Dusti Russell was tagged as the team's Most Valuable Performer for the 2012 season.
Senior Amber Hammerschmidt earned All-Championship Team honors with her career-best beam score of 9.850.
Minnesota has tallied a 196.000 or better in four meets this season, which is the most since 2004.
Minnesota posted season-best scores on vault and bars to claim the crown Saturday night.
The Gophers are coming off of one their best performances of the year, which was a 196.125 versus Iowa State.
Named to the All-Big Ten team for her performance on beam served as a balance beam and floor exercise specialist second highest beam average on the team helped the Gophers score a team-high score of 49.000 on beam at Iowa (2/24) notched a career-high score of 9.850 at the Big Ten Championships (3/24) and was named All-Big Ten honored with Minnesota's annual Marian Award received her third letter.
Competed on the balance beam in all but two meets this season and averaged 9.585 on the event Competed on floor exercise six times Earned a 9.600 on beam against Ohio State in the Big Ten season opener on Jan. 8 Scored 9.050 on beam against Air Force on Jan. 29 Earned a 9.725 at Illinois on the balance beam Improved her career-best on the event to 9.775 at the Best of Minnesota Meet on Feb. 12 and repeated the score against Iowa State the following weekend Made her season floor debut against the Cyclones and scored 9.650 for her routine Posted 9.700 on beam against Cal State Fullerton on Feb. 25 Competed in both events on Feb. 27 against UCLA and tallied scores of 9.050 on beam and 9.600 on floor Earned 9.750 for both routines at Iowa State on Mar. 4 Added 9.750 on beam and 9.850 on floor to the team total to help in the senior night victory over NC State on Mar. 12 Saw marks of 9.675 for her beam routine and 9.775 for her floor routine at the Big Ten Championships on Mar. 19 Tallied scores of 9.050 on beam and 9.750 on floor on Apr. 2 at the NCAA Regional Meet in Ann Arbor, Mich. Ranked among the Big Ten at No. 27 and nationally at No. 151 on balance beam.
Competed on floor in 13 of 14 meets, earning her best score of 9.775 vs. Illinois Has an average floor score of 9.681, third-best on the team A regular beam competitor in the second half of the season Earned her season-best beam score of 9.750 three times letterwinner.
2009 Season (at Arizona State):
Competed on beam in nine meets, earning her best score of 9.800 twice Also competed on bars in one meet.
Competed on the club team, Twin City Twisters Was a 2005 and 2006 Level 10 Junior Olympics National qualifier Named 2006 Minnesota Junior Olympic Athlete of the Year
A 2008 graduate of Rosemount High School Majoring in Kinesiology Daughter of Andy and Brenda Hammerschmidt Has one sister named Ashley (21) Was born on August 29, 1990.
Fresh Faces: Paige Williams
Minnesota women’s gymnastics welcomes eight fresh faces to their roster this season, including Paige Williams.
Fresh Faces: Casey Betts
Minnesota women’s gymnastics welcomes eight fresh faces to their roster this season, including Casey Betts.
Fresh Faces: Ryan Stach
Minnesota women’s gymnastics welcomes eight fresh faces to their roster this season, including Ryan Stach.