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Joanna Sampson
Joanna Sampson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Willow Grove, Pa.

High School:
Upper Moreland


03/31/2014

Sampson, Sheppard Tabbed NACGC/W Regular-Season All-Americans

Women's Gymnastics Duo Earns Regular-Season All-America Honors

03/18/2014

Five Wolverines Receive All-Big Ten Honors

Five Women's Gymnasts Receive All-Big Ten Honors

03/07/2014

Sampson Among One of Six Finalists for 2014 AAI Award

Sampson Among Finalists for NCAA's Top Women's Gymnast Award

12/12/2013

U-M Ranked Seventh Nationally, No. 1 in Big Ten Poll

Women's Gymnastics Ranked Seventh Nationally, No. 1 in Big Ten Poll

04/21/2013

Post-Event Quotes: NCAA Individual Event Finals

Post-Event Quotes: NCAA Individual Event Finals

04/24/2013

Joanna Sampson Interview

Joanna Sampson talks about winning the national championship on floor exercise and what it will take for the team to reach the NCAA Super Six next season (April 24, 2013).

01/16/2013

Women's Gym Prepares for Illinois on Saturday

Michigan will host Illinois on Saturday at 4 p.m. at Crisler Center.

12/21/2012

2013 Women's Gymnastics Preview

Coach Plocki and co-captains Katie Zurales and Joanna Sampson breakdown the No. 10-ranked 2013 squad that is set to return 10 letterwinners in hopes of its 19th Big Ten title in 22 seasons.

At Michigan ... NCAA champion (2013: FX) ... Three-time NCAA All-American (2013 - All-Around (First Team), VT (First Team), FX (First Team)) ... Big Ten Women's Gymnast of the Year (2013) ... Two-time NCAA Northeast Region Gymnast of the Year (2013-14) ... 2012-13 University of Michigan Female Athlete of the Year ... Seven-time NACGC/W Regular Season All-American (2014 - All-Around (First Team), FX (First Team), UB (Second Team); 2013 - All-Around (First Team), VT (First Team), FX (First Team), UB (Second Team) ... Four-time NCAA Regional champion (2014: FX, 2013: UB, 2011-12: VT) ... Two-time Big Ten champion (2014: UB, FX) ... Three-time Big Ten Championships runner-up (2013: FX, 2012: VT, 2011: FX) ... Two-time All-Big Ten (2013-14 - First Team) ... Three-time All-Big Ten Championships Team (2012-14) ... 2012 NCAA Championships Individual Qualifier (VT) ... Academic All-Big Ten (2014).

Senior (2014) ... AAI Award Finalist ... NCAA Northeast Region Gymnast of the Year ... Two-time Big Ten champion (UB, FX) ... NCAA Regional champion (FX) ... All-Big Ten (First Team) ... Three-time NACGC/W Regular Season All-American (All-Around (First Team), FX (First Team), UB (Second Team)) ... All-Big Ten Championships Team ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Two-time Big Ten Gymnast of the Week (Jan. 20, Feb. 3) ... Captain ... Named to 2014 Big Ten Gymnasts to Watch list ... Championships ... NCAA Athens Regional (April 5): Scored 38.625 in the all-around, winning FX (9.950), scoring 9.850 on VT, 9.600 on BB and 9.225 on UB ... Big Ten Championships (March 22): Won UB (9.925) and tied for first on FX (10.000), while also scoring 9.850 on VT and 9.775 on BB. Finished third in the all-around (39.550) ... Became first women's gymnast in Big Ten Championships history to record a perfect 10.0 on FX ... Regular Season ... Big Ten Quad (March 15): Tied for first in the all-around (39.600), winning UB (9.950) and FX (9.925), tying for second on BB (9.900) and tying for fifth on VT (9.825) ... UCLA/Utah (March 7): Took second in the all-around (39.600: tied for second on FX (9.950), tied for fifth on BB (9.875), while also scoring 9.900 on VT and 9.875 on UB ... BYU/Kent State (Feb. 28): Took second on both VT (9.925) and FX (9.925) and scored 9.775 on BB ... Perfect 10 Challenge (Feb. 21): Took third in the all-around (39.325). Won UB (9.900), tied for fourth on VT (9.925), fourth on FX (9.875) and scored 9.625 on BB ... Nebraska (Feb. 14): Took second in the all-around (39.450). Won VT (9.925) and tied for first on BB (9.825), tied for second on FX (9.900) and scored 9.800 on UB ... Illinois (Feb. 7): Won the all-around (39.300), winning floor exercise (9.925), tying for second on vault (9.850), tying for fourth on balance beam (9.775) and tying for fifth on uneven bars (9.750) ... Michigan State (Jan. 31): Won three events and the all-around, setting career-high scores on uneven bars (9.975) and balance beam (9.925), while tying her career-high score in the all-around (39.650); also tied for first on floor exercise (9.875) and tied for second on vault (9.875) ... Ohio State (Jan. 25): Won the all-around (39.475), took first on floor (9.950), tied for first on uneven bars (9.875), tied for second on vault (9.875) and was also in on the balance beam lineup (9.775) ... North Carolina State Quad (Jan. 17): Won the all-around (39.625), uneven bars (9.925) and floor exercise (9.950), while tying for second on vault (9.875) and balance beam (9.875) ... Iowa State: Won the all-around (39.325), finishing first on balance beam (9.825 -- tie) and floor exercise (9.925) and finishing second on vault (9.875).

Junior (2013) ... University of Michigan Female Athlete of the Year ... NCAA champion (FX) ... Three-time NCAA All-American (First Team: All-Around, VT, FX) ... Big Ten Women's Gymnast of the Year ... NCAA Northeast Region Gymnast of the Year ... NCAA Morgantown Regional champion (UB) ... All-Big Ten (First Team) ... Four-time NACGC/W Regular Season All-American (First Team - All-Around, VT, FX; Second Team - UB) ... Five-time Big Ten Women's Gymnast of the Week (Jan. 14, Feb. 4, Feb. 18, March 4, March 11) ... Championships ... NCAA Individual Event Finals: Became the fourth gymnast in program history to win a national championship by winning the floor exercise title (9.9375); also the first gymnast in program history to win a national championship on floor exercise ... also tied for 14th on vault (9.8583) ... NCAA Semifinals: Tied for first in the session and third overall in the all-around (39.525); also tied for first in the session on vault (9.950), tied for fourth on floor exercise (9.925), tied for 11th on uneven bars (9.875) and also competed on balance beam (9.775) ... Regionals: Tied for third in the all-around (39.200) and also tied for first on bars (9.900) ... Big Tens: Finished third in the all-around (39.575), tying for second on floor (9.950), and also competing on vault (9.925), uneven bars (9.850) and balance beam (9.850) ...Regular Season ... Iowa State: Won the all-around (39.500), floor exercise (9.925) and tied for first on vault (9.925), tied for second on uneven bars (9.875) and also competed on balance beam (9.775) ... UCLA Quad: Took the all-around title (39.575), tied for first on floor (9.950), tied for second on bars (9.925), tied for third on vault (9.925), and also competed on beam ... Michigan State: Won the all-around (39.650), vault (9.950), and floor (9.950),while tyingfor first on uneven bars (9.900) and finishing third on beam (9.850) ... West Virginia Quad: Finished first on bars (9.875), tied for first on floor (9.950), and also competed on beam (9.850) ... Penn State: Won all around (39.600), also won floor while setting career high (9.975), finished second on bars (9.925) and tied for third on beam (9.850) ... Ohio State: Finished fourth in the all-around (38.725), tied for first on uneven bars (9.900), won floor exercise (9.925) and tied for fourth on vault (9.825) ... Iowa: Won all around (39.600), won vault (9.900), won uneven bars (9.00), won balance beam (9.875), and won floor exercise (9.925) ... Minnesota Quad: Finished third in the all-around (39.325) and won uneven bars (9.850); also competed on vault (9.825), balance beam (9.800) and floor exercise (9.850) ... Illinois: Second in the all-around (39.550), won vault (9.925) and floor exercise (9.950) titles and tied for second on uneven bars (9.875) ... Nebraska: Won the all-around (39.400) and tied for first onfloor exercise (9.925), tied for third on vault (9.800), and tied for fifth on balance beam (9.850) ... Cancun Classic: Won the all-around (39.425) and vault (9.875), tied for first on uneven bars (9.950) and tied for second on balance beam (9.875).

Sophomore (2012) ... NCAA Championships qualifier (vault) ... All-Big Ten Championships Team ... Big Ten Championships runner-up (vault) ... named team's Most Valuable Performer ... Championships ...NCAA Championships: Tied for 30th on vault (9.800) ... NCAA Auburn Regional: Won vault title for second year in a row, scoring a 9.925; also scored 9.850 on floor, 9.800 on bars, and 9.750 on beam ...Big Ten Championships: Tied for second on vault (9.925), and was named to All-Big Ten Championships Team; scored 38.600 as an all-arounder, scoring 9.725 on floor, 9.700 on beam, and 9.250 on bars ... Regular Season ...Michigan State: Tied for first in the all-around (39.350); won bars (9.850), third on floor (9.850), tied for third on beam (9.825), and fourth on vault (9.825) ... Georgia: Tied for second in the all-around (39.350); won floor exercise (9.925) and vault (9.925), and also tied for fourth on bars (9.850); also competed on beam (9.650) ... Penn State/UNC: Scored 38.325 in the all-around; tied for fourth on vault (9.875), scored 9.300 on bars, 9.800 on beam and 9.350 on floor ... Oklahoma/TWU: Won the all-around (39.375); tied for first on vault (9.950), tied for fourth on floor (9.850), and scored 9.775 on beam and 9.800 on bars ... Utah: Won the all-around (39.250); placed first on floor (9.925), tied for third on uneven bars (9.775), placed fifth on vault (9.825), and also competed on balance beam (9.725) ... Masters Classic: Finished fourth in the all-around (39.275), tying for fourth on vault (9.875) and floor (9.850), and also competing on bars (9.775) and beam (9.775) ... West Virginia: Won her first career all-around title (39.300); tied for first on bars (9.900) and floor (9.825), second on beam (9.750) and tied for third on vault (9.825) ... Illinois: Finished third in the all-around (39.225); third on vault (9.825), fourth on balance beam (9.800), tied for fifth on bars (9.800) and also competed on floor (9.800) ... Minnesota: Finished fourth in the all-around (38.650); tied for first on vault (9.850), and tied for second on beam (9.800) and floor (9.800) ... Ohio State: Competed as an all-arounder for the first time in her collegiate career, finishing third (38.650), winning vault title (9.900), tying for second on bars (career-high 9.800) and tying for third on floor (9.825); also scored 9.125 on beam.

Freshman (2011) ...Championships ...Super Six: Scored 9.825 on vault, 9.800 on floor and 9.725 on beam ... NCAA Semis: Went 9.850 on vault, 9.825 on floor and competed on beam ... Regionals: Won her first collegiate title - vault - with a 9.900 and competed on bars and beam ... Big Tens: Scored a career-best 9.925 on floor to take runner-up honors while also competing on vault (9.825) and beam ... Regular Season ...Georgia: Tied a career high on vault (9.900) while competing on beam and tallying a career-best on floor (9.825) ... Alabama: Scored 9.825 on vault and 9.800 on beam ... Oklahoma: Shared fifth on vault (9.825) and scored 9.800 on beam ... Utah: Tied for fifth on vault (9.825) while competing on beam and floor ... Michigan Tri: Nailed a career-best 9.900 vault for third place while competing on beam and floor ... New Hampshire: Scored season highs on vault (9.825) and beam (9.825) ... Michigan Quad: Scored a collegiate-best 9.750 on beam ... Iowa: Competed vault, beam and floor, taking fourth with a personal-best 9.800 on vault ... Michigan Big Ten Tri: Scored a career best on vault (9.775) and competed on floor for the first time ... MSU Quad: Opened her career with a vault performance.

Prep ... Upper Moreland High School ... Distinguished Honors ... three years on Honor Roll.

Club/Junior Team ... Ricochets Gymnastics Club ... two-time national champion (all-around in 2010 and bars in 2008) and five-0time regional and state champion ... national all-around champion and runner-up on bars, taking third on beam and floor (2010) ... regional all-around and bars champion, runner-up on vault and third place on beam (2010) ... state all-around, vault and bars champion (2010) ... national bars champion and runner-up in the all-around (2008) ... regional all-around, vault and balance beam champion (2008) ... state vault and floor champion (2008) ... two-time Junior Olympic National Team member ... two-time Region 7 All-Star Team member.

Personal ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... birthday: December 4, 1992 ... daughter of Robert and Donna Sampson.

Career Bests

Event Score Date
Vault 9.950 2/24/12, at Oklahoma/TWU
Uneven Bars 9.975 1/31/14, vs. Michigan State
Balance Beam 9.925 1/31/14, vs. Michigan State
Floor Exercise 10.000 3/22/14, at Big Ten Championships
All-Around 39.650 3/2/13, at Michigan State
   

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