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Michigan Claims Big Ten Women’s Gymnastics Championship

Wolverines earn their sixth-consecutive title and 25th overall

 

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Michigan earned the 2019 Big Ten Women’s Gymnastics Championships title on Saturday, securing its 25th overall and sixth-consecutive crown. With the title, Wolverine head coach Bev Plocki earns the most Big Ten titles in conference history across all sports with her 24th Big Ten Championship.

 

The Wolverines tallied 197.400 points en route to the team title, followed by Illinois in second place with 196.650. Nebraska finished in third with 196.550 points, Minnesota placed fourth with 196.425, Penn State earned fifth with 196.125, while Iowa rounded out the top six with 196.075.

 

Michigan’s Natalie Wojcik and Olivia Karas and Minnesota’s Lexy Ramler shared the all-around title with a final score of 39.600. Nebraska’s Sienna Crouse followed in fourth place with a 39.525 and Illinois’ Mary Jane Otto finished in fifth with a 39.500.

 

Michigan’s Emma McLean won the vault title with a score of 9.900. Illinois’ Otto recorded a 9.975 to win on bars, while Minnesota’s Ramler tallied a 9.925 on beam to win the event title. Michigan’s Wojcik took home the floor title after posting a 9.950.

 

Eighteen students were named to the All-Championships Team. The complete list of the conference’s All-Championships team and Sportsmanship Award honorees can be found below.

 

ALL-CHAMPIONSHIPS TEAM

Mary Jane Otto, Illinois

Audrey Barber, Maryland

Alecia Farina, Maryland

Olivia Karas, Michigan

Emma McLean, Michigan

Natalie Wojcik, Michigan

Gabriella Douglas, Michigan State

Jessica Ling, Michigan State

Lea Mitchell, Michigan State

Ivy Lu, Minnesota

Lexy Ramler, Minnesota
Paige Williams, Minnesota

Sienna Crouse, Nebraska
Taylor Houchin, Nebraska

Danica Abanto, Ohio State

Olivia Aepli, Ohio State

Janelle McClelland, Ohio State

Jenna Swartzentruber, Ohio State

 

SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD HONOREES

Kasey Meeks, So., Illinois

Mackenzie Vance, Fr., Iowa

Deanna Magro, Sr., Maryland

Emma McLean, Sr., Michigan

Jessica Ling, Sr., Michigan State

Selena Ung, Sr., Minnesota

Megan Verceles Carr, So., Nebraska

Amanda Huang, Sr., Ohio State

Erynne Allen, Jr., Penn State

Riahanah Ali, Sr., Rutgers