Freshman Lexy Ramler was the only Minnesota gymnast in action at the NCAA Championships. Fans and family in attendance witnessed Ramler earn a second team All-American honor on beam. Ramler earned a score of 9.8875 and finished sixth in that event on Friday.
The white board inside Cooke Hall Gymnasium has Minnesota's goals for the season written on it. Since their fifth-place finish at the Big Ten championships, the Gophers made one of those goals to finish among the top three at the NCAA championships.
Freshman Lexy Ramler was anxious heading into her first NCAA Regionals on April 7. Her nerves, however, didn't get in the way of her performance. She qualified for the NCAA championships in the regionals for the all-around, as the only Minnesota gymnast to qualify this season.
Though the team's season is underway, commodore Bailey Adkins said it's tough to sail in cold and snowy conditions. The club took a trip to Florida during the University's spring break in April to prepare for the season.
The Gophers came in fifth place with a score of 405.450 after the team headed in ranked first among Big Ten teams and second in the country. Illinois won the Championships for the first time since 2012.
Minnesota was backed by a home crowd of more than 4,000 people at Maturi Pavilion, but the team could not clinch a berth in the NCAA championships.
Of the 787 student-athletes listed on the Gophers Sports roster page, 87 are enrolled in business majors. That makes business the most popular major for student athletes.
No. 2 Minnesota has been waiting for the Big Ten Championships for months. As anticipation builds, the Gophers hope to win the Big Ten title for the 22nd time in program history.
Minnesota men's swimming and diving hosted the NCAA Championships, for the first time since 2011, at Jean K Freeman Aquatic Center. The result after the meet ended Saturday was the highest finish the Gophers have had since they last hosted the event.
The Gophers finished first with a score of 419.100, the highest score the team has earned this season, in Lincoln, Nebraska on Saturday.