NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships Central
April 18, 2014
Big Ten gymnasts posted seven top-10 finishes during the individual event finals of the 2014 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships. Michigan's Joanna Sampson placed second on the floor exercise with a score of 9.9500, followed by Nebraska's Emily Wong in eighth place (9.9000). On the beam, Nebraska's Jamie Schleppenbach finished third (9.8875), Jessie DeZiel placed eighth (9.8625) and Hollie Blanske came in 10th (9.8500). Minnesota's Lindsay Mable finished fifth on the vault (9.9333), followed by ninth-place Sachi Sugiyama of Michigan (9.8667).
Michigan's Joanna Sampson and Sachi Sugiyama, Minnesota's Lindsay Mable and Hanna Nordquist and Nebraska's Hollie Blanske, Jessie DeZiel, Jamie Schleppenbach and Emily Wong will all compete in today's individual event finals at 2 p.m. CT. Follow the action live on ESPN3.com.
The Nebraska women’s gymnastics team posted a score of 196.500 Saturday evening to finish sixth overall at the Super Six Team Finals of the NCAA Championships at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex.
Nebraska's Hollie Blanske, Jessie DeZiel, Jamie Schleppenbach and Emily Wong will join Michigan's Joanna Sampson and Sachi Sugiyama and Minnesota's Lindsay Mable and Hanna Nordquist in Sunday's individual event finals. The finals will begin at 2 p.m. CT and will be available live via ESPN3.com.
After placing third in the second session of Friday's semifinals with 197.100 points, the Nebraska women's gymnastics team advanced to the Super Six. The Cornhuskers will compete for the national title with Alabama, Florida, Oklahoma, Georgia and LSU. The NCAA Super Six Team Finals begins Saturday at 6 p.m. CT and will be streamed live via ESPN3.com.
Along with Nebraska, four other Big Ten gymnasts qualified for individual event finals on Sunday at 2 p.m. Michigan's Joanna Sampson qualified for the bars and floor, while teammate Sachi Sugiyama will compete on the vault. Minnesota's Lindsay Mable qualified for the vault finals, while teammate Hanna Nordquist will seek the national title on the beam.
The 2014 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships is underway today from the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex in Birmingham, Ala. Illinois and Michigan, along with Minnesota's Lindsay Mable and Hanna Nordquist, will compete in today's first semifinal session at 1 p.m. CT, while Nebraska and Penn State 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 on each event from both semifinal sessions, including ties, will advance to the individual event finals at 2 p.m. on Sunday.