Jan. 17, 2014
U-M improves to 6-0 all-time against North Carolina State, 4-0 against North Carolina and 3-1 against Towson.
Michigan scored 49.275 on uneven bars, up two-and-a-quarter tenths from last week at Iowa State (49.050).
Since 2005, U-M holds a 49-6-1 record in January meets.
Joanna Sampson had a fantastic day on the floor (9.950), coming just one quarter-of-a-tenth off her career high in the all-around (39.650, set March 2, 2013, at Michigan State) while tying her career high score on uneven bars (9.925, set on Feb. 16, 2013, vs. Penn State) and on balance beam (9.875, set on Jan. 4, 2013, at the Cancun Classic). Her all-around score of 39.625 is tied for the eighth-highest score in program history with Elise Ray (four times: 2005, 2002 -- twice, 2001), Calli Ryals (three times: all in 2002), Sarah Cain (1999), Jenny Deiley (2005) and Kylee Botterman (2011).
Through two weeks of the season, Joanna Sampson has the highest all-around score in the country. Rheagan Courville (LSU) entered this weekend's competition with the previous high (39.600).
Joanna Sampson also surpassed 39.000 for the 22nd time in her career, tying her with Lisa Simes (1996-99) for ninth-most post-39.000 scores in program history. It was her 14th career all-around title, and she now has 38 career individual event titles.
Freshmen Nicole Artz and Talia Chiarelli each performed on three events Friday. They were on two each last Friday (Jan. 10) in their collegiate debuts at Iowa State. Artz performed on uneven bars for the first time in her collegiate career (9.850), while Chiarelli was on vault (9.825).
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