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Rachel Stypinski poses with four of her Mid-American Conference gymnast of the year awards. 

Stay Humble, Stay Hungry, Stay Stypinski:

Libby Schrack April 26, 2018

When Rachel Stypinski was 3 years old, she would jump from couch to couch in her family room in Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania.She had so much energy that her mother knew she had to do something — anything...

Senior Rachel Stypinski on the balance beam during Kent State’s annual Pink Meet, scoring a 9.925. The Flashes lost the meet against Eastern Michigan with a final score of 194.875-193.925. [FILE]

Kent State gymnastics season ends after NCAA Regionals

Libby Schrack April 8, 2018

The Kent State gymnastics team competed in Columbus, Ohio, this past Saturday at the NCAA Regionals, coming in last out of six teams, ending the season.The Flashes closed out the year with freshman Abby...

Kent State senior gymnast Brooke Timko competes on bars. [FILE]

Injured Stypinski and Kent State gymnastics look to make strong impression at NCAA Regionals

Libby Schrack April 6, 2018

Kent State senior gymnast Rachel Stypinski is out to prove the gymnastics world wrong by competing at the NCAA Regionals in Columbus, Ohio, this weekend. Stypinski faced a serious leg injury three weeks...

Kent States Sarah Lippowitsch goes through her beam routine as her team looks on during the Flashes 195.625-195.400 win over Bowling Green on March 9, 2018, at the M.A.C. Center.

Fletcher shines as Flashes finish sixth at MAC Championships

Libby Schrack March 24, 2018

Freshman Abby Fletcher finished first at the Mid-American Conference Championships on the floor exercise inside of McGuirk Arena.Fletcher posted a career-high score of 9.925, as the Kent State gymnastics...

Senior Michaela Romito suspends upside-down on the uneven bars during Kent State’s annual Pink meet. 

Stypinski-less Flashes prepare for MAC Championships

Libby Schrack March 23, 2018

The Kent State gymnastics team is heading into the Mid-American Conference Championships ranked third in the conference. There are high hopes for the team ranked behind only Central Michigan and Northern...

Kent State senior gymnast Rachel Stypinski finishes her bar routine during the Flashes win at the Kent State Tri-Meet on March 16, 2018. Stypinski left the meet due to injury.

Gymnastics picks up Senior Night win, lose star Stypinski to injury

Libby Schrack March 16, 2018

The crowd that filled the M.A.C. Center Friday night fell silent when Kent State gymnast Rachel Stypinski ended her Senior Night floor routine early due to an injury.Stypinski, coming off a career-high...

Kent State senior gymnast Brooke Timko competes on bars. [FILE]

Leaving their legacy: Five Kent State gymnasts brace for Senior Night

Libby Schrack March 14, 2018

Having heart and being a performer, hard worker, leader and all-American are all characteristics a coach looks for in a gymnast.Kent State coach Brice Biggin has found those qualities and more in five...

Kent States Sarah Lippowitsch goes through her beam routine as her team looks on during the Flashes 195.625-195.400 win over Bowling Green on March 9, 2018, at the M.A.C. Center.

Kent State gymnastics posts season-high in win over Bowling Green

Libby Schrack March 11, 2018

The Kent State gymnastics team posted a season-high score against Mid-American Conference rival Bowling Green on Friday, resulting in a 196.625-195.400 win. The Flashes (6-7, 3-3 MAC) had one fall during...

Senior Rachel Stypinski on the balance beam during Kent State’s annual Pink Meet, scoring a 9.925. The Flashes lost the meet against Eastern Michigan with a final score of 194.875-193.925. [FILE]

Kent State gymnastics ready for anything after taking on country’s best

Libby Schrack March 9, 2018

The Kent State gymnastics team traveled to Lincoln, Nebraska, this past Sunday as the underdog in the Masters Classic, where the Flashes (5-7, 2-3 Mid-American Conference) faced No. 2 UCLA, No. 16 Nebraska...

Senior Rachel Stypinski on the balance beam during Kent State’s annual Pink Meet, scoring a 9.925. The Flashes lost the meet against Eastern Michigan with a final score of 194.875-193.925. [FILE]

Stypinski leads Kent State gymnastics at Masters Classic

Libby Schrack March 5, 2018

The Kent State gymnastics team earned a score of 194.700 to finish fourth against No. 2 UCLA (197.500), No. 16 Nebraska (197.175) and No. 23 Iowa State (195.575) at the Masters Classic in Lincoln, Nebraska.The...

Senior Michaela Romito suspends upside-down on the uneven bars during Kent State’s annual Pink meet. 

Stypinski ties career high in Pink meet loss

Libby Schrack February 25, 2018

The Kent State (5-4, 2-3 Mid-American Conference) gymnastics team fell short to Eastern Michigan (5-5, 1-3 MAC) at its annual Pink meet (194.875-193.925).Despite the loss, senior Rachel Stypinski came...

Then a junior, Rachel Stypinski participates on the uneven bars during a meet against Ball State Friday, March 10, 2017. [FILE]

Flashes post season-high in loss at Central Michigan

Libby Schrack February 19, 2018

The Kent State gymnastics team posted a season-high score against Central Michigan, but the Flashes fell short in a narrow competition to the Chippewas, 196.150-196.125.“We went out there and did a great...

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