Cyclones Finish 2014 With A Top-25 Ranking
AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State gymnastics team (8-13 overall, 2-2 Big 12) finished the 2014 season ranked No. 21 nationally by GymInfo. The Cyclones came on strong when it mattered most, putting up their two best scores of the season in their final two meets at the Big 12 Championship and the NCAA Regional.
The final team rankings are done according to each team’s National Qualifying Score (NQS), which is a team’s NCAA Regional score and their Final RQS added together. The Cyclones’ final NQS of 391.150 tied them for the No. 21 slot with Kentucky.
Iowa State came into the 2014 Big 12 Championship with their season hanging in the balance, as they had yet to secure one of the 36 bids to a regional competition. The Cyclones responded by posting a 196.650, their highest score of the season and the highest score for an Iowa State team since 2007.
Camille Santerre-Gervais was one of the individual highlights of the meet, as she took home the Big 12 uneven bars crown with a score of 9.95. Caitlin Brown (all-around) and Milan Ivory and Henrietta Green (floor) also joined Santerre-Gervais on the All-Big 12 Championship team by placing in the top-3 of their respective events.
The Cyclones then took third out of six teams at the Baton Rouge, La. regional with a score of 196.350, falling just one spot short of qualifying the NCAA Championships as a team. Iowa State did have representation at the NCAA Championships, however, as Brown, a junior, qualified for the all-around competition with a career-high score of 39.400. Brown closed the season for Cyclones with a 39.075 at the NCAA meet, including a 9.850 on the floor exercise.