Samantha Opsahl Takes Home WIAC Gymnastics Specialist Of The Week Honors

Posted on January 29th, 2013 by

Samantha Opsahl took home WIAC Athlete of the Week honors for her performance on the beam this past weekend.

St. Peter, Minn. – Gustavus Adolphus senior gymnast Samantha Opsahl (Forest Lake, Minn.) has been recognized as the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Gymnastics Specialist-of-the-Week for her showing at the John Zuerlein Invitational held Friday, Jan. 25 at the Johnson Fieldhouse on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Stout.  Opsahl turned in Gustavus’ top performance of the season in the third place team finish at the meet.

Opsahl made her mark on the balance-beam, scoring a season-best 9.450 to take the top spot on the podium.  Her performance was Gustavus’ first individual win of the season and the Forest Lake native’s best beam routine since scoring a 9.475 on Feb. 3, 2012 at the Gershon/McLellan Invitational.  Along with her first place finish on the beam, the senior also placed fourth on the floor exercise with a score of 9.200.

Opsahl and the rest of the Gustavus gymnastics team will be back on the mat Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3 in a dual meet against Winona State set to take place at 1:00 p.m. in Winona, Minn.

WIAC Release


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  1. Paul Borg says:

    Atta girl, Samantha. The eyes of Olalla, Washington, are on you!