Minnesota came in at 31st in the nation with a team GPA of 3.3283.
List of student-athletes with a 3.7 or better GPA grows by 26 percent
Student-Athletes Log More Than 12,000 Volunteer Hours during 2011-12
Dusti Russell was tagged as the team's Most Valuable Performer for the 2012 season.
Seniors Lucy Ennis and Briana Jones have collected three Academic All-Big Ten honors each.
Named Academic All-Big Ten performed on uneven bars most meets and also competed on vault and beam claimed first place on bars twice sat out the first two meets with minor back pains made season debut versus Michigan (1/21) with a score of 9.750 on bars tied for first on bars with a 9.800 against Penn State (1/28) made season debut on vault with a 9.725 versus Nebraska (2/18) grabbed first place and posted a season-best score on bars with a 9.850 at Best of Minnesota (2/11) competed on vault, bars and beam on Senior Night against Iowa State (3/10) tied career-high vault score of 9.875 in Denver (3/17) and helped the team acquire a season-best bars score of 49.075 scored a 9.800 or better on the uneven bars in seven of the 12 meets she competed in received her fourth letter.
Was named Academic All-Big Ten Won three uneven bar titles and one vault title Averaged 9.666 on vault, 9.581 on bars, and 9.558 on floor this season Earned 9.725 for her floor routine on Jan. 8 in the Big Ten season opener at Ohio State Posted 9.725 on vault, 9.600 on beam, and a career-high 9.800 on floor against Iowa on Jan. 15 On Jan. 22, she scored 9.725 on vault and 8.950 on floor exercise Earned a mark of 9.850 on vault, which tied with Kayla Slechta for the event win, against Air Force on Jan. 29, while also earning 9.425 for her floor routine Made her way back into the bars lineup at Illinois where she set a career-best 9.875 for her routine and tied to win the event Also earned 9.700 on vault and 9.750 on floor against the Illini Placed second on vault with a career-best 9.875 and tied for first on bars (9.850) at the Best of Minnesota Meet on Feb. 12, while also scoring 9.700 for her floor routine Took the first place title on bars against Iowa State with a 9.850 routine Also earned a 9.650 on vault against the Cyclones Scored 9.175 on vault and 9.200 on bars against Cal State Fullerton Earned a 9.500 for her vault and 9.800 on her floor routine against UCLA on Feb. 27 Tallied marks of 9.725 on vault and 8.850 on bars at Iowa State on Mar. 4 Added 9.725 on vault and 9.600 on bars to help the team capture a win over NC State on senior night (Mar. 12) Posted scores of 9.675 on vault and 9.625 on bars at the Big Ten Championships hosted at home on Mar. 19 Earned scores of 9.725 on vault and bars events at the NCAA Regional Meet in Ann Arbor, Mich. on Apr. 2 Tied for the second-highest vault score on the team and was the only Gopher other than Kayla Slechta to win a title in the event Also ranks in a tie for the second-highest score in uneven bars Finished the season ranked at No. 33 in the Big Ten Conference and No. 203 in the nation on vault Also ranked as No. 42 in the Big Ten Conference and No. 380 in the nation for floor exercise and on uneven bars at No. 42 in the conference and No. 265 in the nation.
An all around competitor at three meets Earned a 39.075 in her first all around performance, becoming one of only two gymnasts in Gopher history to score over 39 in her first all around performance Vaulted in 14 meets, and carried the team's best average score on vault (9.750) The team's top scorer on vault at seven meets this season, including the Big Ten Championship A bars competitor in all 14 meets, earning her season-high score of 9.825 at Iowa Competed on floor in seven meets, earning her personal-best score of 9.775 twice A beam performer at three meets, earning her best score of 9.750 at Iowa A letterwinner Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors.
Competed on vault in every meet, and also competed on bars and floor in the later portion of the season The only member of the freshman class to compete regularly in 2009 Tied for second place on bars against Northern Illinois, scoring a personal-best 9.850 Had season-average scores of 9.658 on vault, 9.468 on bars, and 9.520 on floor Had a perfect 4.0 GPA for fall semester.
Trained at Twin City Twisters with coaches Mike Hunger and Sami Wozney A three-time qualifier to the Junior Olympic Level 10 National Championship, earning trips to the national meet in both 2006, 2007 and 2008 Had four top-15 finishes at the 2008 J.O. National Championship, including top-10 finishes in the all around and bars placed seventh in the all around and on bars Came in 11th on beam, 15th on vault and 22nd on floor Finished second on vault, third on bars, fourth on beam, seventh on floor and second in the all-around with a 37.425 at the 2008 regional championship At the 2008 Minnesota state J.O. meet, she won the all around title with a score of 38.90, and was the beam champion with a score of 9.65 Also placed in the top three on bars and floor at the 2008 state meet In 2007, she took first place on vault and bars at the Level 10 regional meet, while finishing third in the all around and on the floor, and fourth on beam She moved on to the national meet, where she had two top-10 finishes, coming in seventh on the bars and ninth in the all around Finished among the top 20 in every event at the 2007 J.O. Nationals, placing 15th on vault, 17th on beam, and 19th on floor In 2006, she finished third on vault and beam, fourth in the all around, and fifth on bars at the Level 10 regionals Advanced to the 2006 Level 10 national competition, where she came in 11th on bars and 15th on beam.
A 2008 graduate of Trinity School at River Ridge in Bloomington, Minn. Received the Trinity at River Ridge Academic Award in 2007 The daughter of Jim and Sally Ennis.
Member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee:
What community service projects have you been involved in this year?
Hope Day, Clinic for Special Olympics
Are you a SAAC representative? If so, for how many years?
I am a rep. This is my third year.
What is your favorite part about SAAC?
I enjoy SAAC because I get to work with other student-athletes to improve the athletic department, organize and participate in community service activities and partake in professional development opportunities.
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Minnesota women’s gymnastics welcomes eight fresh faces to their roster this season, including Ryan Stach.