The Gustavus gymnastics team dropped a WIAC dual meet 189.100-178.750 to UW-Whitewater on Saturday evening. The loss moves the Gusties to 1-3 in dual meets, while the Warhawks improve to 2-1.
The Gustavus gymnastics team has a tough task Saturday as it faces off against national powerhouse UW-Whitewater in a dual meet. The meet begins at 4 p.m. against the Warhawks, who have won the NCGA Championship three of the past four years. Gustavus is most recently coming off a 179.675-179.625 defeat at UW-Stout last Friday, while UW-Whitewater lost last Friday 193.900-189.175 at Southeast Missouri State.
Junior gymnast Alex Kopp (Long Lake, Minn.) and senior men’s basketball player Gary Cooper (Detroit, Mich.) have been selected as the Gustavus Adolphus College January Female and Male Student-Athletes-of-the-Month, presented by Thrivent Financial and voted on by the Gustavus Sports Information Department.
In a sport that involves so much scoring, its hard to imagine losing by five one-hundredths of point, but the Gustavus gymnastics team came out on the short end of a 179.675-179.625 decision Friday evening against the University of Wisconsin-Stout, moving to 1-2 in WIAC dual meets this season.
The Gustavus gymnastics team is set to take on UW-Stout at 6 p.m. Friday in Menomonie, Wis. for a dual meet. The Gusties are coming off a 180.775-180.200 victory over Winona State last Tuesday in St. Peter. Gustavus's score against Winona State was the highest in 12 years and first dual victory since 2013.
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.