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The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

The Daily Iowan

The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

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Iowa’s Eva Volpe performs a floor routine during a gymnastics meet between No. 23 Iowa and No. 21 Washington at Xtream Arena in Coralville, Iowa, on Friday, Jan. 12, 2024. Volpe scored 9.775 on the floor. In the fourth meeting between Iowa and Washington, the Hawkeyes defeated the Huskies, 196.400-196.250.

First-year gymnast Eva Volpe adjusting to college, trusting the process

Jake Olson, Sports Reporter February 27, 2024

Competing as a first-year in Big Ten gymnastics can be difficult. For first-year Eva Volpe, her introduction under head coach Larissa Libby has been about trusting the process. “We promised her to...

Iowa gymnasts celebrate after Hannah Castillo finishes a floor routine during a gymnastics meet between No. 27. University of Iowa and No. 26 University of Nebraska at Xtream Arena on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2024. The Cornhuskers defeated the Hawkeyes, 196.5- 195.725.

Iowa women’s gymnastics places fourth in Big Five Meet, second-year Karina Muñoz shines

Jake Olson, Sports Reporter February 25, 2024

The Iowa women's gymnastics team scored a 196.225 while competing in the Big Five Meet in University Park, Pennsylvania, on Saturday.  The GymHawks placed fourth ahead of No. 30 Maryland but behind...

Iowa all-around gymnast Ilka Juk competes in beam during a gymnastics meet between No. 20 Iowa and No. 41 Southern Utah at Xtream Arena in Coralville on Friday, Jan. 26, 2024. The Hawkeyes defeated the Thunderbirds 195.800 to 195.425. Volpe scored 9.750 on her beam routine.  (Isabella Tisdale/The Daily Iowan)

Iowa women’s gymnastics falls to No. 13 Ohio State, posts season-best on floor

Jake Olson, Sports Reporter February 17, 2024

The Iowa women's gymnastics team fell to No. 13 Ohio State, 197.125-196.075, at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Friday night.  The GymHawks celebrated their five seniors as they competed in their last meet...

Iowas Karina Muñoz competes on beam during session two of the Big Ten Gymnastics Championship at Xtream Arena in Coralville, Iowa, on Saturday, March 18, 2023. Michigan won the Big Ten women’s gymnastics title with a score of 198.000.

Iowa women’s gymnastics bounces back with win at Rutgers

Jake Olson, Sports Reporter February 10, 2024

The Iowa women's gymnastics team got back to its winning ways after topping Rutgers, 196.300-195.325, on Friday night in Piscataway, New Jersey.  The GymHawks earned 49.000 or better in three of...

Iowa gymnast Eva Volpe performs on the beam during a gymnastics meet between No. 20 Iowa and No. 41 Southern Utah at Xtream Arena in Coralville on Friday, Jan. 26, 2024. The Hawkeyes defeated the Thunderbirds, 195.800 to 195.425. Many fans dressed up for Taylor Swift Day at the meet.

Iowa women’s gymnastics underclassmen rise to the occasion with loss of Henderson, Kenlin

Jake Olson, Sports Reporter February 6, 2024

With two of Iowa gymnastics’ strongest competitors sidelined for much of the 2024 season, it is time for the underclassmen to rise to the occasion. Returning to the GymHawk squad this season were a...

Nebraska gymnast Csenge Bácskay competes on bar during a gymnastics meet between No. 27. University of Iowa and No. 26 University of Nebraska at Xtream Arena on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2024. The Cornhuskers defeated the Hawkeyes, 196.5- 195.725. Bácskay scored 9.725 in the event, placing 9th.

Photos: Iowa gymnastics vs. Nebraska

Isabella Tisdale, Photojournalist February 4, 2024

The No. 27 Iowa gymnastics team fell to No. 26 Nebraska, 196.500-195.725, at Xtream Arena on Feb. 4, 2024. Iowa had stand-out performances on the floor by Emily Erb and Bailey Libby scoring 9.950 and...

Iowa gymnast Eva Volpe performs on the beam during a gymnastics meet between No. 20 Iowa and No. 41 Southern Utah at Xtream Arena in Coralville on Friday, Jan. 26, 2024. The Hawkeyes defeated the Thunderbirds, 195.800 to 195.425. Many fans dressed up for Taylor Swift Day at the meet.

Iowa gymnastics drops second consecutive competition in loss to Nebraska

Jake Olson, Sports Reporter February 4, 2024

The Iowa women's gymnastics team dropped its second consecutive competition in a loss to Nebraska, 196.500-195.725, at Xtream Arena in Coralville on Sunday.  The second meet without two-time All-American...

Iowas Karina Muñoz competes on beam during session two of the Big Ten Gymnastics Championship at Xtream Arena in Coralville, Iowa, on Saturday, March 18, 2023. Michigan won the Big Ten women’s gymnastics title with a score of 198.000.

Iowa second-year gymnast Karina Muñoz builds off of impressive first-year campaign

Jake Olson, Sports Reporter January 30, 2024

Iowa second-year all-around gymnast Karina Muñoz took every opportunity she could to get in competitions during her first season for the Iowa women’s gymnastics team last year — and now it’s paying...

Iowa all-around gymnast Emily Erb competes on floor during a gymnastics meet between No. 20 Iowa and No. 41 Southern Utah at Xtream Arena in Coralville on Friday, Jan. 26, 2024. The Hawkeyes defeated the Thunderbirds, 195.800 to 195.425. Erb scored 9.850 on her floor routine, placing fifth in the meet.

Iowa gymnastics squeezes by Southern Utah, 195.800-195.425

Jake Olson, Sports Reporter January 27, 2024

The Iowa women’s gymnastics team topped Southern Utah, 195.800-195.425, at Xtream Arena in Coralville on Friday.  The Gymhawks started the meet battling adversity. During the team's first rotation...

Iowa fans cheer for a t-shirt during a gymnastics meet between No. 20 Iowa and No. 41 Southern Utah at Xtream Arena in Coralville on Friday, Jan. 26, 2024. The Hawkeyes defeated the Thunderbirds 195.800 to 195.425. 3,105 attendees came to watch the matchup. (Isabella Tisdale/The Daily Iowan)

Photos: Iowa gymnastics vs. Southern Utah

Isabella Tisdale and Cody Blissett January 27, 2024

  No. 20 Iowa defeated No. 41 Southern Utah, 195.800-195.425, at Xtream Arena at the Taylor Swift night on Friday. Fans, players, and staff celebrated head coach Larissa Libby’s birthday after...

Iowa’s Bailey Libby hugs head coach Larissa Libby during a gymnastics meet between No. 23 Iowa and No. 21 Washington at Xtream Arena in Coralville, Iowa, on Friday, Jan. 12, 2024. Libby scored 9.875 on the floor. In the fourth meeting between Iowa and Washington, the Hawkeyes defeated the Huskies, 196.400-196.250.

Iowa gymnastics notebook | Gymhawks look to bounce back against Southern Utah

Jake Olson, Sports Reporter January 25, 2024

The Iowa women's gymnastics team is set to face No. 41 Southern Utah on Friday in a bounce-back effort. On Monday, the Gymhawks fell to No. 17 Minnesota, 196.850-196.150. Despite the losing effort,...

Iowas Karina Muñoz competes on beam during session two of the Big Ten Gymnastics Championship at Xtream Arena in Coralville, Iowa, on Saturday, March 18, 2023. Michigan won the Big Ten women’s gymnastics title with a score of 198.000.

Q&A | Karina Muñoz, UI gymnast, speaks with The Daily Iowan

Kenna Roering, Sports Editor January 23, 2024

The Daily Iowan: What’s your favorite type of music? Karina Muñoz: That’s very hard. There’s a lot of music genres that I listen to. I love listening to Spanish music.  There’s like different...

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