This Friday's (Jan. 31) meet against Michigan State will serve as the team's first-ever Autism Awareness Meet.
Freshman (2014) ... Three-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Jan. 13, Jan. 27, Feb. 10) ... Regular Season ... UCLA/Utah (March 7) ... Tied for second on FX (9.950), scored 9.875 on UB and 9.400 on BB ... BYU/Kent State (Feb. 28): Took second in the all-around (39.200); tied for third on FX (9.900), took fifth on UB (9.825) and scored 9.750 on VT and 9.725 on BB ... Perfect 10 Challenge (Feb. 21): Tied for fifth on UB (9.850) and was also in the lineup on BB (9.725) and FX (9.825) ... Nebraska (Feb. 14): Was an all-arounder for the first time in her college career, finishing fourth (39.150). Tied for first on BB (9.825), tied for second on FX (9.900), scored 9.750 on UB and 9.675 on VT ... Illinois (Feb. 7): Tied for first on uneven bars (9.825), second on floor exercise (9.875) and tied for fourth on balance beam (9.775) ... Michigan State (Jan. 31): Tied for first on floor exercise (9.875), tied for third on balance beam (9.825) and scored 9.800 on uneven bars ... Ohio State (Jan. 25): Tied for first on uneven bars (9.875), third on floor exercise (9.900) and also competed on balance beam (9.800) ... North Carolina State Quad (Jan. 17): Tied for second on uneven bars (9.850), tied for fifth on balance beam (9.850) and also was in the floor exercise lineup (9.650) ... Iowa State (Jan. 10): Made collegiate debut, tying for first on balance beam (9.825) and finishing second on floor exercise (9.900).
Prep ... West Ottawa (2013) ... Graduated a full year early.
Club/International ... Champion Gymnastics USA (L10) ... five-time J.O. National Championships qualifier ... won floor exercise and finished seventh in the all-around at the 2012 J.O. National Championships (Jr. D Division) ... placed second on floor exercise, fourth on both balance beam and the all-around, sixth on vault and eighth on uneven bars at the 2012 Region 5 Championships ... won balance beam and took second on floor exercise and in the all-around at the 2011 Region 5 Championships (Jr. C Division) ... traveled to Rio de Janeiro as part of Region 5 All-Star Team.
Personal ... Full name is Nicole Jean Artz ... daughter of Ken and Kim Artz ... born Oct. 19, 1995 ... enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... open major.