I was disappointed to open my copy of the Daily on Monday morning to find no mention of the 17th Big Ten Championship title won by the women’s gymnastics team. Under the leadership of coach Bev Plocki, this team has won the last three conference titles.

With much of the team starting their season recovering from surgery, the Wolverines entered the competition this past weekend in Champaign as the underdogs. But the entire team stepped up to score a season-best 197.075 when they needed it most.

This victory was highlighted by individual wins from Trish Wilson, who scored a 9.95 on the uneven bars, and Kylee Botterman, who scored a 9.95 on floor and came in 2nd all around. Both Wilson and Botterman returned this season from major injuries. Yet there was no mention of these feats anywhere to be found in the Daily.

These girls deserve to be recognized for their incredible determination and for refusing to ever change their goals. So I send them my highest congratulations — and the Daily ought to be ashamed that it didn’t beat me to it.

Scott Bregman
LSA senior

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