April 9, 2006
The Big Ten was well-represented at the NCAA Championships held in Norman, Okla., placing three teams in the top six. Defending champion Oklahoma won their fourth title in the past five years by finishing with a season-high 221.4 points. Illinois was second with 220.975 and was followed by Stanford (218.375), Penn State (215.125), California (215.0) and Iowa (211.8).
Justin Spring of Illinois, the 2006 Big Ten Gymnast of the Year and Big Ten All-Around Champion, took second place in the all-around competition to Jonathon Horton of Oklahoma. Horton finished with 56.0 points to edge Spring for the title. Spring, who won the Nissen-Emery Award on Wednesday as the nation's top senior gymnast, scored 55.6.