Gophers Hold 15th Annual Clinic for Special Olympics of Minnesota
Freshman Lindsay Mable and junior Dusti Russell explaining about the floor routines the Gophers do.

Nov. 17, 2012

MINNEAPOLIS -- Members of the University of Minnesota women's gymnastics team spent a couple hours on Saturday afternoon working with the talented athletes who take part in Special Olympics of Minnesota during a clinic at the Gophers' practice facility in Peik Gym.

Minnesota women's gymnastics head coach Meg Stephenson and her team have a long history of working with the Special Olympics of Minnesota, as today's event marked the 15th consecutive year the two teams have worked together. The clinic attracted about 30 athletes and their coaches.

The Gophers welcomed those in attendance and spoke about their experiences in gymnastics, then went through a warmup session before working with the Special Olympians on their events and answering more questions. The clinic was broken into six stations -- vault, tumbling, dance, beam, bars, and trampoline.

Assistant coach Louie Johnson once again worked with Special Olympics of Minnesota to organize today's clinic. Select Special Olympians will take part in an exhibition following the Gophers' Best of Minnesota meet on Feb. 16.

"Louie did a great job organizing this community service event for our team," Stephenson said. "Our Gopher women did an amazing job providing a great experience for these talented Special Olympians."

Minnesota opens its season with its annual Intrasquad Meet on Saturday, Jan. 5, at 6:00 p.m. (CT) in the Sports Pavilion. For ticket information for any of the Gophers' 2013 home meets, visit www.mygophersports.com.


 

 

MORE HEADLINES

Summer Update: Abby DeMuse

8/18/2017

We caught up with senior Abby DeMuse who has had a busy summer interning with Macy's.

Freshman Spotlight: Lexi Montgomery

8/1/2017

Lexi Montgomery has had a standout gymnastics career winning state, regional and junior Olympic championships.

Freshman Spotlight: Lexy Ramler

7/27/2017

Lexy Ramler is a former Junior Olympic national champion and is excited to compete in her home state at the collegiate level.

Proud Sponsors Of Gopher Athletics