The 2007 Big Ten Freshman of the Year and 2009 and 2010 Big Ten Gymnast of the Year, Personett is a three-time first team All-American and multiple Big Ten Champion. She advanced to Saturday night's individual event finals after placing fourth in the all-around on Thursday night.
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In the evening session, scheduled for 7 p.m. ET, Michigan will take to the floor with the hopes of advancing to Saturday's Super Six. In the all-around, Minnesota's Alexis Russell and Penn State's Brandi Personett will compete for a spot in Saturday's all-around finals.
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Michigan will be one of the 12 squds competing for the team title after qualifying out of the Morgantown Regional with a score of 195.800. The Wolverines advance to their 18th NCAA Championships and will begin competition on Thursday, April 22 in one of two semifinals.
Six Big Ten gymnasts qualified for the all-around competition at the national meet, including Illinois' Sarah Schmidt, Iowa's Rebecca Simbhudas, Michigan State's Nicole Curler, Minnesota's Alexis Russell, and Penn State's Sharaya Musser and Brandi Personett. Illinois' Allison Buckley won the vault competition at the Lexington Regional and will compete in the event at the NCAA meet.
Three teams from Thursday's two semifinals advance to the Super Six on Friday, April 23, while the top four individuals from the preliminary team and all-around competition will compete in the individual finals on Saturday, April 24.
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The Wolverines, with a regional qualifying score of 196.600, rank sixth in this week's poll. At No. 13 is Illinois, which boasts a regional score of 196.255 and is followed closely by No. 14 Penn State, who has a 196.225 score. Rounding out this week's rankings is Minnesota, who appears at No. 25 with a regional qualifying score of 195.160.
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Michigan finished with a 196.900 score, with Penn State finishing second with a 196.525 score. Iowa was third with 195.575 points, while Michigan State and Minnesota tied for fourth with 195.350 points. Illinois' 195.025 score was good for sixth and the host Buckeyes were seventh with 194.700.
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Headlining the 2010 All-Conference nominees was Penn State senior Brandi Personett, who with her first-team selection Friday, became the second Nittany Lion to earn first-team honors four times. Additionally, three student-athletes earned first-team All-Big Ten distinction for the third time, as Michigan's Kylee Botterman and Sarah Curtis, and Michigan State's Nicole Curler earned the accolade. Rounding out the All-Big Ten first team were Illinois' Allison Buckley, Melissa Fernandez, and Sarah Schmidt, Iowa's Rebecca Simbhudas, Minnesota's Alexis Russell and Penn State's Sharaya Musser.
The conference office also announced honorees from each team for the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award. The student-athletes chosen are individuals who have distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior. These seven student-athletes are now candidates for the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award, as the conference office will honor one male and one female student-athlete from each institution at the end of the school year.
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