Michigan Wins Fifth-Straight Big Ten Women's Gymnastics Championship
March 19, 2011
MINNEAPOLIS - The Michigan women's gymnastics team earned its fifth-straight and 19th overall Big Ten Championship on Saturday at Minnesota's Sports Pavilion. The Wolverines posted the highest score of any team in three of the championships' four events en route to a team score of 196.600 and the conference title.
Penn State finished second with a team score of 196.375 while Illinois took third at 196.075. Minnesota landed in fourth place at 195.325, followed by Ohio State in fifth (194.900), Iowa in sixth (194.850) and Michigan State in seventh (194.425).
The Nittany Lions' Sharaya Musser won the all-around title, racking up a score of 39.475. Musser and Illinois' Amber See tied for the vault title, posting a score of 9.900. Michigan's Kylee Botterman and Jordan Sexton each won individual titles, as Botterman took first in the floor exercise (9.950) and Sexton won the balance beam crown (9.875). Penn State's Natalie Ettl won her second-straight title on the uneven bars with a score of 9.925.
The conference's individual award winners were also announced at the championships, with Botterman receiving the Big Ten Gymnast of the Year award. Ohio State's Carey Fagan earned Coach of the Year honors, while the Buckeyes' Sarah Miller was named Freshman of the Year.
Final Team Results