4 GymHawks Selected for NCAA Regionals

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Three University of Iowa gymnasts have been selected to compete in the 2024 NCAA Regionals, it was announced Monday morning during the 2023 NCAA Selection Show.

Junior Ilka Juk and sophomores Emily Erb, Bailey Libby and Karina Muñoz were selected to represent Iowa at the NCAA California Regional. The GymHawks will compete April 4th-7th at the Walter A. Haas Jr. Pavilion on the campus of University of California, Berkeley.

Juk will compete on beam in regionals for the second time in her career. She has a National Qualifying Score (NQS) of 9.900 and a season-high score of 9.925 on the event. The Vancouver, Canada, native is ranked seventh in the Big Ten on the beam and earned second-team all-Big Ten honors in her first season as a Hawkeye.

Erb will represent the GymHawks on the floor. She has a NQS of 9.895 with a season-high score of 9.950 against Nebraska (2/4). The Flemington, N.J., native competed on the floor at every meet this season where she had three top-three finishes. Erb ranks 20th in the Big Ten on the event.

Libby has a NQS of 9.895 and a season-high of 9.900, which she scored five times throughout the season. She most recently hit a 9.900 at the Big Ten Championships this past weekend where she was named to the all-championship team.

Muñoz has been selected to compete in the all-around at Regionals. She has an NQS of 39.470 and a season-high score of 39.575. The East Brunswick, N.J., native earned first-team all-conference honors this season and won 13 event titles, including three in the all-around. Muñoz ranks sixth in the Big Ten and 28th nationally in the all-around this season.

Head coach Larissa Libby has now led Iowa to 24 consecutive NCAA Regional appearances (as a team and/or individuals) during her Hawkeye tenure. The 2024 season is Libby’s 20th as Iowa’s head coach and 24th overall with the program.

The full release and regional information can be found at ncaa.com.