2015 Gymnastics News

  • SAMPSON, SCHMEISS SHINE AT JUNIOR OLYMPICS
    May 22, 2015
    A pair of incoming Sacramento State gymnasts ended their club careers with strong performances at the Junior Olympic National Championships last week in Des Moines, Iowa. Jackie Sampson and Lauren Schmeiss, who will both be freshmen with the Hornets in the fall, each finished among the top 10 in an event.
  • RANDY SOLORIO NAMED INTERIM HEAD COACH FOR 2016 SEASON
    May 11, 2015
    Longtime Sacramento State assistant gymnastics coach Randy Solorio will be elevated to interim head coach for the 2015-16 season, it was announced today by Director of Athletics Bill Macriss.
  • SEVEN GYMNASTS EARN ACADEMIC ALL-MPSF HONORS
    April 16, 2015
    Seven Sacramento State gymnasts earned Mountain Pacific Sports Federation all-academic honors, it was announced today by Executive Director Al Beaird. To earn a spot on the all-academic team, a gymnast must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or better, must be at least a sophomore academically and have competed in over 50 percent of her team's meets.
  • BENNING CONCLUDES SEASON AT BERKELEY REGIONAL
    April 04, 2015
    Sacramento State junior Cassie Benning scored 9.750 on bars to tie for 25th place at the NCAA Berkeley Regional on Saturday night at Haas Pavilion.
  • BENNING PREPARES FOR REGIONALS AT CAL
    April 03, 2015
    Sacramento State junior Cassie Benning will have her season continue on Saturday, April 4, when she competes at the Berkeley Regional at Haas Pavilion.The meet will mark the first NCAA Regional appearance for Benning during her collegiate career.
  • HUGHES, SOLORIO, RICE EARN MPSF YEARLY AWARDS
    March 23, 2015
    The Sacramento State gymnastics program claimed three of the four Mountain Pacific Sports Federation yearly honors it was announced today. Head coach Kim Hughes was named the MPSF Coach of the Year. Randy Solorio was the Assistant Coach of the Year and Lauren Rice was the Newcomer of the Year.
  • GYMNASTICS FINISHES THIRD AT MPSF CHAMPIONSHIPS
    March 21, 2015
    Sophomore Julia Konner finished second in the all-around and had three other top four finishes on individual events to lead Sacramento State at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Gymnastics Championships on Saturday at the Alaska Airlines Center.
  • GYMNASTICS SHOOTS FOR ANOTHER MPSF TITLE ON SATURDAY
    March 20, 2015
    Following a record-setting performance in its home finale, the Sacramento State gymnastics team will look to recreate its postseason magic when it competes in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships on Saturday, March 21, in Anchorage, Alaska. The meet will be held in the Alaska Airlines Center which is in its first season of operation.
  • GYMNASTICS SETS SCHOOL RECORD, 196.000, IN HOME FINALE
    March 15, 2015
    The Sacramento State gymnastics team ended its home season in historic fashion, scoring a school record 196.000 on a day when the team honored its three seniors and retiring head coach Kim Hughes. Utah State won the meet with a 196.325.
  • GYMNASTICS HOSTS SENIOR DAY, HUGHES' LAST MEET ON SUNDAY
    March 14, 2015
    Hornets to take on Utah State at 2 p.m. in The Nest.
  • HUGHES MEMORIES NOS. 9 AND 10
    March 13, 2015
    Three straight NCAA Regional appearances and a memorable postseason run complete Kim Hughes' 10 memories.
  • HUGHES MEMORIES NOS. 7 AND 8
    March 12, 2015
    Six conference titles in three leagues over eight years.
  • RICE NAMED MPSF NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK FOR THIRD TIME
    March 11, 2015
    Sacramento State freshman Lauren Rice earned her third Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Newcomer of the Week award this season, it was announced today. Rice totaled 39.150 in the all-around in a four-team meet at San Jose State on Sunday, surpassing her previous best of 39.050. The freshman opened with a 9.725 but scored at least 9.800 on her final three meets. Her vault score of 9.800 equaled her season best and tied her for eighth place in the meet. Rice also scored 9.800 on bars to tie for fourth place overall before setting a career best on beam with a 9.825 which tied her for second place.
  • HUGHES MEMORIES NOS. 5 AND 6
    March 11, 2015
    Postseason success and the first 195-point team are the latest flashbacks.
  • HUGHES MEMORIES NOS. 3 AND 4
    March 10, 2015
    A group of all-arounders and a title stretch are the latest memories.
  • HUGHES MEMORIES NOS. 1 AND 2
    March 09, 2015
    Sacramento State head gymnastics coach Kim Hughes will have his final home meet on Sunday before retiring after 34 years as the team’s head coach and 38 with the program. Leading up to the meet, Hughes has selected 10 of his favorite memories from his tenure.
  • GYMNASTICS SETS SEASON HIGH WITH 195.050 AT SAN JOSE STATE QUAD
    March 08, 2015
    The Sacramento State gymnastics team scored a season-high 195.050 and received a career best effort from freshman Lauren Rice in the all-around on Sunday in a four-team meet at The Events Center on the San Jose State campus. Utah State finished first in the meet with a total of 195.750. The Aggies were followed by SJSU (195.675), the Hornets and Seattle Pacific (194.025).
  • GYMNASTICS FACES SJSU, SPU AND UTAH STATE ON SUNDAY
    March 07, 2015
    The Sacramento State gymnastics team will compete in its final road meet of the regular season when it travels to San Jose State for a four-team which also includes Utah State and Seattle Pacific. The meet will take place on Sunday at 2 p.m. in The Events Center.
  • GYMNASTICS TIES FOR SECOND AT UC DAVIS TRI-MEET
    February 27, 2015
    The Sacramento State gymnastics team scored at least 48.000 on all four rotations and finished with a total of 194.150 to tie for second place in a three-team meet at The Pavilion on the UC Davis campus on Friday night. The host Aggies won the meet with a 194.725. The Hornets and Central Michigan tied for second.
  • GYMNASTICS TRAVELS ACROSS CAUSEWAY FOR FOUR-TEAM MEET
    February 26, 2015
    The Sacramento State gymnastics team will continue its stretch of four-team road meets when it heads across the Causeway to compete at UC Davis on Friday night at 7 p.m. The meet will also include 24th-ranked Central Michigan and No. 27 Iowa.
  • GYMNASTICS SCORES 194.150 AT UCLA QUAD MEET
    February 21, 2015
    The Sacramento State gymnastics team scored 194.150 — its best score in nearly a month — and finished in third place in a four-team meet hosted by UCLA on Saturday. The No. 9 Bruins finished first with a total of 197.050 to upset No. 7 Nebraska (196.650). Bridgeport was fourth with a total of 192.575.
  • GYMNASTICS FACES PAIR OF TOP 10 TEAMS ON SATURDAY AT UCLA
    February 20, 2015
    Sacramento State will compete on the road for the first time in the month of February when it heads south for a four-team meet at Pauley Pavilion on Saturday at 4 p.m. The meet will be hosted by No. 9 UCLA and will also include No. 7 Nebraska and Bridgeport.
  • GYMNASTICS FALLS TO SAN JOSE STATE
    February 13, 2015
    The Sacramento State gymnastics team set a season high on vault and had 10 individual career bests during the meet but was not able to take down San Jose State in a dual meet on Friday night at The Nest. The Spartans scored 195.125 while the Hornets finished the meet with a 192.850.
  • GYMNASTICS CONTINUES HOMESTAND AGAINST SJSU ON FRIDAY
    February 12, 2015
    The Sacramento State gymnastics team will host San Jose State on Friday, Feb. 13, at The Nest. The meet will begin at 7 p.m.
  • KONNER'S CAREER NIGHT LEADS GYMNASTICS TO 193.575
    February 06, 2015
    Julia Konner scored career bests in all three of her events and Cassie Benning finished first on bars and floor but Sacramento State couldn't overcome a fall on beam in a 194.625-193.575 loss to No. 27 George Washington on Friday night at The Nest.
  • GYMNASTICS FACES GW IN THINK PINK MEET
    February 05, 2015
    The Sacramento State gymnastics team will host the first of back-to-back home meets when it welcomes George Washington to The Nest on Friday, Feb. 6. The meet against the Colonials will start at 7 p.m.
  • GYMNASTICS FINISHES THIRD AT OREGON STATE
    January 30, 2015
    Junior Cassie Benning tied for third on bars with a career high 9.875 but the Sacramento State gymnastics team could not overcome a rough start at Oregon State on Friday night. The Hornets scored 193.200 and finished third out of four teams.
  • GYMNASTICS HEADS TO OREGON STATE FOR FOUR TEAM MEET
    January 29, 2015
    Fresh off its highest score of the season, Sacramento State will head north for a four-team meet hosted by Oregon State on Friday, Jan. 30, at Gill Coliseum. Along with the Hornets and the 10th-ranked Beavers, the meet will include No. 17 Washington and Div. III Hamline.
  • JUAREZ, RICE EARN MPSF WEEKLY AWARDS
    January 27, 2015
    Sacramento State freshmen Annie Juarez and Lauren Rice were recognized as the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation specialist and newcomer of the week, respectively, it was announced today.
  • GYMNASTICS SCORES SEASON HIGH IN CAUSEWAY VICTORY
    January 23, 2015
    Led by a career high 39.025 in the all-around from freshman Lauren Rice, the Sacramento State gymnastics team scored a season-high in a 194.925-194.800 victory over UC Davis on Friday night at The Nest. The score was also a season best for the Aggies.
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