Bound for Gainesville: No. 12 Minnesota Set for NCAA Regional
April 3, 2013
The Top 10.0 Things You Need to Know...
1.0 - Big Ten regular season co-champion No. 12 Minnesota (21-5) will take part in the 2013 NCAA Gainesville Regional at the University of Florida’s Stephen C. O’Connell Center this Saturday at 5:00 p.m. CT. It marks the 18th consecutive regional appearance for the Golden Gophers, who will attempt to qualify as a team for the NCAA Championships for the first time since 2002, when they finished ninth. Saturday's regional can be viewed online at NCAA.com.
2.0 - Minnesota clinched a share of the inaugural Big Ten regular season title and then finished third at the 2013 Big Ten Championships on March 23 with a team score of 196.775.
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. Mable and senior Janell Campbell also earned spots on the Big Ten’s All-Championships Team.
4.0 - Lindsay Mable earned Big Ten Freshman of the Year after being named Big Ten Freshman of the Week six times this season. Mable joined 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 then scored a 9.950 on March 16. Her school-record score tied 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.
7.0 - Lindsay Mable has won a total of 18 events this season, including a tie for first on beam at the Big Ten Championships, while senior Janell Campbell and junior Kayla Slechta have each won five event titles.
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 at the time, or established a new one.
9.0 - Minnesota is ranked eighth nationally on floor exercise with an RQS of 49.320, while ranking 11th on vault (49.290), 11th on beam (49.150), and 29th on bars (48.910).
10.0 - The Golden Gophers own a mark of 10-3 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.)