Sept. 24, 2012
The University of Minnesota women's gymnastics team officially kicked off their 2012-13 season last Thursday as they held their first official practice of the year.
Head coach Meg Stephenson is optimistic about this year's team, which returns eight gymnasts and adds four talented freshmen to the roster. The top two returners are juniors Dusti Russell and Kayla Slechta, who each qualified for the 2012 NCAA National Championships in the all around.
Gophers Place First in Quad Meet
Minnesota placed first with a score of 194.900 at a quad meet against Arizona (193.225), Maryland (192.350) and Alaska Anchorage (188.175).
Meet Preview: Gophers travel to Maryland for Quad
The No. 18 Golden Gophers will face Maryland, Arizona and Alaska on the road this weekend.
Holst Emerges As All-Around Competitor
University of Minnesota senior Bailie Holst opened the 2017 competition season with two personal records and two silver finishes against now No. 7 Denver.