Dec. 3, 2012
The University of Minnesota women's gymnastics team is beginning to narrow its focus on the start of its 2013 season, as the Gophers held the first of two meet simulations on Monday afternoon at Peik Gym.
Head coach Meg Stephenson is happy with the progress her team has made during its fall workouts, and thinks the Golden Gophers are right where they need to be with just over one month to the start of the season.
The team divided into two groups, with 11 members taking part in this afternoon's simulation. Stephenson and associate head coach Jenny Hansen served as judges, and the athletes performed their full routines for scores.
The simulation was open to the public, and a group of about 30 showed up to get a look at the 2013 Gophers. Minnesota's next simulation meet on Monday, Dec. 10, is also open to those who'd like to see the Gophers before they depart for Winter Break. The second simulation will also begin at around 2:45 p.m. in Peik Gym.
Following the holiday break, Minnesota will hold its annual Intrasquad Meet on Saturday, Jan. 5, at 6:00 p.m. in the Sports Pavilion. The Gophers then open their regular season schedule the following Saturday, Jan. 12, with a 6:00 p.m. dual meet against the University of Washington.
For ticket information for any home women's gymnastics meet this season, please visit www.mygophersports.com.
Gophers Top Spartans
The Golden Gophers edged out Michigan State 193.875 to 193.000 on Friday night at Jenison Field House in East Lansing, Mich.
Meet Preview: Gophers Travel to Michigan State
The No. 21 Golden Gophers will face Michigan State this Friday, Jan. 20 at 6:00 p.m. on the road.
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).