Lindenwood Home Opener State of Missouri Meet - Sunday Jan. 15 - 3 p.m. - Hyland Arena

Season Opener - Jan. 8 in DeKalb, ill.

Team Standings

  1. Northern Illinois - 194.825
  2. Iowa - 194.200
  3. Western Michigan - 193.250
  4. Lindenwood - 192.075

Lindenwood recorded its second-highest score for a season opener

Award Winner

Katey Oswalt was named the MIC Specialist of the Week after recording a 9.750 on the floor, the highest mark by a Lady Lion at the event.

The Return

Kierstin Sokolowski returned from last season's injury and led or tied for the team-highs on the vault, bars, and beam.

Collegiate debuts

Six Lindenwood gymnasts made their collegiate debuts in the Northern Illinois Quad Meet, and those six gymnasts made up nine of the team's 24 routines on the day. Breanna Franklin had the highest score among that group with a 9.675 on the vault.

This Week's Featured Gymnasts

Four freshmen competed in last week's competition, and will have their first experience at Hyland Arena this Sunday.

Katie Bailey

Fishers, Ind.

  • Competed in the bars last week
  • A 2015 JO National Qualifier
  • 2015 Region 5 and Indiana Bars Champion

Taylor Colwell

Plainedge, N.Y.

  • Competed in the beam and floor last week
  • A State, Regional, and National Qualifier
  • A Level 10 State Bars Champion

Breanna Franklin

Regina, Saskatchewan

  • Competed in the vault and beam last week
  • Saskatchewan All-Around Champion from 2014-2016
  • Eighth on the Vault, Beam, Floor, and All-Around at the 2016 Canadian National Championships

Ryan Henry

Oklahoma City, Okla.

  • Competed in the bars and floor last week
  • 2016 Level 10 State Champion
  • Finished third on the beam and floor, and fourth on the bars and all-around at the 2016 regional championships
  • A 2015-2016 JO National Qualifier

This Week's Opponents

University of Missouri

  • Conference - SEC
  • 2017 National Ranking - 6th
  • 2017 High Score - 196.225
  • Series vs. Lindenwood - Mizzou leads 7-0

Southeast Missouri State University

  • Conference - MIC
  • Final 2016 National Ranking - 55th
  • Series vs. Lindenwood - Lindenwood leads 5-4

Up Next:

Lindenwood at Southeast Missouri

Jan. 20 - 6:30 p.m. - Cape Girardeau, Mo.


Don Adams Jr. and Terry Simpson

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