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.
Freshman Spotlight: Lexi Montgomery
Lexi Montgomery has had a standout gymnastics career winning state, regional and junior Olympic championships.
Freshman Spotlight: Lexy Ramler
Lexy Ramler is a former Junior Olympic national champion and is excited to compete in her home state at the collegiate level.
Eight Gophers Recognized By NACGC/W
Eight Gophers earned Scholastic All-American honors by the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches / Women (NACGC/W).