March 18, 2014
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Junior Sydney Hoerr of the University of Iowa women's gymnastics team has been named second team All-Big Ten, the conference announced Tuesday. All-conference teams are determined by regional qualifying scores.
"This conference is very tough," said UI head coach Larissa Libby. "To be acknowledged for your body of work is a special accomplishment."
Hoerr, an Academic All-Big Ten honoree, is a junior from Bloomington, Ill. She was named to the 2014 Big Ten Gymnasts to Watch List in December.
Hoerr has registered Iowa's individual season bests on the uneven bars (9.900 at Iowa State, March 7) and floor exercise (9.875 at Georgia, Jan. 20) this season. She has competed in all 11 meets, while competing in the all-around in six competitions. Hoerr leads Iowa on the bars with a regional qualifying score of 9.855, tying for 54th nationally.
Iowa will continue action at the 2014 Big Ten Women's Gymnastics Championships on Saturday at Rec Hall on the campus of Penn State in University Park, Pa.
Based on the results of two Big Ten quad meets last weekend, teams were placed in one of two sessions for Saturday's conference championships. Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State will compete in the first session at 11 a.m. (CT), while the evening session begins at 4 p.m. and will feature Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska and Penn State.
BTN will provide live coverage of both sessions.