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Illinois has named Kim Landrus head women's gymnastics coach, Director of Athletics Ron Guenther announced on Friday. Landrus has spent nine seasons on the Fighting Illini coaching staff, including serving as the interim head coach last season.

Click here for Illinois' complete release on Landrus.
Michigan's Kylee Botterman and Penn State's Sharaya Musser have been tabbed finalists for the Honda Sports Award, given to the top collegiate women's gymnast in the country. Botterman and Musser are two of four finalists for the honor, which will be awarded on Friday.

Botterman concluded her collegiate career with multiple national and regional honors, including the prestigious AAI Award and the Big Ten and Northeast Regional Gymnast of the Year awards. She also won the NCAA all-around title last weekend and earned runner-up status on floor exercise, amassing four All-America honors and leading the Wolverines to the Super Six Team Finals for the first time since 2005 in the process.

Musser, a two-time first-team All-Big Ten honoree, rounded out her sophomore season as an individual all-around competitor at last weekend's NCAA Championships. At the Tuscaloosa Regional, Musser placed in the top five in three of the four events to lead Penn State to a third-place finish. The sophomore picked up four Big Ten Gymnast of the Week honors this season.

WGYM: Final Rankings

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Five Big Ten women's gymnastics teams appear in the top 25 nationally in the final GymInfo team rankings. After finishing sixth at the NCAA Championships, Michigan finishes the season with the same position in the national rankings. Illinois ranks 11th in the country, while Penn State holds No. 14. Ohio State finishes the season ranked 16th nationally, while Minnesota rounds out the campaign ranked No. 22.

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WGYM: Michigan's Botterman Wins AAI Award

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Michigan's Kylee Botterman was named the recipient of the AAI Award, given to the top senior student-athlete in Division I women's gymnastics, at the NCAA Championships Banquet on Thursday. Botterman, the Big Ten and NCAA Northeast Regional Gymnast of the Year, is the first gymnast in program history to earn the award.

Click here to read Michigan's release on Botterman.
Two Big Ten teams and five individual conference gymnasts will compete in the NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships on April 15-17 in Cleveland. Illinois and Michigan each earned automatic berths to the championships after placing in the top two in their respective regionals, while five other gymnasts secured spots by virtue of their all-around finishes or event titles.

Click here for the complete preview of the NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships on the Big Ten website.

WGYM: NCAA Regional Championships Preview

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All seven Big Ten women's gymnastics teams will compete in NCAA Regional Championships on Saturday with hopes of earning bids to the NCAA Championships.

The conference will be represented at three regionals. Michigan earned a No. 2 seed and will host No. 3 Ohio State and No. 5 Minnesota in the Ann Arbor Regional, while No. 3 seed Iowa and No. 6 seed Michigan State will travel to the Corvallis Regional. Second-seeded Penn State and No. 3 seed Illinois will compete in the Tuscaloosa Regional.

The complete preview can be found here.

All seven Big Ten women's gymnastics teams have been selected to the NCAA Championships regionals field of 36, announced on Monday. 

Michigan will host Ohio State and Minnesota in the Ann Arbor Regional, with the host Wolverines earning the No. 2 seed, the Buckeyes taking the No. 3 seed and the Gophers picking up the No. 5 seed. Penn State and Illinois will compete in the Tuscaloosa Regional as the No. 2 and No. 3 seeds, respectively. Iowa and Michigan State will travel to the Corvallis Regional, holding the No. 3 seed and the No. 6 seed, respectively.

Click here to see the complete release from the Big Ten.

WGYM: Weekly Rankings

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Six Big Ten women's gymnastics teams appear in the latest GymInfo rankings, led by Big Ten Champion Michigan. The Wolverines boast a regional qualifying score of 196.500, good for a No. 9 ranking this week. Penn State is close behind, checking in at No. 11 (196.210). Illinois follows at No. 14 (195.925), while No. 15 Iowa (195.820) and No. 16 Ohio State (195.800) each boast top-20 rankings. Minnesota also appears in the rankings, sitting at No. 23 (195.255) this week.

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WGYM: 2011 All-Big Ten Teams Announced

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The Big Ten Conference announced today the 2011 women's gymnastics All-Big Ten teams and Sportsmanship Award honorees. The 11-gymnast first team and nine-gymnast second team were chosen through a vote by the conference's coaches. The 2011 All-Big Ten teams and Sportsmanship Award honorees can be found below.

FIRST TEAM*

Allison Buckley, ILL

Melissa Fernandez, ILL

Jessa Hansen, IOWA

Rebecca Simbhudas, IOWA

Natalie Beilstein, MICH

Kylee Botterman, MICH

Jordan Sexton, MICH

Colleen Dean, OSU

Sarah Miller, OSU

Natalie Ettl, PSU

Sharaya Musser, PSU

 

SECOND TEAM

Kelsey Joannides, ILL

Houry Gebeshian, IOWA

Sarah Curtis, Sr., MICH

Jackie Berg, MSU

Kendra Elm, MINN

Kristin Fukurawa, MINN

Kayla Slechta, MINN

Melanie Shaffer, OSU

Madison Merriam, PSU

 

SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD HONOREES

Elise Gill, So., ILL

Jessa Hansen, IOWA

Trish Wilson, MICH

Kathryn Mahoney, MSU

Kristin Fukurawa, MINN

Nicole Krauter, OSU

Natalie Ettl, PSU

 

* - Eleven first-team honorees and nine second-team honorees due to a tie on the first team.


Click here to see the complete release from the Big Ten.

WGYM: Weekly Rankings

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Six Big Ten women's gymnastics teams appear in the final set of GymInfo rankings before the Big Ten Championships, released on Monday. Michigan and Penn State retain their top-10 rankings this week, as the Wolverines sit at No. 9 with a regional qualifying average of 196.320 and the Nittany Lions hold No. 10 at 196.045. Iowa moves up three spots to No. 14 (195.820) this week, with No. 15 Ohio State (195.800) and No. 16 Illinois (195.790) following closely. Minnesota rounds out the group of conference teams, sitting at No. 21 (195.225) this week.

Click here to see this week's GymInfo rankings.
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