2010 Women's Gymnastics Season in Review
May 24, 2010
Michigan, along with members from five other conference women's gymnastics teams, were represented at the 2010 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships, held at the Steven C. O'Connell Center on the University of Florida campus. In all, conference student-athletes combined for 15 All-America honors, including nine first-team awards.
Penn State's Brandi Personett won first-team All-America honors in the all-around, the balance beam and floor exercise, while teammate Sharaya Musser was named an All-American in the all-around and the vault. Michigan's Natalie Beilstein (floor exercise), Kylee Botterman (vault), Kelsey Knutson (balance beam) and Brittnee Martinez (vault) each earned one honor.
The Michigan Wolverines won their fourth straight Big Ten Championship at the 2010 Big Ten Women's Gymnastics Championships. The win was Michigan's 17th in the last 19 years and the team never trailed throughout the meet. The Wolverines scored a 49.450 on the balance beam, their final rotation, to seal the win.
Michigan finished with a 196.900 score, with Penn State finishing second with a 196.525 score. Iowa was third with 195.575 points, while Michigan State and Minnesota tied for fourth with 195.350 points. Illinois' 195.025 score was good for sixth and the host Buckeyes were seventh with 194.700.
Individually, Personett won conference championships in the all-around and in floor exercise as she was named 2010 Big Ten Gymnast of the Year. Penn State teammate Natalie Ettl won the uneven bars crown, Michigan's Beilstein won the vault title and Iowa's Houry Gebeshian claimed the balance beam championship.