The GymHawks have been under head coach Larissa Libby’s guidance for the last 12 seasons. They appeared as a team at nationals in 2003 and 2004, and in 2016, they finished the year ranked 18th after placing fifth at the Big Ten Championship, qualifying to NCAA regionals and sending Mollie Drenth to the NCAA National Championships. The GymHawks have qualified to regionals as a team eight times out of the last nine years and frequently send individuals to nationals. The most notable former gymnast of the program is Houry Gebeshian who competed at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, representing Armenia—a first for both her and the small nation.

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Past and future rosters

NameYearHometownClub GymSocial Media
Misty-Jade CarlsonJrPortland, Ore.Gymnastics EastTwitter | Instagram
Erin CastleFrBoone, IowaTriad GymnasticsTwitter | Instagram
Nicole ChowJrPort Cquitlam, BCTAG Sports CenterTwitter | Instagram
Breanna FitzkeSoWest Allis, Wis.Scamps GymnasticsTwitter | Instagram
Emma HartzlerFrMarion, IowaIowa Gymnastics AcademyTwitter | Instagram
Sydney HoganJrWaterloo, IowaCedar Valley GymnasticsTwitter | Instagram
Clair KajiSoVancouver, BCFlicka GymnasticsTwitter | Instagram
Maddie KampschroederFrPrairie Village, Kan.Fuzion Gymnastics CenterTwitter | Instagram
Annie KustoffSoSan Antonio, TexasAerial AthleticsTwitter | Instagram
Gina LealSoGlastonbury, Conn.JAGTwitter | Instagram
Annabelle MosierFrNiwot, Colo.Airborne Gymnastics and DanceTwitter | Instagram
Maria OrtizJrFort Myers, Fla.Coast Elite Gymnastics AcademyTwitter | Instagram
Rose PiorkowskiJrPanama City, Fla.Alabama Elite GymnasticsTwitter | Instagram
Jori RobertsonSrIowa City, IowaIowa Gym-NestTwitter | Instagram
Ashley Breanna SmithFrWaycross, Ga.TNT GymnasticsTwitter | Instagram
Lanie SnyderSrOmaha, Neb.Nebraska Gold GymnasticsTwitter | Instagram
Charlotte SullivanSoChristchurch, New ZealandChristchurch School of GymTwitter | Instagram
Nikki YoudSrPanama City, Fla.Gymnastics PlusTwitter | Instagram
Melissa ZurawskiSrDarien, Ill.Balance Institute of GymnasticsTwitter | Instagram


Larissa Libby | Head Coach | 14th (18th) Season | Twitter
Jennifer Green| Assistant Coach | Third Season
Vince Smurro | Assistant Coach | Second Season | Twitter

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