The Michigan women's gymnastics team has long surpassed the men's team in prominence.

Especially after the University’s announcement that the athletic department ended its contract with Faehn on Sunday night, barely four days after her hire, all I could think about were scandalous situations that seemed to mar a history of success.

Right now, the conversation seems to be based around whether hiring Faehn was right or wrong — for me, that discussion seems to miss a broader point.

Junior Maggie O'Hara’s score of 9.85 performance helped “stop the bleeding” and motivated the team towards their eventual comeback

Helped by strong performances from three of its freshmen, the Michigan women’s gymnastics team defeated Rutgers, West Virginia and No. 24 Iowa State in its season-opening meet at the Cancun Classic with an overall score of 196.05.

Sophomore Cameron Bock was a star in Michigan's intrasquad scrimmage Sunday.

Carter Bock was a star in the Maize & Blue Intrasquad meet Saturday afternoon for the Michigan men’s gymnastics team.

Junior Maggie O’Hara received a 9.825 for her bar routine after a near stick on her double layout dismount.

Freshman gymnast Abby Brenner stood at the start of the vault runway, saluted the judges and took off toward the table.

Junior former gymnast Polina Shchennikova has switched to a coaching role with the Wolverines this season.

Then-sophomore gymnast Polina Shchennikova was flooded with all of these emotions in April when doctors told her that her injuries meant she would never be able to compete again.


Scott Vetere, an assistant coach for the Michigan women's gymnastics team, resigned Oct. 15 after a misdemeanor charge for alleged indecent or obscene conduct in public.

Freshman Jacob Moore delivered a solid floor performance, but it wasn't enough to narrow the gap.

During the NCAA Championships on Saturday, three Wolverines earned All-American honors but the team would ultimately miss the NCAA final.

Freshman Cameron Bock has stepped up this season when Michigan has needed him.

Cameron Bock has stepped up when Michigan has needed him in his freshman season.

Freshman Cameron Bock finished fourth in the rings routine at the Big Ten Championships.

Cameron Bock finished fourth in the rings routine.

The Michigan men's gymnastics team finished second at the Big Ten Championships.

A struggle at the end put Michigan in second place at the Big Ten Championships.