Justine Cherwink  
Justine Cherwink


Aledo, Texas

High School:
Aledo HS

Last College:
Texas Woman's University

Denton Gymnastics Academy


NCAA Regional Looms for Gophers

The Gophers will host Oklahoma, Illinois, California, Southern Utah, and San Jose State at the Sports Pavilion Saturday at 6 p.m.


Gophers Invade TWU for Quad-Meet

No. 12 Minnesota will compete against Texas Woman's, Oklahoma, and Michigan State


Gophers Top Iowa State With Season-High 197.250

Mable breaks Minnesota All-Around record, Gophers score a 197.250 over Iowa State


Minnesota to Host Senior Night

The No. 12 Gophers will take on Iowa State for the second time in as many weeks


Gophers Excel at Best of Minnesota

Sophomore All-American Lindsay Mable wins all four events to lead the Gophers to victory

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2013 Season:
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 (2/1) • Finished tied for seventh on beam against Central Michigan, Michigan and Iowa State (1/26).

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 N.C. 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.


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 • 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.

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.