March 15, 2014
U-M improves to 45-7 all-time against Iowa, but falls to 40-21 all-time against Minnesota and 39-9 all-time against Penn State.
The third-place finish snapped U-M's 10-meet home winning streak. Prior to Saturday, its last home loss was to Georgia on March 9, 2012, in a meet that was held at the EMU Convocation Center due to renovations at Crisler Center. The team's lass loss at Crisler was Feb. 17, 2012, to Utah.
Prior to Saturday, U-M had not counted a fall on any event all season.
U-M went 49.475 on uneven bars, tying a season best. It also scored 49.475 against Michigan State on Jan. 31.
Joanna Sampson won the all-around for the sixth time this season and for the first time since Feb. 7 at Illinois. She now has 18 career all-around titles and 49 career individual event titles. She has also scored 39.600 or higher in four of the nine meets this season in which she was an all-arounder.
Nicole Artz scored 9.900 on all three of her events on Saturday.
Austin Sheppard won vault for the third consecutive week and for the seventh time this season. She has scored 9.900 or better in seven of her ten vaults this season.
Briley Casanova did not compete on Saturday (ankle).