Michigan Advances to NCAA Championships

April 15, 2007

Championship Central

The University of Michigan women's gymnastics team extended its streak of consecutive trips to the NCAA Championships with a runner-up finish, scoring 196.050 at the NCAA Northeast Regional Championships Saturday (April 14).

Michigan gutted out another close postseason victory by overcoming a pair of falls on the balance beam with a season-high score on the floor exercise (49.325). With the crowd of 2,548 on its feet, Michigan bounced back to overtake Arkansas, which struggled on the uneven bars and balance beam down the stretch. Florida took the regional title (197.325), with Arkansas third (195.875), New Hampshire fourth (192.925), Pittsburgh fifth (192.550) and Rutgers sixth (190.875). Full Story