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W GYM: Personett A Finalist For AAI Award

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Penn State senior gymnast Brandi Personett is one of six finalists for the American Athletic, Inc. Award, presented annually to the nation's most outstanding female gymnast. The winner of the award will be announced at the NCAA Championships banquet on Saturday morning.

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.

W GYM: Seven Gymnasts Advance To Individual Event Finals

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Penn State gymnasts Sharaya Musser and Brandi Personett advanced in the all-around finals on Saturday, while five other conference gymnasts advanced to individual event finals on the first day of the 2010 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships, hosted by the University of Florida at the Steven C. O'Connell Center, on Thursday.

For more information on the first night of competition at the NCAA Championships, click here.

W GYM: NCAA Championships Begin Thursday

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The 2010 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships begin Thursday afternoon with the first of two team and all-around preliminary sessions. In the 1 p.m. ET session, all-arounders Sarah Schmidt of Illinois, Rebecca Simbhudas of Iowa, Nicole Curler of Michigan State, Sharaya Musser of Penn State as well as vault qualifier Allison Buckley begin their quests for national championships.

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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W GYM: Heading To Nationals

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The NCAA officially announced the teams and individuals that qualified to compete for the 2010 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships, which will be hosted by the University of Florida on April 22-24.

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.

The complete release from the NCAA can be found here. More information on the NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships can be found at NCAA.com's Championships Central Page.

BTC: Winter Academic All-Big Ten Honorees

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As the winter term of the 2009-10 school year comes to a close, the Big Ten recognizes a total of 536 winter sports athletes who have been named to the Academic All-Conference Team. The list of honored student-athletes features 33 men's and 53 women's basketball players, 42 men's and 54 women's gymnasts, 112 men's and 181 women's swimming and diving athletes and 61 wrestlers. To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten selection, student-athletes must be letterwinners who are in at least their second academic year at their institution and carry a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher.

More information and the complete list of honorees can be found by clicking here.

W GYM: Weekly Rankings

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After claiming its fourth-straight Big Ten Championship, the Michigan Wolverines lead four Big Ten teams into the latest GymInfo National team Rankings, which were released on Monday afternoon.

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.

Complete rankings and team scores can be found by clicking here.

W GYM: NCAA Regional Field Announced

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All seven Big Ten women's gymnastics teams have been award bids to regional competitions of the 2010 NCAA Gymnastics Championships, which will take place on April 10 at various sites around the country.

For complete information on the Big Ten and the NCAA Regional Championships, click here.

W GYM: Michigan Wins Conference Championship

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The Michigan Wolverines won their fourth straight Big Ten Championship Saturday afternoon at the 2010 Big Ten Women's Gymnastics Championships. The win is Michigan's 17th in the last 19 years and the team never trailed throughout the meet. The Wolverines' scored a 49.450 on the balance beam, their final rotation, to seal the win.

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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W GYM: All-Big Ten Teams Announced

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The 2010 Women's Gymnastics All-Big Ten Teams were announced at the annual Championships banquet Friday night. The first and second teams were selected by vote of the conference coaches.

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.

The complete list of All-Big Ten and sportsmanship honorees can be found by clicking here.

W GYM: Big Ten Championships Preview

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Ohio State University will host the conference's women's gymnastics squads for the 2010 Big Ten Women's Gymnastics Championships, which will take place Saturday, March 27, beginning at 2 p.m. ET, and the action will be carried live by the Big Ten Network.

For more information on the conference meet, click here.