June 18, 2012
With one week under their belts, GopherSports.com sat down with the four new freshmen on the Minnesota women’s gymnastics team to see how things went in their first week of classes, practice and college life.
The four freshmen – Madie Hanley, Sarah Lokos, Lindsey Mable and Hanna Nordquist – began their careers as Golden Gopher gymnasts last week as they moved into their dorm room on campus. Each gymnast is taking advantage of their time this summer as they have enrolled in at least one class, which allows them to also participate in volunteer practices throughout the summer.
“The first few days were a little more confusing, but by the end of the week I started to figure things out,” said Lindsay Mable, an Aurora, Colo. native. “The girls were really helpful and showed us around to make sure we knew where everything was. They even helped us move into our apartment, which was nice.”
Head coach Meg Stephenson feels that this incoming class has a lot of potential to help a Gopher squad that returns eight letterwinners right away. Over the summer, the quartet of freshmen will be working extensively with the coaches to learn their new routines and skills for the upcoming year. The biggest goal of the summer is to get each newcomer a manageable routine on all four events with a 10.0 start level.
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