Jan. 25, 2014
Michigan improves to 42-22 all-time against Ohio State and has won 41 of the last 42 meetings between the two schools. Bev Plocki is now 40-1 all-time against Ohio State in her 25-year head coaching career.
The Wolverines are now 24-1 in home openers under head coach Bev Plocki.
Through three meets, Michigan has won 11 of 12 event titles and all three all-around crowns (all by Joanna Sampson).
Since 2005, Michigan is 50-6-1 in January meets.
Michigan raised its season scoring average from 196.663 to 196.883 following tonight's performance. It surpassed its prior scoring averages on every event on Saturday.
The Wolverines are nearly at the same spot they were in after three meets last season. In 2013, U-M started out with team scores of 196.575, 196.900 and 197.350 (average of 196.941). This year, U-M has started out with 196.525, 196.800 and 197.325 (average of 196.883).
Michigan scored 49.250 on balance beam, its highest score as a team since scoring 49.275 in last year's season opener (Jan. 4, 2013, at the Cancun Classic).
On balance beam, Shelby Gies was one a quarter-of-a-tenth off her previous career-best score (9.925, set March 2, 2013, at Michigan State), while Reema Zakharia surpassed her previous best by a full tenth-and-a-quarter.
Joanna Sampson scored 39.000 or greater in the all-around for the 23rd time in her career, giving her sole possession of ninth place on the school's all-time list. She now has 15 career all-around titles and 40 career individual event titles.
Austin Sheppard has won or tied for the vault title in each of the team's first three meets of the season. She has scored above 9.900 in each routine, a mark she only hit four times last season as a freshman.
The Wolverines hit at least 49.500 on floor exercise for the fourth time since the beginning of last season.
The meet began 30 minutes late due to travel problems for Ohio State from Columbus.
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