The 16th-ranked University of Iowa women’s gymnastics team travels to West Valley Lake,
Utah to compete in the Wasatch Classic on Saturday, January 14. The Hawkeyes will compete
in the evening sessions, which starts at 9 pm (CT) inside the Maverick Center facing
No. 3 California-Berkley, no. 26 Oregon State, and No. 20 Pittsburgh.
- Fans can follow along via live results at hawkeyesports.com or via Twitter (@IowaGymnastics).
- Both sessions of the Wasatch Classic will be streamed live on Sporfie. The Sportie stream is
Free and will offer 5 camera viewing options, one for each event and a main feed.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
- The Hawkeyes are ranked 16th nationally after securing the second-highest season-opening
score in season history. Iowa is one of seven Big Ten teams in the top 25.
- Iowa is ranked in the top 25 in all four events as a team: No. 12 on vault, no. 16 on beam, no.
22 on floor, and no. 25 on bars.
- The GymHawks posted a 196,225, which is the second-highest season opening score in
program history to place second behind No. 3 California on Jan. 7 at the Super 16.
- Three Hawkeyes placed in the top three at the Super 16, with senior Linda Zivat tying for
the vault title after scoring a 9,925. Junior Aubrey Nick posted a 9,900 on balance beam to
tie for second, and junior Adeline Kenlin scored a 9,900 on floor to tie for third place.
- Three gymnasts made their college debut, with Bailey Libby scoring a 9.825 on floor.
Karina Munoz made her collegiate debut on vault posting a 9,800, and Gianna Masella
made her debut on vault, bars, and floor.
- Three gymnasts made event debuts: junior Kendall Laplante on bars, junior Aubrey Nick
made debuts on bars and floor, and junior Allison Zuhlke made her debut on beam.
- Five gymnasts set or matched career highs. Aubrey Nick set career highs on bars, beam,
and floor. Allison Zuhlke set and Linda Zivat tied her career high on vault. Kendall Laplante
set a new career-high on bars, and Alexa Ebeling set a new career-high on beam.
NATIONALLY RANKED GYMHAWKS
Three GymHawks are individually ranked in this week’s Road to Nationals Rankings.
- Linda Zivat ranked T-4th nationally on vault after scoring a 9.925 for the second time in her
career to tie for first at the Super 16.
- Aubrey Nick ranks T-14th nationally on beam after posting a career-high 9,900 to tie for
- Adeline Kenlin is T-17th on floor after scoring a 9,900 on floor to tie for third place at the
HENDERSON AND KENLIN NAMED BIG TEN GYMNASTS TO WATCH
- JerQuavia Henderson and junior Adeline Kenlin were named Big Ten Gymnasts to Watch.
- Henderson won 12 event titles and posted 27 top-three finishes in 2022. The two-time
All-American tied the school record on floor, scoring a 9,975 a season ago. The Peoria, Illinois
native was WGCA Second-Team All-American on floor and First Team All-Big Ten selection.
- Kenlin is coming off a record-setting 2022 season and is a two-time All-American. the
Iowa City native was NCAA runner-up on beam in 2022 after scoring a 9,950, the highest
finish by a Hawkeye in program history. She was a second-team All-Big Ten selection
and Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
KENLIN MAKES HISTORY
- Junior Adeline Kenlin finished as the NCAA runner-up on beam after scoring a 9.950
while competing as an individual at the 2022 NCAA Championships. The Iowa City, Iowa,
native’s finish is the highest by a Hawkeye all-time and the score is the highest beam
score by a Hawkeye at the NCAA meet in program history.
- Kenlin earned first-team All-America honors at the NCAA Championships, becoming
the sixth such All-American in program history. She is the second Hawkeye to earn All-
America distinction on the beam.
- Kenlin was the first Hawkeye since 2017 to advance to the NCAA Championships and
the 11th Iowa gymnast all-time.
HENDERSON EARNS WGCA ALL-AMERICAN HONOR
- Senior JerQuavia Henderson was named Women’s Collegiate Gymnastics Association
second-team All-Americans on floor on March 24. She is only the 12th All-Americans in
- Henderson is the third Hawkeye to earn multiple All-America distinctions. she was a
second team selection last season.
NCAA REGIONAL FUN
- The Hawkeyes overcame a .100 deficit on the final rotation to advance to the NCAA
Regional final for the first time under the current format. Iowa defeated No. 6 LSU and
NC State to advance, joining Missouri out of the first session.
- Iowa posted a 196,900 to tie the fourth-best score in program history in the NCAA
- The GymHawks scored a 197.075 at the NCAA Regional Final, the program’s second highest
score all-time (trailing only the 197.150 set in 2004). The 197 was just the third
all-time in program history.
IN THE RECORD BOOKS
Five Hawkeyes are in the Iowa record books. They are as follows:
- JerQuavia Henderson – t1st – 9.975 – Floor
- Adeline Kenlin -t1st- 9.975- Beam
- JerQuavia Henderson – t4th – 9,950 – Floor
- JerQuavia Henderson – t6th – 9,925 – even bars
- Marissa Rojas – t8 – 9.925 – Beam
- Aubrey Nick – t10 – 9,900 – Beam
- Linda Zivat – t9th – 9,925 – Vault
- JerQuavia Henderson -t9th- 9.925- Vault
- Adeline Kenlin – t15th – 9,900 – even bars
- Adeline Kenlin – t17 – 39,500 – all around
22 & COUNTING
Head coach Larissa Libby has led the GymHawks to 22 straight NCAA Regional appearances
(either as a team or individually). The 2023 season is Libby’s 19th as Iowa’s head
coach and 22nd overall with the program. She is a three-time Big Ten Coach of the Year.
FOLLOW THE HAWKEYES
For a look behind the scenes at the program, follow the GymHawks via social media at
Facebook/IowaGymnastics, Twitter/@IowaGymnastics, and Instagram (@IowaGymnastics).
After competing at the Wasatch Classic, the Hawkeyes will return to action Jan 22,
traveling to Columbus, Ohio to compete against No. 10 Ohio State.