Video: Bev Plocki talks Michigan gymnastics

Michigan women’s gymnastics is back. After missing last season’s NCAA Championships – this from a program that won 18 of the last 21 Big Ten Championships – Michigan has spent time this season atop the national poll. Currently, the Wolverines are  No. 3 and they own the conference’s latest Big Ten Gymnast of the Week, Joanna Sampson. Watch our full interview with Michigan coach Bev Plocki now.

Here’s a look at the Big Ten standings.

Big Ten Overall
Team Record Pct. Record Pct.
Minnesota  3-0   1.000  8-0   1.000
Michigan  3-1   .750  7-1   .875
Nebraska  3-1   .750  3-1   .750
Penn State  2-1    .667  7-3   .700
Ohio State  1-2    .333  2-3   .400
Illinois  1-2    .333  2-4   .333
Iowa  0-3    .000  3-3   .500
Michigan State  0-3    .000  0-4   .000

And here are the credentials that earned Sampson the latest Big Ten Gymnast of the Week.

Gymnast of the Week
Joanna Sampson, Michigan
Jr. – Willow Grove, Pa. – Upper Moreland

  • Recorded first-place finishes in all four of her events en route to the all-around title (39.600) in No. 3 Michigan’s dual meet victory over Iowa
  • Won the all-around title and placed first on the vault (9.900), bars (9.900), balance beam (9.875) and floor exercise (9.925)
  • Her score in the all-around was a career best
  • Collects the second weekly award of her career
  • Last Michigan Gymnast of the Week: Joanna Sampson (Jan. 14, 2013)


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