GymHawk Notes: NCAA Corvallis Regional

THIS WEEK

The University of Iowa women’s gymnastics team competes at the NCAA Regional April 4-6 in Corvallis, Oregon at 5 p.m. (CT) 

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NCAA REGIONAL 

  • The NCAA Regional is a bracket system. 
  • Iowa and Arizona will compete in round one on Thursday at 5 p.m. (CT) in a dual. The winner of the dual will advance to round two, session two. 
  • Round two is on Friday and consists of two sessions. Session one is Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. (CT) and features Denver, Southern Utah, Boise State, and Washington. Session two is at 9 p.m. (CT) and includes Florida, Iowa or Arizona, Oregon State, and Stanford. 
  • The top two in each session on Friday will compete on Saturday in the regional final at 9 p.m. (CT). 
  • The top two teams in the regional final will qualify for the NCAA Championships in Fort Worth, Texas, April 19-20. 

SCOUTING CORVALLIS REGIONAL

  • The Corvallis Regional consists of nine teams in the top 36 in the latest Road to Nationals Poll (3/25), Florida (4), Denver (5), Boise State (12), Oregon State (15), Washington (18), Southern Utah (24), Stanford (24), Iowa (32), and Arizona (33). 
  • The Road to Nationals Poll is based off of teams’ regional qualifying score (RQS). 
  • The Corvallis Regional RQS’s are as follows-Florida (197.760), Denver (197.545), Boise State (196.725), Oregon State (196.625), Washington (196.505), Southern Utah (196.045), Stanford (195.995), Iowa (195.705), and Arizona (195.700). 

SCOUTING ARIZONA

  • Arizona is ranked 33rd overall, 41st on vault, 30th on bars, 34th on beam, and 24th on floor, according the latest Road To Nationals Poll (3/25). 
  • In Arizona’s last competition, the team scored a 193.900 at the PAC-12 Championships on Saturday, March 23, in West Valley City, Utah.
  • Arizona’s high score of the season was 196.450 at Texas Woman’s vs. Air Force, Texas Woman’s, and Centenary College on March 3. 

THREE GYMHAWKS NAMED TO ALL-BIG TEN TEAMS

  • Junior Clair Kaji was named first-team All-Big Ten. 
  • Freshman Lauren Guerin and senior Nicole Chow were named second team All-Big Ten. 
  • It’s Kaji’s second time making the list, but first time making first team. Kaji made second team in 2017 as a freshman.
  • Kaji scored season highs of 9.900 in every event she competed in this season, beam, floor, and bars.
  • This is the second time Chow has made second team. She earned second team honors in 2018 as a junior.
  • Chow scored three 9.900s on bars this season. Her last 9.900 was at the Big Five Meet on Feb. 22.
  • This is a first time honor for freshman Guerin. Guerin competes on floor and vault for the GymHawks and is a high scorer in each of those events.
  • On floor, Guerin had a streak of five 9.900s in a row starting at Michigan (Feb. 10), stretching to March 8, at Washington.
  • During the streak, Guerin’s career best of 9.900 helped the GymHawks win session one of the Big Five Meet, and helped Iowa earn a season best, 49.400, on floor vs. Illinois (Feb. 16).

GYMHAWKS TOP 196 AT BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • The GymHawks scored a 196.075 at the Big Ten Championships, placing sixth out of 10.
  • Freshman Lauren Guerin earned her sixth 9.900 of the season to tie a career-high on floor.
  • Sophomore Erin Castle and freshman Bridget Killian both scored 9.850s on floor.
  • Guerin scored a 9.850 on vault, and Killian scored a 9.800 on vault. 
  • Junior Clair Kaji and sophomore Maddie Kampschroeder both earned 9.850s on bars. The score was a season best for Kampschroeder.
  • Sullivan notched a 9.825, while Hartzler, Kranitz, and Chow all earned 9.800s on bars.
  • Senior Misty-Jade Carlson and Kaji both scored 9.850s on beam.
  • Killian tied a career high of 9.825 on beam. 

HEAD GYMHAWK

  • Head Coach Larissa Libby is finishing her 15th season as head coach and 19th year overall.
  • This is Libby’s 19th consecutive NCAA appearance (individual or team). 
  • Libby and the GymHawks are going into the NCAA Regional with a No. 32 ranking. 
  • Libby coached three GymHawks to All-Big Ten Teams, Kaji was named first team, Chow and Guerin were named to the second-team.
  • Libby coached All-Championship honoree Charlotte Sullivan in 2018.
  • Libby takes pride in her GymHawks outside the gym as well. In 2018, a record 11 gymnasts received Academic All-Big Ten honors. 

GYMHAWK HIGHLIGHTS

  • The GymHawks are ranked 32nd overall in the latest Road to Nationals Poll (3/25). 
  • Iowa is ranked 24th on bars, 40th on beam, 34th on vault, and 21st on floor in the latest Road to Nationals Poll (3/25). 
  • Iowa scored a 196.250 vs. Iowa State, its second-highest score of the season on March 1.
  • Junior Clair Kaji and freshman Lauren Guerin each earned a 9.900 on floor to share the event title vs. Iowa State. Kaji tied a season best and Guerin tied a career high. 
  • Sullivan earned a season best in the all-around competition with a 39.200 vs. Iowa State. 
  • The GymHawks scored a 195.400 vs. Illinois on Feb. 16, scoring a 49.200 on bars and a season high of 49.400 on floor. 
  • Three GymHawks earned 9.900s on floor -- Erin Castle, Clair Kaji, and Lauren Guerin -- while the other three GymHawks earned 9.850s -- Charlotte Sullivan, Bridget Killian, and Allie Gilchrist vs. Illinois.
  • The GymHawks earned two 9.900’s on bars from Jax Kranitz, a career best, and Nicole Chow tied a career best vs. Illinois. 
  • Sophomore Erin Castle scored a career best of 9.750 on vault vs. Illinois. 
  • Freshman Lauren Guerin won floor against Rutgers with a 9.875.
  • Freshman Bridget Killian won two events against Rutgers - beam (9.725) and vault (9.750). 

 GYMHAWKS WIN SESSION 1 OF BIG FIVE MEET

  • The GymHawks won session one of the Big Five Meet, which guaranteed them a spot in the night session at the Big Ten Championships on Feb. 22. 
  • Iowa earned a season high score of 196.450. 
  • Junior Clair Kaji set a career high and senior Nicole Chow tied a career high on bars, both with a 9.900s, sharing the event title.
  • Junior Charlotte Sullivan competed in the all-around for Iowa and finished fourth with a score of 39.100. 
  • Junior Clair Kaji earned three event titles on beam (9.875), floor (9.900), and bars (9.900). 
  • Freshman Lauren Guerin earned a 9.900 on floor, sharing the title with Kaji.
  • Sophomore Emma Hartzler tied a career high (9.725), freshman Bridget Killian set a career high (9.825), and Sullivan (9.825) earned a season best on vault. 

FABULOUS FRESHMEN

  • Lauren Guerin earned her sixth 9.900 of the season on floor to tie a career high at the Big Ten Championships March 23.
  • Guerin scored a career high on vault of 9.875 to help Iowa earn a score of 49.025 at No.14 Oregon State with North Carolina and Seattle Pacific. 
  • Bridget Killian earned a 9.850 on floor, 9.825 on beam, and 9.800 on vault at the Big Ten Championships to help them to a score of 196.075, the GymHawks’ third highest of the season. 
  • Alex Greenwald (9.900), Carina Tolan (9.800) all earned career highs, while Bridget Killian tied her career high (9.825) on vault to help the GymHawks earn a season high score of 49.200 at Washington with Sacramento State on March 8. 
  • Mackenzie Vance scored a career high on bars of 9.725 vs. Iowa State. 
  • Jax Kranitz earned a career high of 9.900, on bars vs. Illinois on Feb. 16. 

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UP NEXT

  • The GymHawks look to earn a berth to the National Championships in Fort Worth, Texas on April 19-20. 
  • Live results will be available at hawkeyesports.com/wgymlive. 

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