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Sac State women’s gymnastics team looks to finish season strong

Sac State sophomore Amber Koeth strikes a pose after finishing her routine on the bars Friday, Feb. 28 as her teammates cheer her on in the background at the Nest. The team hopes to place higher at MPSF Championships after placing fifth last season.

Jesse Tapia

March 5, 2020

With just two meets remaining in the regular season before the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships, the Sacramento State gymnastics squad just posted their highest team score of the season Friday. The team hit the season high score at the Nest against San Jose State with a 194.225. ...

Sac State gymnast Mariah York looks to bounce back from a heavily injured past

Mariah York poses next to the balance beam before a meet with Alaska Anchorage at the Nest on Sunday, Feb. 16. York has been battling injuries her whole collegiate career and will be out for her entire junior year following ankle surgery.

Jason Gallardo

February 18, 2020

Athletes tend to feel unstoppable during their prime; Sacramento State junior gymnast Mariah York was expected to be one of those athletes and a key contributor to this year's team but a string of injuries have kept her out of competition. York grew up in Queen Creek, Arizona and began her gymnastics ca...

Sac State gymnastics coach leads students in ballroom dance class

Gymnastics head coach Randy Solorio dances with senior kinesiology major Viktoriya Rizvanova in the ballroom dancing class Solorio teaches at Sacramento State. Solorio has been coaching gymnastics at Sac State since 1986.

Leslie Hicks

November 8, 2019

Randy Solorio’s first dance partner was his mother, and every time he dances the cha-cha today with his daughter, Solorio is taken back to his childhood, a generational connection he imparts on his ballroom dance students.  Sacramento State gymnastics head coach Solorio also teaches ballroom dance as par...

Sac State President shares his love for Hornet athletics

Robert Nelsen, president of Sacramento State, sits in his office in Sacramento Hall on Sept. 6. Nelsen regularly attends the university's athletic events.

Savannah Solley

September 24, 2019

Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen has only been in Sacramento since 2015 but has shown love and appreciation for all athletic programs since his first day on campus. Not only has Nelsen personally made an impact on each individual athlete, but he has made an effort to make the programs str...

Former Sac State gymnast Dallas Smith wears many hats

Former Sac State gymnast Dallas Smith is now the director of ticket operations and fan engagement at her alma mater. Along with running all of the athletic ticket accounts, she steps in to help wherever she is needed and sometimes scans tickets at sports events.

Thomas Frey, Sports editor

April 19, 2019

Everything was prepped for the 6 p.m. kickoff between Sacramento State football and Northern Arizona University on Nov. 10 of last year. Sac State Director of Ticket Operations and Fan Engagement Dallas Smith was preparing the student seating section and ensuring ticket ushers were ready. Then, ...

Sac State gymnastics team places third at final home season meet

Sac State senior gymnast Carly Pratt recorded a 9.775 on beam and a 9.700 on floor on senior night on March 1. Pratt celebrated senior night with Lauren Schmeiss and Jackie Sampson.

Janelle Williams

March 8, 2019

The Sacramento State gymnastics team finished third behind University of California, Berkeley, and University of California, Davis in the last home meet of the 2018-19 season on March 1. The Hornets will have a chance to face UC Berkeley again on March 17 and they will finish their season by travel...

Hornet gymnasts hit season high all-around against San Jose State

Sac State sophomore gymnast Courtnee Marquez celebrates with her teammates after hitting a career high on her uneven bars routine. The Hornets recorded a season high score of 192.600.

Janelle Williams

February 9, 2019

Sacramento State gymnastics scored a season high on Friday to defeat San Jose State with standout performances from freshman Shaye Mathias on uneven bars and sophomore Jordyn Brent leading on the floor and all-around. Sac State secured a win with a narrow lead against San Jose State and won 192.600-192....

Young gymnastics team has hurdles to overcome

From left Jordyn Brent, Lauren Schmeiss and Jackie Sampson pose at the Nest after a meet. The three will be counted on for at least three routines each this season.

Thomas Frey, Sports editor

January 24, 2019

Sacramento State gymnastics lost five seniors with postseason experience to graduation after the 2018 season. When the team opened the 2019 season Jan. 6, they stepped up to the uneven bars and it became evident that this is a young team with a long way to go. The Hornets returned just one starter — so...

Junior shines as young Hornet gymnasts finish second behind Stanford

Sac State junior Alexis Belkoff speaks with head coach Randy Solorio after she performed a career high 9.800 on the event Friday night in a tri-meet at the Nest against Stanford and Seattle Pacific.

Thomas Frey, Sports editor

January 13, 2019

Junior Alexis Belkoff set career highs on bars and beam while nearly setting a career high on vault as the Sacramento State gymnastics team finished with a score of 189.950. While Belkoff performed well, the rest of the Hornets struggled, finishing in second place behind Stanford and ahead of Seat...

Video: Sac State gymnasts preview upcoming season

Kelly Kiernan

January 6, 2019

Sacramento State gymnastics opens its season in the NorCal Classic against Stanford, UC Davis and San Jose State today. Seniors Lauren Schmeiss and Jackie Sampson talk about their goals for the season after having strong junior campaigns while sophomore Jordyn Brent speaks about preparing to be ...

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