Big Ten Championships: Minnesota Looks for First Title Since 2006
March 21, 2013
The Top 10.0 Things You Need to Know...
1.0 - Big Ten regular season co-champion No. 14 Minnesota (16-3, 6-1 Big Ten) will take part in the Evening Session of the 2013 Big Ten Championships at Michigan State’s Jenison Field House this Saturday at 5:05 p.m. CT. The session will be televised live on the Big Ten Network. The last time the Big Ten Championships were held at MSU (in 2006), Minnesota won the championship.
2.0 - Minnesota is coming off a 197.225-195.050 dual meet victory against No. 20 Ohio State, which clinched a share of the inaugural Big Ten regular season title for the Gophers.
3.0 - Minnesota had three gymnasts named to the All-Big Ten First Team -- senior Shannon Golich, sophomore Kylie Schermann and freshman Lindsay Mable. It’s the first time Minnesota has had a gymnast on the First Team since 2010, and it’s the most Gophers on the team since 2004.
4.0 - Lindsay Mable’s total of six 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. Mable joins Nebraska’s Jessie DeZiel (9 times during 2012), Ohio State’s Sarah Miller (6 during 2011) and Michigan’s Natalie Bellstein (6 during 2010) as the lone recipients of six or more Freshman of the Week awards.
5.0 - Lindsay Mable tied Minnesota’s school record score on floor with a 9.975 on March 9, and followed with a 9.950 last weekend. Her school-record 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.
6.0 - 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.
8.0 - Five different gymnasts scored 9.925’s at Florida on March 1. Sophomore Kylie Schermann scored 9.925 on floor to tie for fourth, while Lindsay 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 eighth nationally on floor exercise with an RQS of 49.305, while tying for 11th on vault (49.255), tying for 12th on beam (49.095), and 32nd on bars (48.780).
10.0 - The Golden Gophers own a mark of 7-1 against teams ranked among the GymInfo Top 25 this season, and Minnesota had a perfect 12-0 record against teams it 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.)