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The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

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The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

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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.

Jen Llewellyn named Iowa women’s gymnastics’ next head coach

Matt McGowan, Sports Reporter June 6, 2024

Less than one month after Larissa Libby’s resignation, the Iowa women’s gymnastics team has found a new head coach in Jen Llewellyn. The announcement Thursday marks the fifth head coach in program...

Iowa head coach Larissa Libby yells “Go Hawks” as the crowd wishes her a happy birthday 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. (Isabella Tisdale/The Daily Iowan)

Former Iowa women’s gymnastics coach Larissa Libby signs settlement after her resignation

Brad Schultz, Sports Reporter May 30, 2024

The university announced on Thursday that Libby had signed a settlement agreement as part of her resignation as head coach weeks after Iowa women's gymnastics coach Larissa Libby announced her resignation....

Iowa head coach Larissa Libby yells “Go Hawks” as the crowd wishes her a happy birthday 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. (Isabella Tisdale/The Daily Iowan)

Iowa women’s gymnastics head coach Larissa Libby resigns

Matt McGowan, Pregame Editor May 13, 2024

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.  Iowa women’s gymnastics head coach Larissa Libby resigned Friday, a little over a month after the University of Iowa launched an investigation...

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.

Four Iowa gymnasts conclude season in NCAA Regional

Jake Olson, Sports Reporter April 6, 2024

The Iowa women's gymnastics team sent four athletes to represent the program at the 2024 NCAA Regional in California on Friday. Iowa third-year Ilka Juk joined second-years Karina Muñoz, Bailey...

Iowa head coach Larissa Libby yells “Go Hawks” as the crowd wishes her a happy birthday 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. (Isabella Tisdale/The Daily Iowan)

Iowa Athletics to conduct independent review of women’s gymnastics program  

Kenna Roering, Sports Editor March 28, 2024

Iowa Athletics will conduct an independent review of the women’s gymnastics program, the department said in a release Thursday. "Recently, members of the team and staff brought forward concerns...

Iowa gymnast Karina Muñoz competes on the beam during a gymnastics meet between Iowa and Minnesota in Iowa City on Friday, Jan. 27, 2023. The Hawkeyes and the Gophers tied with each getting a 196.875.

Iowa gymnastics tops Sacramento State in California

Jake Olson, Sports Reporter March 3, 2024

The Iowa gymnastics team defeated Sacramento State, 196.025-194.900, Sunday afternoon in Sacramento, California.  Second-year Karina Muñoz led the way for the GymHawks, winning three of the four...

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 11, 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...

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