this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
The #6 Michigan Women (21-2, 9-0 B1G Regular Season Champions) have defended Crisler Center and have won their second straight B1G Championship, their 21st overall.
After winning the regular season championship last weekend and receiving a talk from Harbaugh yesterday, this team came out and nailed everything. Michigan scored a 197.825.
That's the second best team score in program history.
It came down to the end between Michigan and Illinois. Michigan was on the most difficult event in the balance beam and they came out on top. They scored THREE 9.900s on the event to take the 2015 B1G Championship.
A picture says a thousand words.
Harbaugh speaking with the #6 ranked, B1G Regular Season Champion Women's Gymnastics team the day before they host the B1G Championhips at Crisler Center.
For the 20th straight time, Michigan has beaten MSU.
The #5 Michigan Women beat MSU 196.725-194.850 at Jenison Field House. The Wolverines now lead the all-time series 65-38.
Michigan now moves to 7-0 overall and 5-0 in the B1G. The Wolverines will not have B1G meet for another month when they travel to Minnesota for the Big Five meet--a five way against the remaining teams that Michigan has not faced yet (Iowa, Minnesota, Penn State and Rutgers).
Michigan has already beaten the 2nd, 3rd and 4th place teams in the B1G in #7 Nebraska, #15 Illinois and #24 Ohio State.
Things are looking very good right now in the standings for Michigan. The only tough test in the B1G regular season that stands in Michigan's way is Penn State who will be in that Big Five meet.
If Michigan takes care of business in that meet against PSU and the other 3 teams that Michigan SHOULD beat, they will win their first B1G Dual Meet Championship since 2013 when the B1G first instituted the Dual Meet Championship.
Next up, #5 Michigan will pack Crisler Center for a BTN-televised dual meet against #1 Oklahoma. That is going to be an incredibly interesting meet to see where Michigan is at against their top national competition. This team certainly has the senior stars to be in the NCAA Super Six and challenge for that NCAA Championship.
The preseason #5-ranked ladies' team (#1 preseason B1G) went 24 for 24 events in only their second meet this season, topping their winning score from last week, beating both OSU and WVU (Coach Plocki's alma mater) in Columbus. UM: 196.975, OSU 195.025, and West Virginia (194.175).
Michigan also swept the all-around: Senior Sachi Sugiyama took first, soph Nicole Artz second, and a freshman, Brianna Brown placed third, only 0.075 points behind Sachi. So much for losing such talented seniors from last year.
They open their home season next week against Illinois.
Today has been a great day for Michigan Athletics.
In addition to the Men's Gymnastics team winning an NCAA Championship a year ago and being the favorite to repeat AT Crisler Center where the meet will be hosted, the dominant Women's program added more hardware and years to their banner at Crisler.
Michigan has just won the B1G Gymnastics Championship.
Their star and 2013 NCAA Champion, Joanna Sampson scored a perfect 10.00 on FX. A perfect score is the biggest thing a gymnast wants to shoot for individually in terms of performance. And to do it at the B1G Championships is outstanding.
Despite a lopsided loss today in a headscratcher against Saint Joeseph's, Bellarmine lost their 3rd straight ECAC game and is 0-3.
Since Michigan beat Bellarmine last week, and the ECAC is a five team league with a four team tournament, Michigan will play postseason lacrosse for the first time in history. The ECAC Tournament is in columbus in early May and will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1.
Pile another one on. Women's gymnast Joanna Sampson takes home the NCAA National Championship in the Floor Exercise event.
Michigan as a team finished in the semifinals of the Championships. Sampson is only the fourt gymnast in the women's program history to win an individual championship.
- Men's Gymnastics team National Championship
- Sam Mikulak takes home 3 NCAA Individual Championships
- Women's tennis wins their 4th straight B1G Championship
- Sampson takes home NCAA Individual Championship
Not too shabby.