Feb. 16, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS – The 11th-ranked University of Minnesota women’s gymnastics team remained one of just three undefeated teams nationally, as it improved to 12-0 by winning its annual Best of Minnesota/Always Dreaming Invitational at the Sports Pavilion on Saturday evening.
Minnesota (12-0, 4-0 Big Ten) finished with a team total of 196.000 points to outdistance the state of Minnesota’s three other women’s gymnastics programs – Winona State (184.975), Hamline (184.675) and Gustavus Adolphus (177.450)
With the victory, the Golden Gophers remained one of three undefeated teams, along with No. 2 Oklahoma and No. 4 UCLA.
On uneven bars, Minnesota was led by senior Janell Campbell’s 9.875, while junior Dusti Russell made her 2013 debut with a 9.775. Covers and freshman Madie Hanley each also had 9.775, as Minnesota scored a team total of 48.450 and led by four full points with a 97.625 after the second rotation.
Minnesota wrapped up the victory with a 49.225 on floor exercise, as Mable tied her career-high with a 9.925 and Schermann followed with a 9.900.
Covers won the all-around title with a 39.125, with Mable taking second (38.750) despite a fall on bars.
The Gophers will now hit the road for their next three meets, beginning with a trip to Iowa for meets at Iowa and Iowa State next weekend. Minnesota faces the Hawkeyes on Friday, Feb. 22, at 7:00 p.m., before traveling to Ames for a meet with the Cyclones on Sunday, Feb. 24, at 2:00 p.m.
Mable Earns 10th Career B1G Weekly Honor
University of Minnesota women's gymnastics senior, Lindsay Mable, earned her 10th career Big Ten Gymnast of the Week honor.
Gophers Win Fifth Straight
The Gophers defeated the Fighting Illini 195.775-195.000 on Saturday at the Sports Pavilion to mark the team's fifth straight victory of the season.
Gophers to Welcome Fighting Illini
The University of Minnesota women's gymnastics team will welcome the Fighting Illini of Illinois-Champaign this Saturday at the Sports Pavilion.