1996-97 Gymnastics

1996-97 Season

Schedule | Roster

The Gusties were in the thick of the race for a national championship bid until the final day of the regular season. Unfortunately, the team finished the season ranked ninth in average team score at 140.11, just .3 of a point out of eighth place and a spot in the national meet.

The good news was that four individuals qualified for the national championships including Katie Kortuem in the all-around, Emily Pohland in the uneven bars and vault, Arlene Bertoni in the floor exercise and Kristin Beard in the balance beam.


Date Opponent Time/Score
January 11 U of M Invitational 4th out of 4, 136.05 pts
January 15 UW-LACROSSE Cancelled
January 17 Hamline L 137.375-137.65
January 31 UW-River Falls W 135-128.475
February 8 UW-WHITEWATER W 136-121.1
February 15 UW-LaCrosse & UW-Oshkosh 2nd out of 3, 140.875 pts
February 21 Winona L 172.475-182.575
March 1 Hamline L 142.075-146.75
March 20-22 NCGA National Meet @
LaCrosse, Wisconsin


Name Class Hometown
Carina Albano First Year Burlington, MA
Kristi Beard SO Deephaven
Arlene Bertoni SR Chicago, IL
Christie Chilian SR Garfield
Kristi Edmondson SR Plainfield
Jennifer Guider First Year Moundsview
Shari Haaland SO Arden Hills
Gina Herzberg First Year Madison Lake
Sara Jones SO Apple Valley
Gwen Kelly JR Golden Valley
Kristine Klopp SO Madison, WI
Kathryn Kortuem First Year Madison Lake
Kirsten Kratz First Year North Oaks
Tara Makowskyj First Year Schaumburg, IL
Heidi Marshall First Year Littleton, CO
Sara McKiernan First Year Winnetka, IL
Kristen Nelson First Year Roseville
Sarah Nelson SR Centuria, WI
Kathryn Nelson First Year Redwood Falls
Karen Ostergaard First Year Glenview, IL
Kari Petrasek SO Mandan, ND
Emily Pohland JR Bloomington
Kimberly Serino First Year Ft. Collins, CO
Maura Shuttleworth JR Moses Lake, WA
Becky Snyder SO Wadena