staff, March 22, 2014

Michigan earned the 2014 Big Ten Women?s Gymnastics Championships title on Saturday, securing its 20th title and first since 2011. The Wolverines tallied 197.550 points en route to the team title, followed by Nebraska in second place with 196.950. Minnesota finished in third with 196.675 points, Illinois placed fourth with 196.625 and Penn State rounded out the top five with 196.475 points.

Minnesota?s Lindsay Mable won the vault with a score of 10.000 en route to the all-around title with a score of 39.650. Michigan?s Joanna Sampson scored a 9.925 to win the bars title, while Nebraska?s Emily Wong won the beam with a score of 9.950. Sampson and Wong posted matching scores of 10.000 on the floor exercise to share the title.

STANDINGS (click on school to read team release)
1. Michigan, 197.550
2. Nebraska, 196.950
3. Minnesota, 196.675
4. Illinois, 196.625
5. Penn State, 196.475
6. Ohio State, 196.400
7. Iowa, 195.375
8. Michigan State, 194.500

Big Ten Individual Awards
Big Ten Gymnast of the Year: Emily Wong, Nebraska
Big Ten Freshman of the Year: Nicole Artz, Michigan
Big Ten Coach of the Year: Meg Stephenson, Minnesota

All-Championships Team
Nicole Artz, Michigan
Natalie Beilstein, Michigan
Joanna Sampson, Michigan
Austin Sheppard, Michigan
Sachi Sugiyama, Michigan
Bailie Holst, Minnesota
Lindsay Mable, Minnesota
Hollie Blanske, Nebraska
Jessie DeZiel, Nebraska
Emily Wong, Nebraska
Melanie Shaffer, Ohio State
Kassidy Stauder, Penn State