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Michigan Gymnastics

Women's Gym

Captains lead Michigan, but team falls just short of qualifying for NCAA Super Six

BY CINDY YU

Maintaining composure throughout the NCAA semifinals at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, the Wolverines scored a 196.850 in the evening session on Friday night, but ended their season as a team.

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Michigan dominates in national championship win

Natalie Leonard/Collegian

BY ALEXA DETTELBACH

Going into the final rotation of the NCAA national championship on Saturday night, the Michigan men’s gymnastics team held a half-point lead over Oklahoma with only its floor routine to go. But while the Sooners and the other four teams were anxiously waiting to begin their last event rotations, the Wolverines couldn’t help but smile.

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Women’s gymnastics energized for the NCAA Championships

Ruby Wallau/Daily

BY CINDY YU

For the 20th time in program history, the No. 7 Michigan women’s gymnastics team, invigorated after vindicating themselves at Regionals on April 6, has qualified for the NCAA Championships.

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Casanova’s early start to college pays off

Ruby Wallau/Daily

BY CINDY YU

“She’s mature beyond her years,” said Michigan coach Bev Plocki. “She has character, integrity and all the things we look for. Her priorities are in the exact order they need to be in.”

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Women’s gym wins 10th NCAA Regional Championship to advance to nationals

Ruby Wallau/Daily

BY CINDY YU

Under strict judging, Michigan (17-2 Big Ten, 29-2 overall) scored a 196.725 to top the standings and qualify for the NCAA Championships. Senior Katie Zurales and junior Joanna Sampson, the captains of the Michigan squad who qualified individually for the NCAA Championships, will have the rest of the Wolverines alongside them this year.

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Wolverines win program’s 16th Big Ten Championship

Allison Ferrand/Daily

BY ALEXA DETTELBACH

Friday night was the team and all-around competition, in which the third-ranked Wolverines captured the Big Ten title. Michigan (7-1 Big Ten, 17-2 overall) edged out No. 1 Penn State, 438.900-434.050 in the team competition, while Minnesota grabbed third.

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Beam performance critical to NCAA Regional success

Ruby Wallau/Daily

BY CINDY YU

Returning to West Virginia on Saturday evening to compete in the NCAA Morgantown Regional, the Wolverines have luck on their side and a shot at redemption.

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