Southeast Missouri at Iowa
Friday, March 2, 2018
7 p.m., CT
Iowa City, Iowa
SEMO leads the All-Time Series 18-10
Coaches: Brittney Emmons
(Second Season, First as HC);
Larissa Libby (18th Season, 14th as HC)
Live Stats: SIDEARM
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Meet Notes: Southeast Missouri
Friday Night Dual at Iowa
Southeast Missouri women's gymnastics (4-11, 2-4 MIC) travels north to Iowa City, Iowa, for a Friday night dual with the Iowa Hawkeyes (5-5, 3-2) of the Big Ten at 7 p.m., CT.
Looking at the Opponent
Iowa ranks 30th in the nation with a Regional Qualifying Score of 195.465. The Hawkeyes are 22nd on beam (48.960), 33rd on floor (48.990) and 36th on both vault (48.795) and bars (48.775). Iowa enters the dual after a close loss to Southern Utah, 195.850-195.775. Nikki Youd and Nicole Chow tied for first on beam with scores of 9.900. Lanie Snyder took the floor title with a 9.900. Chow finished second in the all-around with a 39.175, while Charlotte Sullivan placed third with a 39.025. The Hawkeyes are averaging a 48.897 in 2018.
TWU Quad Recap
Southeast recorded a season-high team score of 193.675 Sunday at Texas Woman's quad meet at Kitty Magee Arena. The Redhawks finished third in the meet as the quad host, Pioneers, placed first with a team score of 194.675. Bridgeport was second with a 194.275 and Centenary rounded out the quad with a 191.825.
The Redhawks also posted a season-best score on beam with a 48.725. McKinzie Jones
earned third on beam with a 9.800. Michael Sanders
added a personal-best score of 9.750 for second on the team. Mackenzie Slee
, Alana Fischer
and Megan Dennis
of Lewisville, Texas, tied for third with identical scores of 9.725. The score was a career-high for Slee and matched personal-bests for Fischer and Dennis.
finished second on vault (9.775) and bars (career-best 9.850). McKenna Stanley
hit a career-best floor routine in her home state with a 9.675. Kenna Skepnek
made her Redhawks debut with an 8.950 on floor. Slee and Sanders were second on Southeast on vault with career-best scores of 9.675. Samantha Gallet
added a personal-high score on bars of 9.775. Fischer also posted a career best with a 9.750 on bars. Allyson Bell
competed in her first meet in 2018 and had a score of 9.000 on bars.
Stanley posted a fifth place finish in the all-around competition with a score of 37.025. Stanley's highest scores were 9.675 on bars and floor.
Centenary Dual Recap
The Redhawks were edged by Centenary, 191.175-191.050, on Friday to open their road trip to Louisiana and Texas. Alexis Brawner
won the vault title with a score of 9.775 and then claimed the bars title with a 9.800. McKinzie Jones
matched her season-high score on balance beam of 9.800 to win the event title.
matched her personal-best score of 9.675 on bars. Mackenzie Slee
had a 9.650 vault for a career best score. Samantha Gallet
matched her personal high on vault of a 9.600. McKenna Stanley
tied her career-best floor score of 9.625. Michael Sanders
competed on floor for the first time in her Redhawks career and posted a 9.575. Megan Dennis
was third overall at the dual with a career-best beam score of 9.725.
50 Career Titles for Brawner
won the vault title with a score of 9.775 and then claimed the bars title with a 9.800 on Friday at Centenary to eclipse 50 event titles (14 in 2018) in her Redhawks career.
Adams and Brawner Earn MIC Honors
Freshman Gabrielle Adams
and Alexis Brawner
both nabbed MIC Weekly honors on Wednesday, Feb. 21. Adams was named MIC Newcomer of the Week and Brawner earned MIC Performance of the Week. This is the first time SEMO gymnastics has earned two MIC weekly awards in the same week since Ashley Thomas
(Gymnast of the Week) and McKinzie Jones
(Specialist of the Week) recorded the feat on Jan. 13, 2016.
Adams earned MIC Newcomer of the Week after she won her first-career event title on Sunday against UIC at Houck Field House. Adams posted a personal-best score of 9.800 on vault in the opening rotation to claim the event title. She also added a 9.700 floor routine in the final rotation for Southeast.
Brawner garnered MIC Performance of the Week laurels after she posted a score of 9.875 on floor to win the title on Sunday versus UIC. She received a 9.85 from the first judge and a 9.90 from the second judge to secure the title. The event title was Brawner's 48th in her career and 12th amassed in 2018. She also added a 9.700 on vault in the dual with the Flames and competed on bars.
Brawner Named MIC Gymnast of the Week
earned MIC Gymnast of the Week honors on Wednesday, Jan. 31 after she won individual titles in five of six events in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Brawner won floor (9.900), vault (9.825) and bars (9.800) at Penn and then took first in vault (9.800) and floor (9.875) and finished third on bars (9.75) in a quad meet at Temple with Ithaca and Cornell. The award marks the sixth career MIC honor for Brawner and her first in 2018. She is also the second Redhawk to win a MIC Weekly honor this season.
Bates Wins MIC Newcomer of the Week
Freshman Lindsey Bates
was named the MIC Newcomer of the Week on Wednesday, Jan. 17 after she won her first two career all-around titles against Illinois State (38.950 on 1/12/18) and Lindenwood (38.250 on 1/15/18).
First Win of 2018
The Redhawks earned their first win in 2018 when the team edged fellow MIC school, Illinois State, 193.300-191.175 on Friday, Jan. 12 in their home opener at Houck Field House. Acting head coach Brittney Emmons
recorded her first career victory as head coach at the dual. Alexis Brawner
won vault with a score of 9.775 and took the floor title with a 9.825. Brawner also tied with Lindsey Bates
for the title on bars with Illinois State's Alyssa Wiggle with scores of 9.725. Bates also tied for first on beam with ISU's Gabrielle Cooke with a 9.700 and won her first career all-around crown with a personal-best 38.950.
The Redhawks are relatively young with seven freshmen and five sophomores. Top returners for Southeast include 2017 MIC All-Around and Vault Champion, Alexis Brawner
, McKenna Stanley
along with juniors Allyson Bell
and McKinzie Jones
. Brawner also earned MIC Gymnast of the Year in 2016 and represented SEMO at the NCAA Regionals in the all-around competition the past two seasons.
2017 in Review
SEMO placed fifth at the MIC Championship in 2017 behind Lindenwood, Texas Woman's, Illinois State and Illinois-Chicago. The Redhawks will look to improve on their 8-16 overall record. Southeast had a team regional qualifying score of 192.330.
Southeast returns to Cape Girardeau, Missouri, for its home finale on Friday, March 9 at 6:30 p.m. against Centenary. The Redhawks will recognize seniors Alexis Brawner
and McKenna Stanley
. The dual is also a Disney-Themed Meet with the first 250 fans receiving Disney-Themed T-shirts. The first 100 kids will also receive glow wands. Fans also have the chance to enter to win the best seat in the house by dressing up as Disney characters.