University of Iowa Athletics

Karina Muñoz

Class Jr.
Hometown East Brunswick, N.J.
High School East Brunswick
Karina Muñoz - Women's Gymnastics - University of Iowa Athletics


  • Competed in all 12 meets, including six all-arounds.
  • Captured 14 event titles and 30 top-three finishes
  • Tied for second in program history on bars scoring a career-high 9.950 at Big Five (2/24)
  • Tied for ninth in program history on beam scoring a 9.925 for the second and third time in her career at Sacramento State (3/3) and Kidney Care Gymnastics Championships (3/16)
  • Tied for eighth in program history in the all-around scoring a 39.575 (career-high) at the Kidney Care Gymnastics Championships (3/16)
  • Made her 2024 all-around debut in her home state of New Jersey bringing home the all-around title scoring 39.400 (2/9)
  • Scored a 9.900 or higher 11 times throughout the season.
  • Matched two career-highs at the Kidney Care Gymnastics Championships scoring a 9.900 on vault and a 9.925 on beam (3/16)
  • Earned first team all-Big Ten honors
  • NCAA Regional qualified in the all-around with an NQS of 39.470
  • Scored a 38.750 at the California NCAA Regional (3/30)
  • Finished the season ranked sixth in the Big Ten and 28th nationally for all-around
  • 2024 Big Ten Gymnast to Watch
  • Letterwinner


  • Competed in all 12 meets, including three all-arounds.
  • Captured seven event titles and 13 top-three finishes.
  • Ties for 15th best in program history on uneven bars (9.900).
  • Scored a 9.800 or higher in all 12 vault events, eight 9.800 or higher on bars and six 9.800 or higher on floor.
  • Scored a career-best 9.925 on balance beam at Nebraska (2/6), tying for first place.
  • Made her all-around debut at Nebraska (2/6), placing first in the event, tied for first on beam and vault, and placed third on floor.
  • Scored three 9.900 at Southern Utah (3/10), tying for first place on vault and bars and placed second on floor.
  • Co-Big Ten Freshman of the Week on March 12.
  • Was the only freshman and one of two gymnasts to compete in all-around this season.
  • Finished tied for 21st on vault and tied for 23rd on bars in the final Big Ten rankings.
  • Letterwinner

High School

  • 2022 Level 10 DP National Qualifier
  • 2022 Level 10 Regionals: fourth on all around, third on bars, and finished sixth on floor
  • 2022 Level 10 NJ States: all around, vault, bars, and beam champion and finished fourth on floor. Broke a State 27-year-old record on bars (9.80).
  • 2022 Level 10 Fantasia Classic: vault and floor champion, second on all around and placed third on beam
  • 2022 Level 10 Star Struck Invitational: all around, vault and beam champion, second on bars, and finished third on floor
  • 2022 Level 10 Brestyan’s Invitational: vault champion and finished second on all around and on bars
  • 2021 Level 10 Christmas on the Chesapeake: Scored a 10.00 on vault to be crowned champion, as well as all around, beam, and floor champion, and placed second  on bars
  • 2021 Junior Olympic National: seventh on vault & beam and finished twelfth on all-around
  • 2021 Level 10 Regionals: vault champion, seventh on floor, and placed eighth on all-around
  • 2021 Level 10 NJ State: all-around, vault, bars & beam champion and second on floor
  • 2020 Level 10 NJ State Qualifier (COVID-19)
  • 2019 Junior Olympic vault champion
  • 2019 level 10 regionals: vault champion, fourth on all-around, and placed sixth on bars
  • 2019 Level 10 NJ State: vault champion, finished fourth on all-around and floor and placed sixth on bars
  • 2018 Level 10 Regionals vault champion


  • Born February 7, 2004
  • Daughter of Cisco and Diana Muñoz
  • Has one sibling, Natalia
  • Club Coaches were Toni Borden and Sonny Smoljan
  • Majoring in communication studies

Career Bests 

Event Score Opponent Date
Vault 9.900 3x, last at Kidney Care Gymnastics Championships 3/16/24
Bars 9.950 at Big 5 2/24/24
Beam 9.925 3x, last at Kidney Care Gymnastics Championships 3/16/24
Floor 9.900 2x, last at Sacramento State 3/3/24
All-Around 39.575 at Kidney Care Gymnastics Championships 3/16/24