Jan. 6, 2011
The 2011 season begins for all seven Big Ten women's gymnastics teams this weekend, as the squads will be competing in their first meets of the campaign on Jan. 7 and 8.
Action begins on Friday with Michigan State hosting Iowa, Michigan and Western Michigan. Penn State visits second-ranked Alabama to round out the day's competition. On Saturday, Ohio State hosts Minnesota, while Illinois and Northern Illinois visit No. 24 Kentucky.
The 2011 Big Ten Women's Gymnastics Championships will be held on March 19 at Minnesota.
Michigan enters the season ranked No. 9 in the GymInfo Preseason Coaches Poll. Penn State makes its 2011 debut at No. 14, followed by Illinois at No. 17 and Minnesota at No. 23. Michigan State, Ohio State and Iowa are all receiving votes in the first poll of the season.
The season previews for all seven Big Ten women's gymnastics teams can be found below.