Feb. 14, 2014
Michigan improves to 20-18-1 all-time against Nebraska. It was the Wolverines' first win in Lincoln since Feb. 7, 2008.
With the win, Michigan is atop the Big Ten standings (4-0), while Nebraska falls to 3-1. Each team has the Big Ten Quad remaining on March 15. Michigan will host Minnesota, Penn State and Iowa, while Nebraska will face Michigan State, Ohio State and Illinois in East Lansing, Mich.
The Wolverines came in averaging 196.650 through its first five meets. They scored 196.650 on Friday.
Michigan recorded its second-highest score on floor exercise this season (49.375, accomplished back on Jan. 10 at Iowa State).
Michigan has scored above 49.000 in 18 of 24 rotations this season, while its gymnasts have won 21 of 24 individual event titles.
Joanna Sampson saw her streak of all-around wins in regular-season meets come to an end on Friday. Prior to tonight, she had won the all-around in her last nine regular-season meets. She also took second on floor exercise for the first time this season (had taken first in the first five meets).
Joanna Sampson has now scored 39.000 or higher in 26 career meets. She also now has 46 career individual event titles.
Nicole Artz competed as an all-arounder for the first time in her collegiate career. It was also the first time this season that Michigan has had two all-arounders in a meet. With her tie for the balance beam title, Artz now has five individual event titles this season.
Natalie Beilstein returned to action after missing last week's meet at Illinois. It was also her first time on floor exercise since Jan. 25 vs. Ohio State.
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