No. 14 Minnesota Plays Host to No. 20 OSU on Senior Night
March 15, 2013
The Top 10.0 Things You Need to Know...
1.0 - No. 14 Minnesota (15-3, 5-1 Big Ten) plays host to its final regular season meet on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. CT, as it welcomes No. 20 Ohio State to the Sports Pavilion. It will be Senior Night, as the team will pay tribute to the outstanding careers of Janell Campbell and Shannon Golich.
2.0 - Minnesota is coming off a quad meet victory against No. 12 Nebraska, No. 24 Arkansas and Centenary. The win against the Huskers kept alive Minnesota’s hopes for a share of the inaugural Big Ten regular season title. If the Gophers are able to beat OSU, they will share the 2013 Big Ten crown with Michigan.
3.0 - Freshman Lindsay Mable tied Minnesota’s school record score on floor exercise with a 9.975 last weekend. Her score ties MaryAnne Kelley’s 9.975 versus North Carolina on March 9, 2002, and Carolyn Yernberg’s score versus Arkansas on January 8, 2005.
4.0 - The Gophers won all four quad meets they competed in this season, including a Jan. 26 victory against then-No. 1 Michigan in which the Gophers scored 196.800 points.
5.0 - Freshman Lindsay Mable has won the all-around at four meets, with a season-high total of 39.525 points. Mable has scored better than 39.300 in each of the four all-around titles she’s won, and has been honored as Big Ten Freshman of the Week five times this season.
6.0 - Lindsay Mable’s total of five Big Ten Freshman of the Week awards this season is two 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 five times.
8.0 - Five different gymnasts scored 9.925’s at Florida two weeks ago. Sophomore Kylie Schermann scored 9.925 on floor to tie for fourth, Mable and sophomore Jenny Covers each had 9.925 on vault to tie for second, and senior Shannon Golich and freshman Hanna Nordquist tied for third on beam. Each of the scores either tied a career-high, or established a new one.
9.0 - Minnesota is ranked seventh nationally on floor exercise with an RQS of 49.290, while ranking 12th on vault (49.250), 13th on beam (49.050), and 35th on bars (48.705).
10.0 - The Golden Gophers own a mark of 6-1 against teams ranked among the GymInfo Top 25 this season, and Minnesota is 11-0 against teams it has faced at the Sports Pavilion.
(For the full set of this week's Meet Notes, click the link in the box at the top of the page.)