Women's Gymnastics Final Release

May 5, 2006

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Michigan fell just short of the program's 10th Super Six berth as the Wolverines finished fourth in the preliminaries session of the NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships. The national event were held from April 20-22 at the Gill Coliseum on the campus of Oregon State in Corvallis, Ore.

Michigan senior Lauren Mirkovich wrapped up her collegiate career with a seventh-place finish on the uneven bars at the NCAA Championships individual event finals, while freshman Tatjana Thuener-Rego placed eighth on the balance beam in her first nationals.

The Wolverines finished the season with seven All-Americans, including first teamers Mirkovich (bars) and Thuener-Rego (beam), senior Jenny Deiley (vault, bars), senior Becca Clauson (floor), junior Carol McNamara (floor), sophomore Katie Lieberman (vault) and freshman Becky Bernard (bars).

Michigan collected its 14th straight appearance in the NCAA Championships and 15th overall to lead all league schools. The Wolverines are one of only four programs in the nation to advance to the NCAA Championships in each of the last 14 seasons (Alabama, Georgia and Utah are the others).