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This Week in Michigan Women's Gymnastics #14
Women's Gym Wins Regional, Headed Back To NCAA Championships
The third-ranked Wolverines close out the regular season at home on Saturday (March 16), hosting Iowa State on Senior Day at 4 p.m. inside Crisler Center.
At Michigan ... Three-time NCAA All-American (2013 - uneven bars (second team); 2011 - uneven bars (first team); 2010 - vault (first team)) ... NCAA Regional champion (2013 - uneven bars) ... All-Big Ten (2013 - first team) ... Big Ten Championships runner-up on uneven bars (2013) ... All-Big Ten Championships Team (2013) ... Academic All-Big Ten (2013) ... Big Ten Freshman of the Week (March 1, 2010) ... Big Ten Co-Event Specialist of the Week (Feb. 18, 2013) ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement (2013).
Senior (2013) ... NCAA All-American (uneven bars - second team) ... NCAA Regional champion (uneven bars) ... All-Big Ten (first team) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Big Ten Co-Event Specialist of the Week (Feb. 18) ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement ...Championships... NCAA Semifinals: Earned NCAA All-America second team honors on uneven bars (9.900); also competed on balance beam (9.550) ... Regionals: Tied for first on bars (9.900) and also competed on beam (9.750) ... Big Tens: Tied for second on bars (9.900) and also competed on beam (9.600) ...Regular Season ... Iowa State: Tied for second on balance beam (9.850) and competed on uneven bars (9.750) ... UCLA Quad:Tied for second on bars (9.925), and also competed on beam (9.800) ... Michigan State: Tied for third on uneven bars (9.850) and competed on balance beam (9.800) ... West Virginia Quad: Competed on beam (9.825) and bars ... Penn State: Won both bars (9.950) and beam (9.900), setting season highs in both events ... Ohio State: Tied for third on balance beam (9.850) ... Iowa: Finished third on balance beam (9.825) and tied for fifth on uneven bars (9.825) ... Minnesota Quad: Tied for second on uneven bars (9.825) and also competed on balance beam (9.825) ... Illinois: Tied for second on uneven bars (9.875) and also competed on balance beam (9.800) ... Nebraska: Tied for fourth on balance beam (9.875) and tied for fifth on uneven bars (9.850) ... Cancun Classic: Finished fourth on both uneven bars (9.825) and balance beam (9.850).
Junior (2012) ... Championships ...NCAA Auburn Regional: Returned to the lineup on uneven bars only after missing a month due to an ankle injury, scoring a 9.825 ... Regular Season ... Penn State/UNC: Tied for bars title (9.900) and tied for second on balance beam (9.875); also scored 9.450 on vault, but suffered an ankle injury upon landing ... Oklahoma/TWU: Tied for fourth on beam (9.800), and scored 9.825 on vault, and 9.800 on bars ... Utah: Tied for third on uneven bars (9.775) and also competed on vault (9.725) and balance beam (9.675) ... Masters Classic: Finished third on bars (9.875) and also competed on vault (9.750) and beam (9.775) ... West Virginia: Tied for first on uneven bars (9.900), and also competed on beam (9.600) and vault (9.750) ... Illinois: Tied for first on beam (9.825), tied for fifth on bars (9.800) and also competed on vault (9.750) ... Minnesota: Competed on vault (9.725), bars (9.175) and beam (9.600) ... Ohio State: Won bars title (9.850), and scored consecutive 9.750 scores on vault and beam.
Sophomore (2011) ... NCAA All-America first team (bars) ... Championships ...Event Finals: Hit a 9.8500 routine in her first event finals on bars tying for sixth ... Super Six: Scored 9.875 on bars ... NCAA Semis: Earned first-team All-America honors nailing a career-high 9.900 bars routine for third place ... Regionals: Tied a career-best 9.875 to take third on bars ... Big Tens: Did not compete ... Regular Season ...Georgia: Nailed a season high 9.850 on bars to take third ... Alabama: Competed on bars ... Oklahoma: Scored 9.700 on bars ... Utah: Scored 9.675 on bars ... Michigan Tri: Competed for the first time, scoring 9.025 on bars.
Freshman (2010) ... NCAA All-America first team (vault) ... Big Ten Freshman of the Week (March 1) ... Championships ...NCAA Individual Event Finals: Tallied a 9.7188 on vault to share 12th place in a field of 18 ... NCAA Prelims: Nailed a 9.900 vault to tie for fourth (earning a berth in the individual event finals), while also going 9.800 on bars and competing in the all-around ... NCAA Regionals: Competed in the all-around, scoring 9.850s on vault and bars ... Big Tens: Competed in the all-around, scoring 39.150 ... Regular Season ...Alabama: Took fourth on vault (9.875) and fifth in the all-around (39.100) ... Georgia: Won her first collegiate title (bars) with a collegiate-high 9.875 while also setting a new floor high with 9.825 ... Penn State: Nailed a career-best 9.875 on beam, equaling a career-best 9.850 on vault ... Big Ten Freshman of the Week (March 1) ... Illinois: Had a career high in the all-around (39.200) and a career best on beam (9.750) ... Utah: Returned to the all-around, scoring season highs on beam and floor ... Minnesota: Had a career high on vault ... West Virginia Tri: Set a career high on vault and tied a career high on bars ... Iowa State Tri: Competed on vault and bars ... Nebraska: Competed in the all-around, scoring a career high on floor ... Michigan State: Competed in the all-around, tying for third on bars ...Michigan Tri: Competed in the all-around in her first collegiate meet, tying for runner-up on bars (9.850).
Prep ... Doherty High School (2009) ... High Honors seven out of eight semesters ... state champion ... helped Doherty post its third highest finish in school history ... nominated for Colorado Female Athlete of the Year ... Rocky Mountain News Athlete of the Year.
Club/Junior Team ... Colorado Aerials ... 2009 national team member ... won the national title on bars, taking third on beam and fourth in the all-around (2009) ... fourth on bars and fifth in the all-around at nationals (2008).
Personal ... Birthday: December 4, 1990 ... daughter of David and Bobby Jo Martinez ... enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts.
|Vault||9.900||4/15/11, at NCAA Preliminaries|
|Uneven Bars||9.950||2/16/13, vs. Penn State|
|Balance Beam||9.900||2/16/13,vs. Penn State|
|Floor Exercise||9.825||3/12/10, vs. Georgia|
|All-Around||39.200||2/27/10, at Illinois|
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