Gustavus Adolphus College gymnast Alex Kopp (Jr., Wayzata, Minn.) has earned WIAC Gymnastics Athlete of the Week honors for the second consecutive week, as she was named Specialist of the Week on Tuesday by the conference office. Kopp led Gustavus to its first victory since 2013 last Tuesday in a 180.775-180.2 dual victory over Winona State University.
Gustavus gymnast Alex Kopp (Jr., Wayzata, Minn.) has been named the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Gymnastics All-Around Athlete of the Week for her performance last Saturday in Winona, Minn. Kopp placed first out of nine all-around competitors to win the first annual Brooke Baures Memorial "Smile On" Invitational against host Winona State, UW-Whitewater and UW-Stout. She placed first with a career high 37.350.
The Gustavus gymnastics team defeated Winona State 180.775-180.200 on Tuesday night, marking its first victory since 2013 and its highest score since 2004 when the Gusties totaled 187.425 at the NCGA Nationals. For the second meet in a row, Alex Kopp (Jr., Wayzata, Minn.) won the all-around as she scored a 37.150. Kopp took first place in three of four events, scoring a 9.550 on the vault, 9.425 on the balance beam, and a 9.475 on the floor.
Gustavus gymnast Jessica Niedermayer (Jr., New Prague, Minn.) and Head Coach Aryn Bell joined the voice of the Golden Gusties Tom Wheeler on Saturday morning for the Gustie Spotlight, which aired on AM 860 KNUJ.
The Gustavus gymnastics team is set to host its second dual meet of the season Tuesday at the Sponberg Gymnastics Studio. The Gusties welcome Winona State University for a 6 p.m. meet, just three days after competing against each other at the Brooke Baures “Smile On” Invite in Winona, Minn. Gustavus took fourth of four teams with a score of 177.500, while the host Warriors took second with a score of 184.325. After two meets this season, Gustavus is off to its best start since the 2004 campaign.
The Gustavus gymnastics team took fourth place out of four teams at the Brooke Baures “Smile On” Invitational, hosted by Winona State University on Friday. The Gusties posted a team score of 177.500, which is a slight improvement from their first team score of the season last week.
The Gustavus gymnastics team is set to participate in the four-team Brooke Baures "Smile On" Memorial Invite at 6:30 p.m. today in Winona, Minn. The participating teams include Gustavus, Winona State, UW-Stout and UW-Whitewater. Tonight's meet is the first on the road for the Gusties as they were edged by UW-Oshkosh 176.975-176.250 in the home opener last Saturday.
The Gustavus gymnastics team started its 2016 season with an extremely slim loss to the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh on Saturday afternoon by the score of 176.975-176.250.
It is the beginning of a new season and with the fresh start the Gustavus gymnastics team has its eyes set on making big strides forward. The Gusties know they can’t affect the scoring of their opponents in a competitive Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, so they plan on keeping the focus on themselves to improve every day.
2015 was another year filled with conference championships, national tournament appearances and spectacular individual performances both on and off the field of play for Gustavus athletics. Here's a look back at numerous highlight events that occurred throughout the year...