COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The No. 20 Maryland gymnastics team will travel to Minnesota for a quad meet with Winona State, Northern Illinois and Minnesota this Saturday at 4 p.m.
- The Minnesota quad meet will have live results here and be streamed on BTN Plus.
LAST TIME OUT
- The Maryland gymnastics team’s underclassmen posted impressive performance when the Terps opened the 2018 season at the Little Boston Invitational last Friday. Temple won the meet with a 194.875, followed by New Hampshire (194.175), Maryland (194.100) and Towson (193.800).
- Eighteen of Maryland’s 25 counted scores came from underclassmen. Freshman Audrey Barber tied for first on uneven bars with a 9.875 and finished tied for second on balance beam with a 9.850. Fellow freshman Karrie Thomas earned the floor title with a 9.850.
- Beam was the strongest event for the Terps on Friday as the team earned a 48.925 and didn’t count a score under 9.700. Junior Shynelle Agaran anchored the team with a 9.825.
IN THE RANKINGS
- The Gym Terps opened the 2018 season ranked nationally at No. 20 overall with an average of 194.100. Maryland currently ranks 12th on beam and 14th on vault. The team is ranked third in the Big Ten.
- Individually, freshman Audrey Barber is ranked 18th with an average of 39.050, sophomore Alecia Farina is 25th with 38.975 and fellow sophomore Kirsten Peterman is 32nd with 38.850.
- Northern Illinois currently ranks No. 33.
- For complete rankings, visit roadtonationals.com.
SCOUTING THE WINONA WARRIORS
- The Warriors began their new season on Tuesday night by winning 182.350-180.725 over the University of Wisconsin-Stout.
- All-American Eboni Jackson won the all-around competition, beam (9.475) and vault (9.500). The junior place second on the bars and floor exercise.
SCOUTING THE MINNESOTA GOPHERS
- While the Gophers open their season with the Minnesota quad meet, they posted a team score of 192.900 at their annual intrasquad competition.
- Freshman Lexy Ramler led the Gophers, earning the top score on all four events. Ramler finished with an all-around score of 39.225.
- Last season, the Terps and Gophers competed against each other at the Maryland Quad meet where the Gophers edged the Terps, 194.900-192.350.
SCOUTING THE NIU HUSKIES
- The Huskies hosted their season season opener last week and came in third place against North Carolina State and the University of Illinois-Chicago. NC State won with an overall score of 194.025, UIC posted a 193.525 and the Huskies tailed with 192.600.
- Junior Anna Martucci scored a team-high of 9.800 on vault to tie for first, and senior Ashley Potts tied for first on bars with a 9.825.
TERPS TO APPEAR ON BTN
- The Maryland gymnastics team will be featured on the Big Ten Network when they go up against Iowa in the XFINITY Center on Thursday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m.
- Maryland will compete in one of two Big 5 meets in Michigan on Saturday, March 17.
- All Maryland home meets will be featured on BTN Plus.
FARINA, BARBER NAMED B1G GYMNASTS TO WATCH
- Sophomore Alecia Farina and freshman Audrey Barber were selected as Maryland's Big Ten Gymnasts to Watch in December.
- Farina is a returning all-around competitor who had a standout freshman season in 2017. One of Maryland's most well-rounded gymnasts as just a freshman last year, Farina holds a career-high 9.925 on floor and 9.900 on bars. She also holds a 9.850 personal best on vault and 9.800 on bars. The Broadview Heights, Ohio, native posted a 39.225 high score in the all-around in 2017.
- Barber is a member of one of the program’s top recruiting classes. She placed third at on vault, fourth on beam, 12th on floor and fourth in the all-around at the 2016 Junior Olympics and was also a three-time Junior Olympic national qualifier. Barber was named the 2016 Regional All-Around Champion and selected to the Region 7 All-Star team to compete in Germany.
- The Terps were picked to finish ninth in the annual Big Ten preseason coaches’ poll.