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CELEBRATING ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF EDITORIAL FREEDOM
Not only did five gymnasts make the All-Big Ten first team but it also clinched its fourth Big Ten Championship in a row.
Vaulting for the first time in 10 months, McCallum picked up another title in Las Vegas on Saturday.
The Michigan women’s gymnastics team tied their best score of the season, defeating North Carolina State, 197.225-193.225.
Though she’s a junior, Marinez had never competed on the floor before Friday against North Carolina State, but she earned a score of 9.800.
Though it may have been enough to defeat in-state rival Michigan State, the Wolverines departed East Lansing hungry for more.
The seventh-ranked Wolverines swept every event, including the all-around, to top the Terrapins, 196.475 - 195.625.
The eighth-ranked Buckeyes simply had too much talent and veteran experience, sending Michigan back from Columbus with a decisive 422.200-404.950 loss Saturday.
No. 10 Michigan (2-1 Big Ten, 4-2 overall) seems to have found its groove, handing in-conference foe No. 12 Nebraska (2-1, 4-1) its first loss of the season.
Karas scored a 9.975 on the vault to secure her a first place in finish in the event. It also marked Karas’ career-high score for the event, topping the 9.950 she scored back in March of last year at the Big Five Tournament.
No. 8 Michigan put up a new team best for total team score, but the experienced talent of the Sooners easily prevailed.