Notes: GymHawks to Compete at Big Ten Championships


The University of Iowa women’s gymnastics team will travel to East Lansing, Mich. on Saturday, March 23 for the Big Ten Championships. The Hawkeyes will compete is session number one against Illinois, Nebraska, Penn State, Maryland, and Rutgers. Action inside of the Jenison Field House will begin at 11 a.m. CT. 


• Both sessions at the championships will be broadcast on Big Ten Network with Olivia Karas and Dean Linke on the call. 

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


• Illinois has gone 16-12 overall and 4-5 in conference competition this season. 

• Nebraska has gone 11-9 overall and 4-5 in conference competition this season. 

• Penn State has gone 15-8 overall and 4-6 in conference competition this season. 

• Maryland has gone 13-7 overall and 2-7 in conference competition this season. 

• Rutgers have gone 12-15 overall and 0-9 in conference competition this season. 


• The GymHawks posted a season high score of 196.525 at the Kidney Care Women’s Gymnastics Championships, finishing third overall. 

• No. 19 Georgia finished in first place followed by No. 23 Maryland. The GymHawks finished in front of Pitt and Talladega. 

• The Hawkeyes earned six 9.900+ scores on the day, three coming from sophomore Karina Muñoz. Muñoz finished second in the all-around with a career high 39.575. 

• Sophomore Emily Erb had a second-place finish on floor, her third top-three finish of the season on the event. 


• Sophomore Karina Muñoz and junior Ilka Juk earned All-Big Ten honors. Muñoz earned first-team honors and Juk was named to the second team. 

• Muñoz won 14 event titles and posted 30 top-three finishes this season. She competed in the all-around in each of the last six meets and took home three titles. She posted 11 scores of a 9.900 or higher this season. 

• Muñoz has a NQS of 9.905 on beam. She ranks 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 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.