Gymnastics Drops Dual Meet To UW-Stout, Scores 183.000

Posted on February 24th, 2017 by


ST. PETER, Minn. – The Gustavus gymnastics team competed in a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference dual meet Friday against the University of Wisconsin-Stout and came out on the short side of a 185.350-183.000 decision. Alex Kopp (Sr., Wayzata, Minn.) and Amanda Malo (So., Greenwood, Minn.) highlighted the Gusties performance with a pair of first place finishes. Koop took first on the vault with a score of 9.500, while Malo took first in the all-around at 36.700. The all-around first place finish is the first of Malo’s young career.

“It wasn’t the complete meet that we wanted, but shows the improvements we’re making and how far the team has come,” Head Coach Aryn DeGrood said.

Gustavus scored 46.825 on floor, 45.925 on vault, 45.550 on bars, and 44.700 on beam.

“Vault was an overall solid event,” DeGrood said. “Bars was solid today with just small little detail errors that come with the adrenaline of a meet. They’re getting more and more solid as the season goes. Beam is still our shakiest event. We have been pounding out the numbers and learning to build confidence and hopefully that will translate at the U of M to an awesome showing. Floor was once against out top event and has really become out strength. The team is working so hard on the performance of their routines and it’s really paying off.

Sam Ardy (So., Thousand Oaks, Calif.) took second on the balance beam with a career-high score of 9.475. Emily Anderson (Jr., Mendota Heights, Minn.) also took home a silver with a 9.600 on floor. Kopp took third in the all-around with a total of 36.325. Lauren Kershner (Sr., Marine, Ill.) took fifth in the all-around at 36.175.

Gustavus next competes at the Best of Minnesota at 2 p.m. Sunday, hosted by the University of Minnesota.


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