Fifty-Seven Wolverines Named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars
Sugiyama, Artz Share Women's Gymnastics Team MVP Award
Women's Gymnasts Artz, Brown, Sugiyama Named All-Americans
Five Women's Gymnasts Receive All-Big Ten Recognition
Artz Garners Fourth Big Ten Women's Gymnast of the Week Honor
This Friday's (Jan. 31) meet against Michigan State will serve as the team's first-ever Autism Awareness Meet.
At Michigan ... Five-time NCAA All-American (2015: All-Around (First Team), BB (First Team); 2014: All-Around (First Team), UB (Second Team), FX (Second Team)) ... 2015 NCAA Northeast Region Gymnast of the Year ... 2014 Big Ten Freshman of the Year ... Three-time Big Ten champion (2015: All-Around, UB (Tie), BB) ... Two-time NCAA Regional champion (2014: All-Around, BB) ... Two-time All-Big Ten (2015: First Team, 2014: Second Team) ... Two-time NACGC/W Regular Season All-American (2015: BB (First Team), All-Around (First Team)) ... Two-time All-Big Ten Championships Team (2014-15) ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2015) ... Academic All-Big Ten (2015) ... Two-time U-M Athletic Academic Achievement (2014-15) ... Four-time Big Ten Gymnast of the Week (Jan. 12, 2015, Feb. 2, 2015, March 2, 2015, March 9, 2015) ... Four-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week (2014).
Sophomore (2015) ... Two-time NCAA All-American (All-Around (First Team), Balance Beam (First Team)) ... NCAA Northeast Region Gymnast of the Year ... Three-time Big Ten champion (All-Around, UB (Tie), BB) ... Two-time NACGC/W Regular Season All-American (BB (First Team), All-Around (First Team)) ... All-Big Ten (First Team) ... All-Big Ten Championships Team ... Big Ten Preseason Gymnasts to Watch List ... Four-time Big Ten Gymnast of the Week (Jan. 12, Feb. 2, March 9, March 16) ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... Academic All-Big Ten ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement ... Won or tied for 16 event titles and had six first-place finishes in the all-around ... Set program record for highest single-season average on balance beam (9.897); also had program's third-highest single-season scoring average in the all-around (39.434) ... Performed the all-around in every meet, hitting 52-of-53 routines ... Had 24 routines of 9.900-plus ... Set career highs on every event and in the all-around ... Averaged 39.434 in the all-around (13 meets) ... Championships ... NCAA Individual Event Finals (April 19): Took 12th on balance beam (9.8125) ... NCAA Championships (April 17): Took third in the first semifinal in the all-around (39.425) and also tied for first on balance beam (9.900). Also scored 9.850 on vault and floor exercise and 9.825 on uneven bars ... NCAA Columbus Regional (April 4): Scored 38.900 in the all-around. Tied for second on floor exercise (9.900) and tied for fourth on balance beam (9.900); also scored 9.725 on vault and 9.375 on uneven bars ... Big Ten Championships (March 21): Finished first in the all-around (39.650), tied for first on uneven bars (9.950) and won balance beam (9.950); also finished tied for fourth on floor exercise (9.900) and scored 9.850 on vault ... Regular Season ... Recorded five first-place finishes in the all-around (Jan. 10 at Georgia, Jan. 31 vs. Nebraska, Feb. 20 vs. Oklahoma, Feb. 28 vs. NC State, March 14 at Big Five) and three second-place finishes ... Scored at least 39.500 in the all-around in five meets, including three meets at 39.600 (Jan. 31 vs. Nebraska, Feb. 20 vs. Oklahoma) ... Ended regular season tied for fifth in the nation in the all-around (39.535 RQS), while being ranked sixth on BB (9.910) and tied for 11th on FX (9.920).
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) ... North Shore Gymnastics Club (2002-08) ... 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 School of Education ... majoring in elementary education and language arts.
|Vault||9.950||3/14/15 at Big Five Meet|
|Uneven Bars||9.950||3/6/15, vs. Utah|
|Balance Beam||9.950||2/20/15 vs. Oklahoma|
|Floor Exercise||9.975||1/31/15 vs. Nebraska|
|All-Around||39.650||3/21/15 at Big Ten Championships|
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