2012 Season: Sat out the first 10 meets, due to a torn Achilles made her 2012 debut at home against Iowa State (3/10) 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.
2011 Season: After sitting out most of the season due to an achilles injury, she made her Golden Gopher debut at Iowa State on Mar. 4 where she earned a score of 9.725 on uneven bars Competed on vault and uneven bars against NC State on Mar. 12 to post career-high scores of 9.750 on both events At the Big Ten Championships on Mar. 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. on Apr. 2 and tallied scores of 9.725 on vault and 8.750 on uneven bars.
At Texas Woman's University 2009-10: Did not compete for the TWU gymnastics team.
Club: 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.
Personal: A 2009 graduate of Aledo High School Joins 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.
GET TO KNOW JUSTINE CHERWINK: If you were not participating in gymnastics, what sport might you play? Ultimate Frisbee, Soccer, Ice Hockey and Arial Ski Jumping.
What is your favorite cartoon character, and why? Hobbes. Calvin learns a lot from him.
Do you have any hidden or secret talents? I can ride a unicycle.
If you could meet anyone in the world, who would you want to meet? Richard Feynman,
What is your favorite vacation spot? Lake Powell, Utah.
Who is the funniest person on the team? Hanna Nordquist.