CORRECTION: The original version of this story said that the team was 9-4 (which is false) and Abby Kaufman finished first-overall in the floor exercise (which is also false).
The West Virginia gymnastics team came in last place in a tri-meet at the Coliseum with the No. 7 Denver Pioneers and Iowa State Cyclones on Saturday night.
The West Virginia gymnastics team hopes to add its first win of the season during Sunday afternoon’s meet at the Coliseum against Towson and George Washington.
Starting in August, West Virginia University will implement the Clear Bag Policy made popular by the National Football League.
Junior gymnastics standout Robyn Bernard was named WVU Student Athlete of the Week after hitting two career best performances and a season high routine this weekend while the No. 25 Mountaineers hosted and topped No. 7 Denver, Temple and Towson at home.
While qualifying for the regional championships is a great accomplishment in its own right, this team felt it was bound for bigger things. Each gymnast was improving by the week, and the team was riding a huge wave of momentum heading into postseason play.
Second-seeded and No. 10-ranked California placed second with a score of 195.925 and successfully claimed a spot in the NCAA Championships alongside Alabama.
In order to qualify for the National Championships, you must place in either the top two spots where you will be granted an automatic bid straight into competition or you must finish third or fourth where you will compete in a semifinal match for the right to go to the championships.
The Oklahoma Sooners were the eventual champions, finishing with a score of 198.05 and claiming their fifth straight Big 12 title. Although they finished miles behind the Sooners, Denver claimed second place in the competition with a score of 196.725. Iowa State took the fourth spot with a 1…
The Mountaineers closed their regular season with two impressive wins in a home-and-home series against the University of Pittsburgh, earning scores of 195.925 and 195.825.
The Mountaineers finished the regular season with a record of 10-6 after winning eight straight games and turning around their season. The team has put themselves in a good position heading into postseason play next weekend at the Big 12 Championship in Frisco, Texas.
The Mountaineers are coming off one of their most prolific performances of the season, recording a team score of 196.8 in a tri-team meet with Ohio State and Bowling Green. The 196.8 score is the eighth highest score in program history.
The team scored a 196.225, its highest score of the season. In the first meet of the season, the Mountaineers scored a 193.65, their lowest total of the year. Meet by meet, this massively talented West Virginia squad has been finding its identity as a team, and it appears to be peaking at th…
The West Virginia squad has been vying for a score of 196.0+ for the entire duration of the season up to this point.
The Mountaineers will compete in the annual Unite for Her Pink Invitational against Penn State, West Chester, Southern Connecticut and Temple, taking place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
The Mountaineers held a lead after the first rotation, putting up strong numbers on the vault. Sophomore Zaakira Muhammad had the second-best vault score of the day with a mark of 9.857.
The Mountaineers are coming into this match following a solid performance in the first three events against the No. 4 Alabama gymnastics team. However, a disappointing finish on the balance beam led to a heartbreaking loss of 197.375-195.25 to the Crimson Tide.
The most recent meet for WVU was against William and Mary on Jan. 24. With each gymnast who preformed on floor earning a score of at least 9.775 or above, the Mountaineers were able to earn their season-best score on floor with a score of 49.3.
The gymnastics meet against William & Mary was closed to the public, the rifle team’s match against Navy was postponed and even the hockey team’s away game against Slippery Rock was postponed.
WVU competed against Denver University and Southern Utah University in a tri-meet, held inside the Hamilton Gymnasium on Jan. 9.
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