Four Minnesota women's gymnasts received NACGC/W Academic Awards Tuesday
Lindsay Mable was the team's Most Valuable Performer for the second-straight year
The Gophers will host Oklahoma, Illinois, California, Southern Utah, and San Jose State at the Sports Pavilion Saturday at 6 p.m.
Justine Cherwink, Kayla Slechta, Kylie Schermann, Cierra Tomson, Lindsay Mable, and Madie Hanley earned the honor
Minnesota will seek its sixth team title at University Park Pa.
The Gophers claimed a share of the Big Ten regular season title with a win over Ohio State.
Minnesota won the Best of Minnesota at the Sports Pavilion.
Highlights from Minnesota's meet against Illinois at the Sports Pavilion.
The Gophers won their four-team quad meet and in the process upset No. 1 Michigan.
Highlights from Minnesota's season opener against Washington at the Sports Pavilion.
CAREER HIGH SCORES
Vault: 9.900 (four times, last: Feb. 21, 2014)
Bars: 9.375 (Jan. 21, 2012)
Beam: 9.950 (Feb. 15, 2014)
Floor: 9.925 (three times, last: Jan. 19, 2014)
All Around: 38.675 (Jan. 21, 2012)
2014 JUNIOR SEASON
Competed in all 14 of the team's meets saw action on vault and beam in all 14 meets and performed on the floor in all but two of those meets Second Team All-Big Ten garnered the team's Mariam Award for doing everything possible to be the best gymnast and person she can be for the second year in a row was the Big Ten Event Specialist of the Week for the week of Feb. 17 tied or set career-highs on every event on which she competed tied her top career mark of 9.900 on vault three times set a career-high and tied the second-best balance beam score in school history with a 9.950 at home against Michigan State (Feb. 15) tied her best career score on the floor with a 9.925 at the New Hampshire Wildcat Invitational (Jan. 19) had four event wins, two on the beam and two on the floor Academic All-Big Ten.
2013 SOPHOMORE SEASON
Competed in all 14 meets for the season awarded Mariam Award named after former Minnesota gymnast Mariam Pourshoushari, given to the gymnast who does everything possible to be the best gymnast and person she can be Academic First Team All-Big Ten and First Team All-Big Ten honors saw career-best score on vault against Washington (Jan. 12) finishing with a score of 9.900 finished sixth and recorded a career-high 9.900 on balance beam against Florida finished with a score of 9.900 on floor at the Big Ten Championships finished NCAA Semifinals with a score of 9.825.
2012 FRESHMAN SEASON
Performed on all four events throughout the season claimed first once on beam Began her career with an all-around performance against Ohio State (Jan. 7) helped the Gophers notch a season-best beam score of 49.000 by tying for first with a season-best 9.875 score at Iowa (Feb. 24) notched a personal-best floor routine of 9.850 and helped the Gophers post a season-high score of 49.325 against Iowa State (March 10) assisted Minnesota in posting a season-high score of 49.300 and recorded her best vault score of 9.800 at the Big Ten Championships (March 24) scored a 9.800 or better in all but two meets named Minnesota's Most Improved Gymnast in 2012 received her first letter.
A 2011 graduate of Lakeville North High School trained at TAGS South in Apple Valley, Minn., under the direction of former Gopher gymnast Mindy (Knaeble) Kiff, Kevin Brown, and her parents, Dan and Mary Schermann qualified to compete at the Junior Olympic Level 10 National Championship three times (2008, 2010, 2011) and qualified for the J.O. Regional Championship three times in 2011, she tied for fourth on beam and floor, with a fifth-place finish in the all around at the Minnesota State Championships went on to the regional championship, where she was the runner-up in the all around and floor, third on vault and beam, and sixth on bars at the national meet, she tied for fifth on floor and earned a 12th-place finish in the all around in 2010, she finished seventh on beam and ninth on floor at the J.O. National meet and was a member of the first-place Senior C J.O. National Team at the 2010 regional, finished fourth on beam and seventh in the all around as a freshman in 2008, she was the runner-up on vault and floor at the regional championship at the 2008 Minnesota state meet, she was third on beam and floor, as well as fifth in the all around she is a former club teammate of Jamie Bullock, who competed for the Gophers from 2006-10.
Was on the "A" Honor Roll every semester during high school participated in track and field, soccer and dance received two letters as a high jumper and sprinter for the Lakeville North track and field team National Honor Society member Panther-Pre leadership member earned several Student of the Month honors crowned 2010 Lakeville North Homecoming Queen the daughter of Dan and Mary Schermann has two younger brothers, Tyler and Trevor plans to major in human resources with minors in Spanish and public relations.
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