Justine Cherwink  
Justine Cherwink


Aledo, Texas

High School:
Aledo HS

Last College:
Texas Woman's University

Denton Gymnastics Academy

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9.750 (March 12, 2011)
9.750 (March 12, 2011)
9.800 (three times, last: Feb. 16, 2013)
9.850 (twice, last: March 22, 2014)

Competed in eight meets on the floor and performed on the balance beam in four meets •named Academic All-Big Ten •set a career-high score on the floor with a 9.850 Feb. 7 against Ohio State and tied that mark at the Big Ten Championships (March 22) •had a season-best beam score of 9.750 at the Big Ten Quad (March 15).

Competed in five meets for the season • named to Academic All-Big Ten team • saw career-best score on uneven bars (9.675), beam (9.800), and floor (9.000) against Michigan State (Feb. 1) • finished tied for seventh on beam against Central Michigan, Michigan and Iowa State (Jan. 26).

Sat out the first 10 meets, due to a torn Achilles • made her 2012 debut at home against Iowa State (March 10) and scored a 9.700 on bars • posted a season-high 9.725 on uneven bars while also helping the Gophers notch a team-high score of 49.075 on the event • received her second letter.

After sitting out most of the season due to an achilles injury, she made her Golden Gopher debut at Iowa State on March 4 where she earned a score of 9.725 on uneven bars • competed on vault and uneven bars against N.C. State on March 12 to post career-high scores of 9.750 on both events • at the Big Ten Championships March 19, she tallied scores of 9.625 on vault and 9.125 on uneven bars • competed for the Gophers on two events at the NCAA Regional Meet in Ann Arbor, Mich. April 2 and tallied scores of 9.725 on vault and 8.750 on uneven bars.

Attended Texas Woman's University in 2009-10 and did not compete before transferring to Minnesota• trained at Denton Gymnastics Academy • qualified for the 2010 Junior Olympic National Championship • competed in the Senior B division, where she finished 31st in the all around, tied for seventh place on vault, and tied for eighth place on floor • earlier in the season, she finished first at the Region 3 meet • was a 2009 Junior Olympic National Invitational Tournament qualifier where she finished sixth in the all around, and was the runner up on vault • also tied for sixth place on floor and finished sixth on bars • Competed in soccer at Aledo High School • was a soccer letterwinner and helped her team to a District Championship • has also competed in hockey, football, and ultimate frisbee.


A 2009 graduate of Aledo High School • joined the Gophers with sophomore academic standing after completing one year of college at Texas Women's University • earned a spot on the TWU Dean's List for both fall semester of 2009 and spring 2010 • as a high school student, she ranked No. 6 of 367 students in her class, and was a National Honor Society member • was a National Merit Commended Student and earned Academic All-State honors from the Texas Association of Soccer Coaches • is majoring in chemical engineering with a minor in physics • the daughter of David and Vanruenee Cherwink • has and older brother, Joe.