April 11, 2014
Complete Results |
The national title is second straight for Michigan, the sixth in school history (1963, 1970, 1999, 2010, 2013) and the fourth under head coach Kurt Golder (1999, 2010, 2013).
The back-to-back NCAA titles are the first for any U-M sport since 1969-70, as the trampoline team won in consecutive seasons. Men's swimming and diving also accomplished the feat in 1958-59
The last time U-M hosted and won an NCAA championship was 1958 (men's swimming and diving).
Golder is now tied with men's swimming coach Gus Stager for the third-most NCAA titles by a coach in school history. He trails only swimming coach Matt Mann (13) and football coach Fielding Yost (six)
The title is the 56th NCAA title in U-M Athletic Department history.
Michigan improves to 35-0 on the season and is riding a 54-meet winning streak. The last loss came against Oklahoma on March 9, 2013, in Norman.
Syque Caesar, a graduate student, has now won three NCAA team championships, making him the first U-M athlete in 53 years to win three in a career. Several members of the men's swimming and diving team (1958-61) are also in the prestigious category.
Sam Mikulak is now a six-time NCAA champion after his all-around title and has a chance to earn the most NCAA titles in history, as Jim Hartung and Joe Giallombardo each own seven NCAA titles
Mikulak is now a 14-time All-American, with more opportunities to capture All-America citations on Saturday. He has a chance to earn the second-most All-America honors in NCAA history (20), trailing only Jim Hartung (22).
Mikulak's all-around win is the 32nd Michigan individual title of the season.
Mikulak set career highs on pommel horse (15.600) and floor exercise (15.950).
Michigan has now had a gymnast win the all-around at NCAAs in four of the last five seasons (Chris Cameron 2010, Mikulak 2011, '13, '14).
The 16.05 on p-bars for Mikulak marks the third time this season he has eclipsed the 16-plus mark (p-bars 16.10, high bar 16.00).
Hub Humphrey set a career high on floor exercise (15.150).
Michigan posted a season-high score of 75.100 on the pommel horse, besting its score of 74.750 from Feb. 1 against Ohio State.
Michigan improved its score on the pommel horse (73.400 to 75.100 today), parallel bars (75.500 to 75.950), floor exercise (74.250 to 75.950) and total team score (444.100 to 445.050) from Thursday's qualifying session.