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129 right foot is forward, we're dressed the right way and look the part, say the right things, and rep- resent us the way we've molded the team to be represented." Iowa's season journey from posting a 192.350 in its first competition in Cancun, Mexico, to tying a season-high with a 196.650 at the Big Five Meet in University Park, Pennsylvania, and tying for fih at the Big Ten Championships has come with a systematic approach — one that Glover has mas- tered. "Alie is nothing but consistent in everything she has done," said Libby. "She is meticulous about things she does. at part of her has made a large impact in how the team goes about its things. "What she does in practice is exactly what she does in competition. If she takes a breath before she does a beam routine, she does that same thing in practice and brings it over to competition. Every- thing she does in hand movements, she does every day in practice. "at has been important for the team to see from the mental and physical side of gymnastics. What makes you successful is repetition; success breeds success and Alie does that. She rarely varies on what brings her success." Glover has won five event titles during her senior season — four on floor and one on balance beam — en route to earning second-team All-Big Ten honors. She leads the Hawkeyes on the floor with a score of 9.925 heading into the NCAA Regionals — her last go-round in Iowa City. "It is special to have had four years and this being the point that it leads to," said Glover. "We've had a great season and we're feeling strong heading into a regional at home. We can't ask for more. To be able to go out with my team and put it on the floor and have the opportunity to go through to nation- als is a special thing."

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