No. 14 Gophers Head to Florida for Matchup With No. 2 Gators
Feb. 27, 2013
The Top 10.0 Things You Need to Know...
1.0 - No. 14 Minnesota (12-2, 4-1 Big Ten) hits the road for a non-conference meet at second-ranked Florida (7-1, 6-1 SEC) on Friday, March 1, at 6:00 p.m. CT.
2.0 - Minnesota is off to its best start in program history, and cracked the GymInfo Top 10 earlier this season for the first time since 2002.
3.0 - The meet against the Gators is the first between the two schools since Minnesota traveled to Gainesville for the Dodge Premiere Quad Meet on Jan. 24, 2003. Florida took first place with a total of 195.975, with Minnesota taking second with a score of 193.450.
4.0 - The Gophers have won three quad meets this season, including a Jan. 26 victory against then-No. 1 Michigan in which the Gophers scored a season-high 196.800 points. Florida had been No. 1 for four straight weeks after that Michigan loss until dropping to No. 2 in this week’s rankings.
5.0 - Freshman Lindsay Mable has won the all-around at four meets, with a season-high total of 39.450 points. Mable has scored better than 39.300 in each of the four all-around titles she’s won, and was honored as Big Ten Freshman of the Week this week for the fourth time this season.
6.0 - Lindsay Mable’s total of four Big Ten Freshman of the Week awards this season is one more than the total number that Minnesota gymnasts had received since the conference began recognizing a freshman gymnast in 2010. Juniors Kayla Slechta (2) and Dusti Russell (1), who earned awards during 2011, are the only other Minnesota gymnasts to have been recognized.
7.0 - Lindsay Mable has a chance to make her mark on the Big Ten record book, as only Nebraska’s Jessie DeZiel (9 times during 2012), Ohio State’s Sarah Miller (6 during 2011) and Michigan’s Natalie Bellstein (6 during 2010) have earned Big Ten Freshman of the Week more than four times.
8.0 - Sophomore Kylie Schermann recorded a career-best of 9.925 on floor versus Illinois to tie for first, and finished second to Mable’s 9.925 with a 9.900 at the Best of Minnesota. Mable’s floor RQS of 9.895 ties for sixth nationally, while Schermann (9.880) is tied for 16th.
9.0 - Minnesota is ranked eighth nationally on floor exercise with an RQS of 49.190, while ranking 11th on vault (49.200), 11th on beam (48.975), and tied for 39th on bars (48.525).
10.0 - Dating back to 2012, Minnesota had scored 49.000 or better on floor exercise in 12 straight meets and on vault for 11 consecutive meets before falling short of those totals during the win at MSU on Feb. 1. The Gophers responded with all four scores better than 49.000 versus Illinois, had 49.000 or better on all but bars at the Best of Minnesota, and were above that mark on both vault and floor at both Iowa and Iowa State last weekend.
(For the full set of this week's Meet Notes, click the link in the box at the top of the page.)