Women's Gymnastics Picked First in B1G Preseason Coaches Poll
New-Look Lineups, Youth on Display in Women's Gym Exhibition Win
Five Women's Gymnasts Receive All-Big Ten Honors
Women's Gymnast Artz Earns Fourth Big Ten Freshman of the Week
Women's Gymnast Artz Named Freshman of the Week for Third Time
This Friday's (Jan. 31) meet against Michigan State will serve as the team's first-ever Autism Awareness Meet.
At Michigan ... Three-time NCAA All-American (2014 - All-Around (First Team), UB (Second Team), FX (Second Team) ... 2014 Big Ten Freshman of the Year ... Two-time NCAA Regional champion (2014: All-Around, BB) ... NCAA Regional runner-up (2014: FX) ... All-Big Ten (Second Team - 2014) ... All-Big Ten Championships Team (2014) ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement (2014).
Sophomore (2015) ... Big Ten Preseason Gymnasts to Watch List.
Freshman (2014) ... Three-time NCAA All-American (All-Around (First Team), UB (Second Team), FX (Second Team) ... Big Ten Freshman of the Year ... Two-time NCAA Regional champion (All-Around, Balance Beam) ... All-Big Ten (Second Team) ... All-Big Ten Championships Team ... Four-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Jan. 13, Jan. 27, Feb. 10, March 17) ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement ... Hit 42 of 43 routines (97 percent) ... Championships ... NCAA Championships (April 18): Scored 39.375 in the all-around to take third in the session (13th overall) and earn NCAA All-America honors, scoring 9.850 on VT (T-10th), 9.875 on UB (T-8th), 9.750 on BB (T-32nd) and 9.900 on FX (T-7th) ... NCAA Athens Regional (April 5): Won the all-around (39.325) and tied for first on BB(9.850), took second on FX (9.925), scored 9.850 on UB and 9.700 on VT ... Big Ten Championships (March 22): Scored 39.375 in the all-around. Tied for fourth on BB (9.875), tied for fifth on FX (9.925) and scored 9.825 on UB and 9.750 on VT ... Regular Season ... Big Ten Quad (March 15): Tied for second and scored 9.900 on UB, BB and FX ... 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.
|Vault||9.850||4/18/14, at NCAA Championships|
|Uneven Bars||9.900||3/15/14, vs. Minnesota/Iowa/Penn State|
|Balance Beam||9.900||3/15/14, vs. Minnesota/Iowa/Penn State|
|Floor Exercise||9.950||3/7/14, vs. UCLA/Utah|
|All-Around||39.375||3/22/14, at Big Ten Championships|