Minnesota finished fourth at NCAA Auburn Regional
Minnesota will compete at the Auburn University NCAA Regional on Saturday, April 4.
Minnesota finished sixth at the 2015 Big Ten Championships in Ann Arbor on Saturday
Minnesota will compete in the afternoon session of the Big Ten Championships on Saturday
Junior Lindsay Mable and senior Cierra Tomson were honored by the conference on Tuesday
The Gophers claimed a share of the Big Ten regular season title with a win over Ohio State.
Highlights from Minnesota's meet against Illinois at the Sports Pavilion.
Cierra Tomson competes on the beam, vault and floor in the team's first simulation meet.
Highlights of Minnesota's meet against Michigan at the Sports Pavilion.
2014 • Junior Season: Competed in 13 meets with 11 all-around appearances • Second Team All-Big Ten • had five event wins, including four on the uneven parallel bars • won the all around against Washington with a career-best 39.375 score including a career-high 9.850 on the balance beam (Jan. 13) • matched her 39.375 score against Iowa State, helping guide the Gophers to their highest team score ever at the Sports Pavilion, a 197.250 (March 1) • posted a career-best 9.925 on bars when the Gophers hosted the Cyclones (March 1) • tied a career-high with a 9.900 vault at Texas Woman's (March 9) • scored the best floor exercise score of her career with a 9.900 in Minnesota's first meet of the year (Jan. 11) and tied the mark twice (Jan. 25 and March 9) • Academic All-Big Ten.
2013 • Sophomore Season: Competed in all 14 meets for the season and was named to the Academic All-Big Ten team • shared Mariam Award, which is given to the gymnast who does everything possible to be the best gymnast and person she can be • recorded career-high on vault of 9.900 to tie for first place against Illinois (Feb. 9) • led Gophers and tied career-high with 9.900 on bars to help Gophers achieve their second-high total on bars for the season against Ohio State • scored 9.800 on floor at Big Ten Championships helping Minnesota finish with a solid score of 49.225 • at NCAA Qualifier, finished with score of 9.850 on bars.
2012 • Freshman Season: Performed in the all around every meet except for two • claimed one first place on bars • made career debut by tying for first on bars with a 9.800 and posting a season-best floor score of 9.850 against Ohio State (Jan. 7) • recorded her personal-best beam routine of 9.775 at Iowa (Feb. 24) while helping the Gophers notch a season-best score of 49.000 • matched career-best beam score of 9.775 at Arkansas (March 2) • scored a 9.750 and assisted Minnesota in scoring a season-high 49.325 on floor against Iowa State (March 10) • posted career-highs on vault (9.850), bars (9.850), and all around 39.250) while helping the Gophers notch a season-high bars score of 49.075 at Denver (March 17) • tied personal-best vault score of 9.850 at the Big Ten Championships (March 24) • named Minnesota's Freshman of the Year • received first letter.
High School/Club: A 2011 graduate of Seacoast Christian Academy in Jacksonville, Fla. • Trained at Gymnastics Unlimited under coaches Lisa Beadle and Michelle Aspinwall She is a five-time Junior Olympic Regional qualifier and a two-time national championship qualifier (2008, 2011) • At 2011 nationals, she tied for sixth on vault and came in 19th in the all around competition • At the J.O. Regional Championship, she tied for third place in the all-around, was fifth on bars, seventh on vault and beam, and ninth on floor • Did not compete in 2010 due to an injury • In 2009, she was the all around champion at the Florida State Championship • Won three titles (all around, floor, vault) and was the runner-up on bars and beam at the 2009 Gasparilla Invitational • At the J.O. National Championship in 2008, she placed 13th on bars, 19th on floor and 15th in the all around • Finished second in the all around at regionals in 2008 • At the 2008 state meet, she finished second in the all around and was the vault champion • Won three titles (all around, floor, vault) at the 2008 Gasparilla Invitational • Recorded highest all around score in the junior division at the 2008 Sand Dollar Invitational.
Personal: Member of the National Honor Society • held a perfect 4.0 grade point average throughout high school • she is the first student from her high school to earn a collegiate athletic scholarship in any sport • the daughter of Michael Tomson and Barbara Jones • Has a younger sister, Desi • plans to major in finance at the University of Minnesota.
|Cierra Tomson's Season Highs (As of 7/27/15)|
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