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Gophers finish 5th at Big Ten meet

May 2, 2010

The Minnesota rowing team advanced to one Grand Final and came in fifth place Saturday at the Big Ten championship in Laingsburg, Mich. Wisconsin won the title with 148 points, compared to the GophersâÄô...

Russell ends career with 21st-place finish in NCAA qualifier

April 25, 2010

Senior Alexis Russell represented the Minnesota womens gymnastics team for the last time Thursday night at the NCAA championships in Gainesville, Fla. Russell finished 21st in the all-around in the qualifying...

Russell hopes to end career on high note

April 21, 2010

Gymnastics has been a part of senior Alexis RussellâÄôs life since she was two-and-a-half years old, and now the national-qualifying gymnast is moving on with her life. After competing in the NCAA...

Storer makes All-America; Gophers exit early again

April 18, 2010

Heading into the NCAA championship, the No. 7 Minnesota menâÄôs gymnastics team needed at least a third-place finish to advance to the final meet, but the team fell short. The Gophers made an early...

Led by Fortunato, Gophers head to N.Y. for NCAA meet

April 14, 2010

The No. 7 Minnesota menâÄôs gymnastics team hopes to forget its lackluster fifth-place performance April 2 at the Big Ten Championship as they prepare their routines for this weekendâÄôs...

Gophers take 4th, Russell advances

April 11, 2010

After a challenging 2010 season, the No. 25 Minnesota womenâÄôs gymnastics teamâÄôs season came to a close Saturday after a close fourth-place finish (195.0) in the NCAA Columbia Regional...

Women head to Missouri for NCAA Regionals

April 7, 2010

The No. 25 womenâÄôs Gophers gymnastics team hopes this weekendâÄôs meet in Columbia, Mo., wonâÄôt be the last one of the season. MinnesotaâÄôs performance at SaturdayâÄôs...

Men fall short at conference meet

April 4, 2010

The Gophers menâÄôs gymnastics team entered this weekend with high hopes of winning the Big Ten championships, but a below-average performance landed the team in fifth place. No. 6 Minnesota finished...

No. 6 Minn. hoping to claim top Big Ten honors

March 31, 2010

The No. 6 Gophers menâÄôs gymnastics team has had an extra week to prepare to bring its best performance to the Big Ten championship April 2 and 3 in Columbus, Ohio. Minnesota head coach Mike Burns...

Gophers tie for fourth as Michigan takes crown

March 28, 2010

Despite tying their season-high score of 195.35 at the Big Ten championships, the Gophers womenâÄôs gymnastics team could only manage a fourth-place tie with Michigan State on Saturday in Columbus,...

Fortunato a Nissen-Emery Finalist

March 24, 2010

University of Minnesota's senior gymnast Aaron Fortunato has been named a Nissen-Emery finalist, which is considered the "Heisman Trophy" of gymnastics, and is presented at the NCAA Championships. Fortunato...

Women set to land at Big Ten meet

March 24, 2010

Now that the regular season has come to a close, the Gophers womenâÄôs gymnastics team turns its attention to the Big Ten championships. Minnesota consistently improved in recent weeks and seeks...

Men win top-10 battle with Nebraska and Iowa

March 21, 2010

The No. 6 Gophers menâÄôs gymnastics team put up its second-best score of the season in Lincoln, Neb., Saturday night , amassing 352.15 points to top No. 9 NebraskaâÄôs 350.55 and No. 10...

Emotions starting to run high for seniors

March 10, 2010

The end of the season is approaching sooner than anticipated for the Gophers menâÄôs and womenâÄôs gymnastics squads, especially for the seniors. The men will hold their last home meet...

Men, women continue improvements but lose to top-notch teams

March 7, 2010

The No. 22 Minnesota womenâÄôs gymnastics team moved up 11 spots in the NCAA rankings last week and continued its improvement despite losing a dual against No. 8 Arkansas Saturday night at the...

Men, women fall in road meets with ranked teams

February 28, 2010

After a disappointing meet in Ann Arbor, Mich. two weeks ago, the Gophers womenâÄôs gymnastics team went back to the drawing board and figured out how to improve its scores on the road against...

Gophers claim second place at Big Ten meet

February 21, 2010

After earning 572.5 points at the Big Ten Championship, the No. 10 Gophers womenâÄôs swimming and diving team earned second place , an equal finish to the 2009 meet. Pulling off the win was No....

Women finish in second place at Big Ten Championship

February 21, 2010

After adding two more event titles on Saturday, the No. 10 Gophers women's swimming and diving team finished  the Big Ten Championship in second place in West Lafayette, Ind. Minnesota put up 572.5...

Women now in second place heading into final day

February 20, 2010

The No. 10 Minnesota women's swimming and diving team is now in second place with 418.5 points in West Lafayette, Ind. after the third day of the Big Ten Championship. Indiana is now in the lead again...

Women in first place at Big Ten Championship

February 19, 2010

After the second night of the Big Ten Championship, the No. 10 Minnesota women's swimming and diving team is in first place. The Gophers ended the second day with two event titles, which is a Big Ten Championship...

Women start Big Ten Championship with a bang

February 18, 2010

No. 10 Minnesota women's swimming and diving team is currently in 2nd place after two events on the first day of the Big Ten Championship, in West Lafayette, Ind. Indiana earned 1st place on the first...

Men, women fall to Big Ten foes in weekend duals

February 14, 2010

The Gophers womenâÄôs gymnastics team ended with some disappointing scores Saturday, falling to Big Ten rival No. 13 Michigan in Ann Arbor. Michigan protected itâÄôs home floor, defeating...

Gophers women hold up as Minnesota’s best

February 8, 2010

Back at home for the first time since its finest performance of the season against Michigan State, the Minnesota womenâÄôs gymnastics team was ready to show that it is the best in the state. The...