The National Collegiate Gymnastics Association (NCGA) announced Tuesday eight inductees into the NCGA Division III Gymnastics Hall of Fame and Gustavus alum Rhonda Gorseth Alberts was named a member of the Class of 2017.
Gustavus gymnastics had a spectacular showing at the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association (NCGA) Individual Championship Saturday as two Gusties earned First Team All-America status. Alex Kopp (Sr., Wayzata, Minn.) capped her impressive career with a second place finish on vault, scoring a career-high 9.700, while Sam Ardy (So., Thousand Oaks, Calif.) took fifth on the uneven parallel bars, tying a career-high 9.625.
Gustavus senior gymnasts Lauren Kershner (Marine, Ill.) and Alex Kopp (Wayzata, Minn.) Friday both earned All-America status in the all-around at the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association (NCGA) Championship, hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Kopp took sixth place with a score of 37.325, while Kershner took 10th with a 36.750.
Three Gustavus gymnasts will represent the College this weekend at the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association (NCGA) Championship, hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Sam Ardy (So., Thousand Oaks, Calif.), Lauren Kershner (Sr., Marine, Ill.), and Alex Kopp (Sr., Wayzata, Minn.) qualified for the national meet, marking the first time in Head Coach Aryn DeGrood’s tenure that three Gusties advanced to the NCGA Championship.
The Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Thursday announced Gustavus gymnastics coach Aryn DeGrood as its 2017 Women’s Gymnastics Coach of the Year based on voting conducted by the league coaches. DeGrood has directed the Gusties to a record-setting season as they have tallied six of the program’s all-time top 10 team scores this year alone. She has also coached three gymnasts that have qualified for the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association Championship, which takes place March 31-April 1 at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.
The Gustavus gymnastics team competed in its final meet of the season Friday at the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference/National Collegiate Gymnastics Association West Regional, hosted by Winona State University. The Gusties took seventh of eight teams, scoring 185.625, which is also the third best team score in program history. Gustavus scored 47.625 on floor, 47.050 on vault, 46.475 on bars, and 44.475 on beam.
The Gustavus gymnastics teams has been preparing all season long for this meet and its finally here. The Gusties are set to compete in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference/National Collegiate Gymnastics Association West Regional, which takes place March 17-19 at the host site Winona State University.
Alex Kopp (Sr., Wayzata, Minn.) led Gustavus Adolphus in its regular season finale against UW-La Crosse last Friday, which was also the last home meet at the Sponberg Gymnastics Studio. She placed second on vault with a 9.575, third on bars with a career-high 9.500, sixth on beam with a 9.275, and won the floor exercise with a season-high 9.650. Kopp’s efforts combined for a first place all-around finish with a season-high 38.000.
The Gustavus gymnastics team hosted the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Friday in its final home meet of the season, falling by a score of 188.900-184.725. The Gusties’ total score is the fourth best in program history as they now prepare for the regional qualifier next weekend.
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.