Feb. 21, 2014
AMES, Iowa - The 15th-ranked Minnesota women's gymnastics team put together its best score of the season Friday night to defeat Iowa State on the road, 196.525-194.750. The Gophers won three of the four events and tied the Cyclones on the uneven parallel bars to improve their record to 10-1 on the season.
Sophomore Lindsay Mable and junior Cierra Tomson led the way for Minnesota by putting up 39.425 and 39.200 all-around scores, respectively.
Starting with a 48.850 score on the bars, the Gophers led after one rotation. ISU's Camille Santerre-Gervais won the event with a 9.925 score, but the Gophers had the next three-highest scores. Madie Hanley scored a 9.825, while Mable had a 9.800 and Tomson posted a 9.775.
Minnesota padded its lead with a 49.275 score on the vault in its second rotation. Mable tied a season-best score with a 9.925 to win the event title and junior Kylie Schermann aided in the Gophers' high score by adding a 9.900 to the mix.
The third rotation brought on Minnesota's fifth-ranked floor exercise unit, which registered a 49.175 score. Mable, Tomson, Schermann, and Kayla Slechta tied for first with the Cyclones' Henrietta Green for the meet's high score. All five gymnasts posted 9.850 scores.
A 49.225 team score on the balance beam polished off the victory for the Gophers. As they did a week ago, Schermann and sophomore Hanna Nordquist tied for the event win. The duo, which tied for the second-best score in school history in last week's win over Michigan State with 9.950 scores, posted meet-high 9.925 scores Friday. Mable tied for third with a 9.850.
The Gophers will get right back to work Sunday with the Best of Minnesota meet against Winona State, Hamline, and Gustavus Adolphus at 2 p.m. at the Sports Pavilion. Minnesota will host ISU next Saturday on Senior Night at 4 p.m. in the final regular-season home meet for Slechta and fellow seniors Dusti Russell and Justine Cherwink.
Mable, Banham NCAA Woman of the Year Nominees
Minnesota's two nominees will be in consideration for the award's 26th presentation since its inception.
Five Gophers Earn Academic All-America Nods
The five at-large honorees raises Minnesota’s Academic All-America season total to eight – the most accolades in school history.
Mable Featured in Ski-U-Mah Magazine
Ski-U-Mah Magazine is the official publication of Golden Gopher Athletics.