Feb. 14, 2017
Tickets are only $1 for fans coming to the University of Michigan women's gymnastics meet on Friday (Feb. 17) at 7 p.m. in Crisler Center between the No. 8-ranked Wolverines and No. 34 N.C. State.
Friday night's meet will mark the first of three straight home meets for the Wolverines.
This will be just the ninth time these two schools have faced each other. Michigan has won each of the previous eight matchups.
The last time they met U-M scored a 197.250 in a lopsided home victory two years ago. This will be the fifth time they have gone head-to-head in Ann Arbor.
U-M is ranked No. 8 in the current rankings and are top-10 on vault (No. 8), beam (No. 10) and floor (No. 6).
Sophomore Olivia Karas competed all-around for the first time last weekend and is tied for fifth nationally after her score of 39.500. Her first bars routine of the year has her ranked T-14 with a 9.875 score.
Senior Nicole Artz is tied for 13th nationally in the all-around and is ranked sixth on floor. She won three events and the all-around last weekend at Michigan State.
Junior Lauren Marinez continues to climb the beam charts and is now tied for 11th nationally on the event.
Dollar Tickets -- All tickets for this meet will be $1 available both online and at the Crisler Center Ticket Office.
HAIL Student Bonus Day -- All Michigan Students who check in via the HAIL rewards app will receive double points for attending this meet.
Short Person Appreciation -- Visit the Marketing Table located on the concourse outside of section 136. If you are shorter than the women's gymnastics cutout, you will receive a free ticket to the Michigan vs. Oklahoma Meet on Saturday, March 4, at 4 p.m and a voucher for a free popcorn; while supplies last.
Kids Zone -- Visit the Kids Zone on the concourse outside of section 114 for fun-filled activities for kids, including Face Painting, block M Face Tattoos, a Poster Making Station and more! Also, bring your cameras for a picture with the Michigan Gymnastics Life Size Cutouts.
Postmeet Autographs -- Meet your favorite gymnasts as select members of the Michigan Gymnastics team will be signing autographs following the conclusion of the meet.
LAST TIME OUT
Michigan earned its fourth straight win to improve to 6-2 overall and 4-1 in the Big Ten.
U-M is tied at the top of the Big Ten standings with Iowa and Nebraska halfway through. All that is left is the Big Five Meet on March 11, which will determine the regular-season champion.
U-M won all four events, including the top three on bars and beam
Artz was named Big Ten Gymnast of the Week after winning the vault (season-high 9.875), bars (9.900) and floor (9.925). She had a season-high all-around score of 39.525 and a season-high beam score of 9.875.
Karas made her season bars debut with a 9.875 to finish second. She won beam, matching a career high with a 9.900.
This is the 41st season of Michigan women's gymnastics and 28th under head coach Bev Plocki
Team captains are seniors Artz and Talia Chiarelli
The team slogan this year is "Money in the Bank"
Communications Contact: Ben Blevins