Nicole Artz
Nicole  Artz

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Holland, Mich.

High School:
West Ottawa

Height:
5-3


07/21/2016

Artz, Chiarelli, Sheppard, Williams Named Scholastic All-Americans

Four Women's Gymnasts Named Scholastic All-Americans

06/09/2016

Three Wolverines on Academic All-America At-Large Teams

Three Wolverines on Academic All-America At-Large Teams

05/12/2016

Four Student-Athletes Receive Academic All-District Recognition

Four Student-Athletes Receive Academic All-District Recognition

04/29/2016

Artz, Karas Share Team Most Valuable Performer Award

Artz, Karas Share Women's Gymnastics Team MVP Award

04/15/2016

Artz, Brown Earn All-America Honors at NCAA Championships

Artz, Brown Earn All-America Honors at Women's Gymnastics NCAAs

01/29/2014

W Gym to Host Autism Awareness Meet

This Friday's (Jan. 31) meet against Michigan State will serve as the team's first-ever Autism Awareness Meet.

Feature on Nicole

Artz poised for big season (Holland Sentinel)

At Michigan
• Elementary education major
• Six-time NCAA All-American
• 2015 NCAA Northeast Region Gymnast of the Year
• 2014 Big Ten Freshman of the Year
• Five-time Big Ten champion
• Three-time NCAA Regional champion
• Three-time All-Big Ten
• CoSIDA Academic All-American
• Three-time NACGC/W Scholastic All-American
• Six-time NACGC/W Regular Season All-American
• Three-time All-Big Ten Championships Team
• Two-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar
• Two-time Academic All-Big Ten
• Three-time U-M Athletic Academic Achievement
• Eight-time Big Ten Gymnast of the Week
• Four-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week

Junior (2016)
• NCAA second team All-American (Floor Exercise)
• CoSIDA Academic All-America third team
• NACGC/W Scholastic All-American
• NACGC/W Regular season All-America on beam (1st), floor (1st) and the all-around (2nd)
• NCAA Regional champion (Balance Beam)
• Two-time Big Ten Champion (Balance Beam (Tie) and Floor Exercise)
• All-Big Ten First Team
• All-Big Ten Championships Team
• CoSIDA Academic All-District
• Bates/Deskins Award for top U-M junior in academics and athletics
• U-M Junior High Honors
• Academic All-Big Ten
• Four-time Big Ten Gymnast of the Week (Jan. 4, Jan. 11, Feb. 9, Mar. 7)
• Named to Big Ten Gymnasts to Watch list
• Junior Captain
• Finsihed the season ranked in the top 50 nationally in the all-around (t-10th), bars (t-20th), beam (t-7th) and floor (3rd)
• All-around titles in five meets this season
• 19 event titles overall including floor (7), bars (6) and beam (6)
• Scored 9.900 or better on 21 routines, including floor (8), bars (7) and beam (6)
• Earned second team All-American with her 9.875 on floor to tie for sixth in the first semifinal session at the NCAA Championships, also finished ninth in the all-around with a 39.325
• Qualified for the NCAA Championships as an individual with a second place finish in the all-around (39.450) and tie for first place on beam (9.90) at the NCAA Regional in Ann Arbor
• Also had a 9.950 on bars at the NCAA Regional, the fourth straight 9.950 for U-M to set a school record bars score (49.675)
• Career best 39.725 in the all-around against No. 6 Utah, setting a career high on bars (9.975), matching a career best on floor (9.975) and hitting a season high on vault (9.850). It was the 11th best all-around score at U-M and best since 2004.
• Matched her career high with a 9.975 to win the Big Ten floor title and tied for the win on beam with a 9.925
• Earned the all-around title at the Cancun Classic with a score of 39.525, winning floor (9.95) and bars (9.90) in Cancun
• Shared victories on floor (9.95), bars (9.90) and beam (9.875) against No. 9 Georgia
• Scored a 9.90 to win floor against Ohio State
• Recorded an all-around score of 39.425 at No. 17 Illinois, sharing for first place on bars (9.90) and beam (9.90)
• Matched a career high with a 9.975 on floor at No. 17 Nebraska
• Won the all-around against Maryland and Eastern Michigan with a 39.550, scoring a 9.90 or better on bars, beam and floor
• Matched a career high with a 9.950 to win beam, while scoring a season-high 9.925 to win bars against Michigan State

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, Uneven Bars (Tie), Balance Beam)
• Two-time NACGC/W Regular Season All-American -- Balance Beam (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).
• Recorded 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.
• Averaged 39.434 in the all-around (13 meets).
• Scored at least 39.500 in the all-around in five meets.
• Ended regular season tied for fifth in the nation in the all-around (39.535 RQS), while being ranked sixth on balance beam (9.910) and tied for 11th on floor exercise (9.920).
• Qualified for NCAA Individual Event Finals, finishing 12th on balance beam (9.8125).
• Scored 39.425 in the all-around and tied for first on balance beam (9.900) at the NCAA Championships (April 17).
• Finished first in the all-around (39.650), tied for first on uneven bars (9.950) and won balance beam (9.950) at the Big Ten Championships, held at Crisler Center (March 21).

Freshman (2014)
• Three-time NCAA All-American -- All-Around (First Team), Uneven Bars (Second Team), Floor Exercise (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).
• Recorded 20 top-five individual finishes.
• Won or tied for five individual event titles.
• Scored 39.375 in the all-around (13th), 9.900 on floor exercise (T-7th) and 9.875 on uneven bars (T-8th) at the NCAA Championships (April 18).
• Took first in the all-around (39.325) and on balance beam (9.850) at the NCAA Regional Championship (April 5).
• Tied for first on balance beam (9.825) in first collegiate meet at Iowa State (Jan. 10).

Prep
• High School: West Ottawa (2013)
• Graduated a full year early.

Club/International
• Club: 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 .

Personal ...
• Full name is Nicole Jean Artz
• Birthday: Oct. 19, 1995
• Enrolled in the School of Education
• Majoring in elementary education and language arts.

Career Bests

Event Score Date
Vault 9.950 3/14/15 at Big Five Meet
Uneven Bars 9.975 3/4/16, vs. Utah
Balance Beam 9.950 2x, last 2/14/16 vs. Michigan State
Floor Exercise 9.975 4x, last 3/19/16 at Big Ten Championships
All-Around 39.725 3/4/16 vs. Utah


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