Despite putting up the program's second-highest score at the NCAA Championships (197.025), the Michigan women's gymnastics team came up short of advancing to the Super Six, finishing fourth in the first semifinal on Friday at the Fort Worth Convention Center. The Nebraska women's gymnastics team also placed fourth in its semifinal session with 196.675 points.
Illinois' Giana O'Connor, Michigan's Nicole Artz, Talia Chiarelli and Sachi Sugiyama and Nebraska's Hollie Blanske and Jessie DeZiel will represent the Big Ten in the individual event finals on Sunday at 6 p.m. CT.
Two Big Ten women's gymnastics teams and five individual gymnasts will represent the Big Ten at the 2015 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships at Fort Worth Convention Center Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. Michigan, along with Illinois' Mary Jane Horth, Sunny Kato and Giana O'Connor and Minnesota's Lindsay Mable, will compete in today's first semifinal session at 1 p.m. CT, while Nebraska and Ohio State's Taylor Harrison will compete in the second session at 7 p.m.
The top three teams from each semifinal will advance to the NCAA Super Six Team Final, which gets underway Saturday at 6 p.m. In addition, the top four individuals in each event from both semifinal sessions, including ties, will advance to the individual event finals at 2 p.m. on Sunday.