Big Ten Honors

IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa sophomore Karina Muñoz and junior Ilka Juk have earned All-Big Ten honors, announced by the conference office on Wednesday.  Muñoz earned first-team honors and Juk was named to the second team.

Muñoz earned the distinction after winning 14 event titles and posting 30 top-three finishes in the regular season. She competed in the all-around for the Hawkeyes in each of the last six meets and took home three titles. The sophomore has posted 11 scores of a 9.900 or higher this season.

The East Brunswick, N.J., native set career-highs on every apparatus this season. She is tied for second in the Iowa record books posting a 9.950 on bars at the Big Five meet this season. At the Kidney Care Women’s Gymnastics Championship in Nashville, she posted a 39.575 in the all-around which is tied for eighth all-time at Iowa.

Muñoz has a national qualifying score (NQS) of 9.905 on beam. She is ranked third in the Big Ten and 35th nationally in the event. She is ranked sixth in the conference and 27th nationally for the all-around with an NQS of 39.470.

Juk earned second-team honors in her first season as a Hawkeye. She posted a season-high, 9.925, at the Big Five and in Nashville. That score put her in the Iowa record books, tied for ninth in school history.

The Vancouver, Canada, native has a NQS of 9.900 and ranks sixth in the Big Ten on the event. Juk had five scores of 9.900 or above on the beam. Juk has also competed on bars at every meet this season with a season average of 9.770, and a season-high of 9.825.

The GymHawks return to action on Saturday at the Jenison Field House in East Lansing, Mich. for the Big Ten Championships. Iowa will compete in session I with Illinois, Maryland, Nebraska, Penn State and Rutgers. The meet begins at 11 a.m. CT and will be broadcast on the Big Ten Network.