The Gustavus gymnastics team has been preparing all season for this moment and the moment is almost here. The Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC)/National Collegiate Gymnastics Association (NCGA) West Regional begins at 6:20 p.m. Friday at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse’s Mitchell Hall.
Sam Ardy (Fy., Thousand Oaks, Calif.) scored career highs on the uneven bars and vault helping Gustavus to a third-place finish at the Best of Minnesota and season high scores. For her performance, Ardy has been named Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Gymnastics Specialist of the Week.
The regular season for the Gustavus gymnastics team ended on a high note Saturday, as it tallied the second best team score in program history at the Best of Minnesota Meet, hosted by the University of Minnesota. The Gusties tied for third place out of four teams with a season-high score of 184.300. The host Gophers took first with a score of 196.200, while Winona State took second at 184.825, and Hamline tied the Gusties at 184.300.
The Gustavus gymnastics team has its final tune-up before next week's WIAC Championships/NCGA Regional as it participates in the Best of Minnesota meet Saturday, hosted by the University of Minnesota. The meet begins at 4 p.m. and is held at the Sports Pavilion. Participating teams include Gustavus, Hamline, University of Minnesota, and Winona State.
The Gustavus gymnastics team competed in its final home dual meet of the season at Sponberg Gymnastics Studio on Friday night, coming away with a 183.875-181.950 loss to UW-Eau Claire. The loss drops the Gusties to 2-5 in WIAC duals, while the Blugolds improve to 3-0.
The Gustavus gymnastics team is set to host the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire at 6:30 p.m. tonight in a WIAC dual meet. The Gusties are 2-4 in duals this season, while the Blugolds are 2-0.
After posting steady team scores between 178-180 in its last three meets, the Gustavus gymnastics team broke out Sunday for a 183.400-181.725 victory over Hamline University, tying the third highest team score in program history. The Gusties posted season-high scores on the bars (44.875), beam (46.275) and floor (46.075) to improve to 2-4 in WIAC dual meets this season.
The Gustavus gymnastics team dropped a dual meet at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse on Friday evening by the score of 179.475-188.250. The loss drops to the Gusties to 1-4 in WIAC dual meets this season, while the Eagles improve to a league-leading 4-0.
The Gustavus gymnastics team is set to take on the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse at 6:30 p.m. tonight in a dual meet. The Gusties are 1-3 in dual meets this season, while the Eagles have won five of six meets this year, including a first place finish at the 35th Annual Gershon/McLellan Invitation last Friday in La Crosse, Wis.
Gustavus gymnast Alex Kopp (Jr., Wayzata, Minn.) has earned Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Gymnastics All-Around Athlete of the Week honors for the second time this season after posting a career-high score in a dual meet against UW-Whitewater last Saturday. Kopp led the Golden Gusties on each event, finishing with a career-high in the all-around, bars and balance beam. Kopp placed seventh on bars with a 9.125. On the balance beam, her 9.525 earned her a second-place finish on the event and the 14th-highest mark all-time for Gustavus. In the all-around, Kopp complied a 37.425, the ninth-best all-around score by a gymnast in program history.