Huskers capture Big 12 championship
Roundup: Michigan wins fifth consecutive Big Ten title
Competing in its last conference championship as a member of the Big 12, Nebraska won its first league title since 2007. The Huskers posted a 196.775 to narrowly edge three-time defending Big 12 champion Oklahoma by .275 points. Nebraska senior Erin Davis, the nation’s top-ranked vaulter, won the event with a score of 9.925. Sooners Megan Ferguson and Natasha Kelley shared the beam title with a 9.925, and Missouri senior Mary Burke claimed the all-around title with a 39.300.
Big Ten Conference
Michigan claimed its fifth consecutive league title with a 196.600, edging second-place Penn State (196.375) and third-place Illinois (196.075).
The Wolverines won three of four events, but Penn State’s Sharaya Musser captured the all-around title with a 39.475.
Musser also shared the vault title with Illinois’ Amber See, and Nittany Lion Natalie Ettl notched her second straight league crown on the uneven bars. Michigan’s Kylee Botterman took home the floor exercise trophy, while teammate Jordan Sexton earned the balance beam title.
Midwest Independent Conference
Southeast Missouri State captured its second conference title with a score of 193.775. Texas Woman's University was second (192.525), Illinois-Chicago placed third with 192.075 followed by Illinois State (191.900) and Centenary (189.850).
After capturing the all-around title in her rookie season, TWU sophomore Brittany Johnson recorded a 38.875 and tied for first this year with SEMO’s Christina Sundgren. Johnson also finished third on vault (9.825) and tied for third on bars (9.800) and floor (9.675).
East Atlantic Gymnastics League
North Carolina defended its EAGL title, scoring a 195.300 in a closely-contested race with New Hampshire and Maryland that was decided by less than 0.275 points. Maryland’s Abigail Adams won the all-around (39.400) and balance beam (9.925), while fellow Terrapin Ally Krikorian took the vault title with a 9.900.
Central Michigan claimed its second consecutive league title, scoring a season-high 195.900 to beat out second-place Kent State. Three Chippewas won individual titles as Kristin Teubner captured the beam (9.900) and all-around (39.325), Cheryl Conlin earned a share of the floor title (9.875) and Brittany Petzold took the bars title with a 9.850.
Oregon State won its first league title since 1996, posting a season-high score of 197.200, led by Leslie Mak, who claimed the all-around (39.525) and balance beam titles, and was one of six gymnasts to share the uneven bars crown.
Just a quarter of a point separated the top two teams in the nation and the league as Alabama squeaked out the victory, edging No. 1 Florida, 197.225-196.975. No. 8 Georgia took third with a 196.650. Alabama senior Kayla Hoffman claimed the vault title with a 9.95, while junior Geralen Stack-Eaton won the beam and floor titles with scores of 9.925. Georgia’s Cassidy McComb was the sixth GymDog in the last seven years to win the SEC all-around title with a 39.400, while Kat Ding defended her league title on the uneven bars.
Mountain Pacific Sports Federation
UC Davis took the team title, edging Air Force, 192.975-192.225. The champs were led by Marcy Miller. who won the all-around title with 38.850 to cap a week that started with her winning Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Gymnast of the Week honors.
Western Athletic Conference
Boise State took the title with a score of 195.70, sweeping the conference meet and regular season titles. Amy Glass and Hannah Redmon earned individual titles on vault and bars, respectively, while Glass also captured the 2011 WAC Gymnast of the Year honor.