Women’s Gymnastics Team Will Compete At WIAC Championships This Saturday

Posted on March 7th, 2008 by

Laura Hansen is the Gusties top performer on the bars and beam.

Laura Hansen is the Gusties top performer on the bars and beam.


Christine Askham is the Gusties top performer on the floor exercise.

Christine Askham is the Gusties top performer on the floor exercise.


Aryn Bell is the Gusties top performer on the vault.

Aryn Bell is the Gusties top performer on the vault.

The Gustavus women’s gymnastics team will take part in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships on Saturday at 2:00 pm at Hamline University. The top three team finishers at the conference meet qualify for the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association Championships which will take place March 28-29 at Cortland State University in Cortland, New York.

The Gusties enter the meet with an average team score of 173.96 through eight meets. Gustavus’ top score of the season is 178.60 at the Best of Minnesota Invitational hosted by the University of Minnesota. Coach Kris Glidden’s squad has dual meet wins over UW-Eau Claire, Winona State, and UW-Oshkosh all of whom will be at the WIAC Championships. Eight teams will take part in the meet including Gustavus, Hamline, UW-Eau Claire, UW-La Crosse, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Stout, UW-Whitewater, and Winona State.

Key contributors for the Gusties in each event this season have been:

Vault
Danielle Berg (Season high of 9.20)
Aryn Bell (Season high of 9.275)
Christine Askham (Season high of 9.175)
Melanie Deutsch (Season high of 9.025)

Uneven Parallel Bars
Laura Hansen (Season high of 9.325)
Christine Askham (Season high of 9.075)

Balance Beam
Laurel Urquhart (Season high of 9.125)
Laura Hansen (Season high of 9.025)
Jaime Tsurasaki (Season high of 8.95)

Floor Exercise
Christine Askham (Season high of 9.40)
Jennifer Berglund (Season high of 9.25)
Jaime Tsurasaki (Season high of 9.025)

WIAC Championships Website

 

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