Gymnastics Hosts UW-La Crosse For Senior Night

Posted on March 10th, 2017 by

ST. PETER, Minn. – The Gustavus gymnastics team hosts its final home meet of the season at 6:30 p.m. tonight, taking on the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference dual. The Gusties enter the meet with a 2-12 overall record and 2-3 mark in the WIAC, while the Eagles are the top team in the league at 6-0 and 7-2 overall.


For more information on Gustavus gymnastics, please view the meet notes here.

As is tradition at Gustavus, the final home meet of the regular season is designated as Senior Night and a special tribute is made to the individuals who have dedicated themselves to Gustavus gymnastics the past four years. This year, the athletics department, Head Coach Aryn DeGrood, parents, and fans salute the four student-athletes who have represented the gymnastics program with pride and class throughout their collegiate careers. Student-athletes honored tonight for their years of commitment include Lauren Kershner (Marine, Ill.), Alex Kopp (Wayzata, Minn.), Jaimie Niedermayer (New Prague, Minn.), and Jessica Niedermayer (New Prague, Minn.).



Last time out: The Gustavus gymnastics team took third at the Blugold Invite last Friday, hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. The Gusties posted a team score of 184.750, which is third best in school history, while host UW-Eau Claire won the meet at 186.300 – UW-Stout took second at 185.175.

Kershner highlighted the meet for the Gusties with a first place finish on the beam, scoring a career-high 9.675, which stands as the third best beam score in program history. Kershner finished with an all-around total of 36.750 for third place.

Amanda Malo (So., Greenwood, Minn.) had a consistent night across the board, totaling 36.800 in the all-around for a second place finish. She scored 9.200 on vault, 9.050 on bars, 9.200 on beam, and 9.350 on floor.

Sam Ardy (So., Thousand Oaks, Calif.) also provided a solid performance for the Gusties. Ardy took second on both the vault and bars with scores of 9.550 (season-high) and 9.475, respectively.

Despite falling on beam, Kopp was impressive in the other three events, tallying 9.500 on vault, 9.350 on bars, and 9.450 on floor with an all-around score of 36.150.

As a team, the Gusties scored 47.150 on floor, 46.475 on bars, 46.400 on beam (season high), and 46.275 on vault.


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