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Michigan Gymnastics

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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Michigan headed to the Big Ten Championship

Allison Farrand/Daily

BY ALEX TAYLOR

No. 3 Michigan (1-1 Big Ten, 11-2 overall) will travel to Minnesota for the Big Ten Championships on Friday and Saturday. The team portion of the competition will be held Friday night, with the individual competitions being held on Saturday.

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Women's Gymnastics

Sampson, seniors lead Michigan to second place finish at Big Ten Championships

BY CINDY YU

Michigan (12-2 Big Ten, 23-2 overall), the meet’s top seed, finished runner-up among a field of eight with a score of 197.225, its fourth-highest team total in Big Ten Championship history. Nebraska took the title for the second consecutive year, scoring a conference championship school record of 197.800.

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Katie Zurales epitomizes perseverance for women's gymnastics

Natasha Janardan/Daily

BY CINDY YU

More than once, Katie Zurales wanted to quit. The senior captain of the No. 4 Michigan women’s gymnastics team (6-1 Big Ten, 17-1 overall) had a season-ending injury prior to the NCAA Championships in 2010. She’s broken her foot, dislocated her shoulder, compressed her back and underwent two hip surgeries within the span of three years.

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Women's Gymnastics

Wolverines finish the regular season undefeated at home

BY CINDY YU

Saturday was an emotional night for the No. 3 Michigan women’s gymnastics team’s seniors — co-captain Katie Zurales, Brittnee Martinez and Natalie Beilstein — as it marked their last time ever competing at Crisler Center.

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