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All Seven Squads Appear in GymInfo Preseason Poll

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All seven Big Ten men's gymnastics teams are ranked in the 2014 GymInfo Preseason Coaches' Poll, released on Thursday. Michigan tops the poll after winning the national title last season, followed by No. 4 Ohio State. Penn State and Illinois enter the season tied at No. 5, followed by No. 8 Iowa, No. 9 Minnesota and No. 10 Nebraska.

For the complete preseason poll, click here.

Thirteen Big Ten student-athletes have been named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America At-Large Team, as announced on Thursday. To be eligible, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.30, have sophomore eligibility and be nominated by his or her sports information director. The complete list of Big Ten honorees is below.

First-Team
Noora Raty, Ice Hockey, MINN
Josh Ihnen, Wrestling, NEB
Michael Newburger, Gymnastics, OSU
Max Stearns, Fencing, OSU
Matt Brown, Wrestling, PSU
Lauren Gustafson, Swimming, PUR

Second-Team
Bruno Abdelnour, Tennis, ILL
Connor Jaeger, Swimming, MICH
Caroline Powers, Golf, MSU
Emily Wong, Gymnastics, NEB
Kelsey Amy, Field Hockey, PSU

Third-Team
Garret Dunn, Tennis, IOWA
Tatum Coffey, Lacrosse, PSU

For the complete release, click here.

Twenty-two Big Ten student-athletes earned first-team Capital One Academic All-District honors, as announced on Thursday. The honorees are now eligible for Academic All-America consideration. The complete list of Big Ten Academic All-District award recipients can be found below.

Men's At-Large Academic All-District

District II
Matt Brown, Penn State - wrestling

District V
Bruno Abdelnour, Illinois - tennis
Richard Funk, Michigan - swimming & diving
Connor Jaeger, Michigan - swimming & diving
Michael Newburger, Ohio State - gymnastics
Max Stearns, Ohio State - fencing
Jamie Bissett, Purdue - swimming & diving

District VI
Garret Dunn, Iowa - tennis
Kevin Steinhaus, Minnesota - wrestling

District VII
Josh Ihnen, Nebraska - wrestling
Jordan Reinertson, Nebraska - golf

Women's At-Large Academic All-District

District II
Kelsey Amy, Penn State - field hockey
Tatum Coffey, Penn State - lacrosse
Gabi Shishkoff, Penn State - swimming & diving

District V
Caroline Powers, Michigan State - golf
Michelle Williams, Ohio State - swimming & diving
Lauren Gustafson, Purdue, swimming & diving

District VI
Jessica Plant, Minnesota - swimming & diving
Noora Raty, Minnesota - ice hockey
Kimberly Dinh, Wisconsin - golf
Kendall Schmidt, Wisconsin - rowing

District VII
Emily Wong, Nebraska - gymnastics

For the complete list of honorees, click here for men's and here for women's.

2013 Men's Gymnastics Season in Review

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The Big Ten men's gymnastics season came to a close at the NCAA Championships, where Michigan claimed the team crown and five out of the six individual titles where claimed by conference student-athletes.

NCAA Champions: Michigan took home the 2013 NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championship. The title marked the Wolverines second national championship in four years and their fifth overall. The crown was the third championship by a Big Ten school in the last four years, as Illinois claimed the national title last season. The Wolverines finished with a score of 443.200, defeating second-place Oklahoma by over three points (440.100). Penn State, Iowa and Illinois also competed in the team final, with the Nittany Lions posting a fourth-place finish, the Hawkeyes finishing fifth and the Illini placing sixth. For more on the NCAA Championship click here

All-Around Athletes: Michigan's Sam Mikulak was crowned the all-around winner at the NCAA Championship. With the title, Mikulak becomes the sixth Big Ten gymnast to win multiple national titles in the event, as he also took home the championship in 2011. Teammate Adrian de los Angeles placed second in the event. For more on the NCAA Championship, click here

NCAA Individual Success: For conference standouts took home national titles, and combined for five of the six individual titles, at the NCAA Championship. Michigan's Sam Mikulak won the high bar competition for the second consecutive year and earned the parallel bars crown. Illinois' Fred Hartville took home the vault championship, Ohio State's Michael Newburger won the pommel horse competition and Penn State's Trevor Howard placed first in the floor exercise. Click here for more on individuals at the NCAA Championship.

Wolverine Winners: Totaling a team score of 438.900 points, Michigan held of the field at the 2013 Big Ten Men's Gymnastics Championships to take home the team title. The Wolverines claimed their 16th Big Ten title and first since 2009. Michigan's Sam Mikulak was crowned the Big Ten all-around champion for the second time, as he first took the crown in 2011. Read all about the conference championships here.

All the Awards: Michigan's Sam Mikulak was voted Big Ten Gymnast of the Year for the second time, as he also earned the honor in 2011 and Penn State's Trevor Howard claimed Freshman of the Year accolades. Wolverine head coach Kurt Golder was named Big Ten Coach of the year for the third time and first since winning back-to-back honors in 1999 and 2000. Mikulak was joined on the All-Big Ten first team by Illinois' Fred Hartville and Yoshi Mori, Iowa's Javier Balboa and Broderick Shemansky, Michigan's Stacey Ervin, Syque Caesar and Adrian de los Angeles and Penn State's Felix Aronovich and Craig Hernandez. For more on the awards, click here

Naming Names: The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) named a pommel horse skill after Michigan's Sam Mikulak. The junior became the first gymnast to complete the skill at an official FIG competition when he performed it during the men's qualification round at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Click here for more on the skill.





In The Polls

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All seven Big Ten men's gymnastics teams represent the conference in the top 10 of the most recent GymInfo poll, released on Monday. Penn State holds the top spot for the 12th consecutive week, while Big Ten Champion Michigan comes in at No. 3. Ohio State sits at No. 5, Minnesota, Illinois, and Iowa follow at No. 6, No. 7 and No. 8, respectively. Nebraska rounds out the top 10 at No. 10.

For the complete ranking, click here.


In The Polls

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All seven Big Ten men's gymnastics teams represent the conference in the top 10 of the most recent GymInfo poll, released on Monday. Penn State holds the top spot for the 11th consecutive week, while Michigan comes in at No. 3. Ohio State sits at No. 5, Illinois, Minnesota, and Iowa follow at No. 6, No. 7 and No. 8, respectively. Nebraska rounds out the top 10 at No. 10.

For the complete ranking, click here.


Weekend Schedule

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March 30
#15 UIC at #10 IOWA - 6 p.m. ET

In The Polls

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All seven Big Ten men's gymnastics teams represent the conference in the top 10 of the most recent GymInfo poll, released on Monday. Penn State holds the top spot for the 10th consecutive week, while Michigan comes in at No. 3. Ohio State sits at No. 5, while Illinois and Minnesota follow at No. 6 and No. 7, respectively. Nebraska is No. 9 and Iowa rounds out the top 10 at No. 10.

For the complete poll, click here

Weekend Schedule

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March 23
No. 11 NEBRASKA at No. 6 ILLINOIS - 5 p.m.
No. 1 PENN STATE at No. 7 MINNESOTA - 5 p.m.
No. 5 OHIO STATE at No. 2 Oklahoma - 7 p.m.
No. 15 UIC, SUNY-Brockport at No. 3 MICHIGAN - 7 p.m.

All times are ET.

In The Polls

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All seven Big Ten men's gymnastics teams represent the conference in the most recent GymInfo poll, released on Monday. Penn State holds the top spot for the ninth consecutive week, while Michigan checks in at No. 3. Ohio State sits at No. 5, followed by No. 6 Illinois and No. 7 Minnesota. Iowa claims the No. 9 spot and Nebraska is No. 11.

For the complete poll, click here.

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