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Warhawks gymnastics wins fourth national title

Sophomore all-around champion Lisa O'Donnell poses during her floor routine at a home meet earlier this year. Photo by Sierra High

Connor Moore, Copy Editor

April 6, 2017

The UW-Whitewater gymnastics team traveled to UW-Stout the weekend of Friday, March 31 and and came back home soaring high as 2017 National Collegiate Gymnastics Association National Champions. The team, who concluded the team championships on Friday with a total team score of 191.000, are now fo...

Gymnasts dismantle UW-Oshkosh

Gymnasts dismantle UW-Oshkosh

Maddie Drain, Staff Writer

February 21, 2017

The UW-Whitewater gymnastics team (7-0) took down UW-Oshkosh 192.400-184.425 in the WIAC competition Feb. 18, earning the third highest score in program history. Sophomore Lisa O’Donnell won the vault, the uneven parallel bars, and the floor exercise to lead the team. O’Donnell placed first all-ar...

Gymnasts win four team meet

Gymnasts win four team meet

Bailey Johnston, Staff Writer

February 21, 2017

Feb. 15, 2017 The UW-Whitewater gymnastics team remained undefeated after the Feb. 10 Harley Davidson Meet featuring four teams at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee. The ’Hawks earned the victory with a score of 188.900 while competing against Division-I, Southeast Missouri State University (187.5...

Gymnasts prepare for D-I opponents

Josh Sinclair, Senior Staff Writer

February 9, 2017

Feb. 1, 2017 The UW-Whitewater gymnastics team tallied its third straight win, defeating UW-Eau Claire 189.300-186.475 on Jan. 28 at home. The Warhawks’ team score ranks 20th in the program record book, and it added a top-10 mark as a team on the parallel uneven bars (47.925, 7th). “It is gre...

Gymnasts keep dominating

April 4, 2016

By Josh Sinclair March 30, 2016 Three athletes from the UW-Whitewater gymnastics team won individual national titles at the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association Individual Finals in New York over the weekend of March 18-20. For the eighth-straight year, the Whitewater gymnastics team finished in the top...

Warhawks write name in the record books

Warhawks write name in the record books

February 19, 2016

Column by Kali Schmieding Feb. 17, 2016 The UW-Whitewater gymnastics team continued its strong start this season with a win over rival UW-Oshkosh in a WIAC dual meet on Saturday, bringing the team to 3-0 in the conference. The ’Hawks total score was 190.600, the sixth-highest score in program history...

Four-time champ recognized again

Four-time champ recognized again

May 6, 2015

May 6, 2015 By Connor Moore In a year that saw UW-Whitewater gymnast and sophomore Katie Fiorilli earn an impressive list of accolades and accomplishments, yet another one gets added on as Fiorilli, by a significant amount, was voted the 2014-15 Royal Purple Female Athlete of the Year. Softball pitche...

Young star leads gymnasts

Young star leads gymnasts

April 8, 2015

April 8, 2015 By Connor Moore Two-time National Collegiate Gymnastics Association (NCGA) Division III all-around national champion, two-time Co-NCGA West Region Gymnast of the Year, two-time NCAA Regional qualifier, four career individual national titles, an abundance of WIAC honors and several places...

Fiorilli wins three titles

Fiorilli wins three titles

April 1, 2015

April 1, 2015 By Connor Moore The UW-Whitewater Gymnastics team traveled to La Crosse for the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association Division III Championships, and tied for second on March 27. The Warhawks, who tied with Ursinus College (PA), tallied a team score of 191.225. The total was...

‘Hawks headed to postseason

'Hawks headed to postseason

March 4, 2015

March 4, 2015 By Connor Moore The UW-Whitewater gymnastics team closed out the regular season beating UW-Oshkosh 189.650-186.950 on Feb 28 in its final home meet of the season. Five Warhawk gymnasts won individual events in the meet. Head coach Jennifer Regan gave her thoughts on the meet. “I...

Warhawks remain undefeated

February 25, 2015

Feb. 25, 2015 By Connor Moore The UW-Whitewater gymnastics team traveled to UW-La Crosse on Feb. 20, beating the Eagles 185.575-185.025. Sophomore Katie Fiorilli took the top spot in three events, including the all-around competition. The other two top performances came on the vault and on the...

‘Hawks gymnasts motor past Division-I teams

February 18, 2015

Feb. 18, 2015 By Connor Moore The Warhawk gymnastics team hosted and won the Harley Davidson Meet Feb. 13 in Milwaukee against Winona State University and Division I Anchorage-Alaska. The team recorded its fifth-best total, posting a 190.575 to Alaska-Anchorage’s 189.050 and Winona State’s 183.975. Along...

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