Michigan Receives BASF Team Chemistry Award for February
Joanna Sampson

March 1, 2014

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- On Saturday (March 1), the University of Michigan women's gymnastics team was chosen as the recipient of the BASF Team Chemistry MVP Award for the month of February. The team will be recognized on the court during the men's basketball game tonight against Minnesota.

BASF, the world's leading chemical company, is the creator of the Team Chemistry MVP Award. BASF, which has facilities in Wyandotte and Southfield, Mich., will recognize one group in the athletic department from across all sports at least once a month that represents the best qualities of team chemistry and its importance both on and off the field.

Last night (Friday, Feb. 28), the Wolverines scored 197.200 in a tri-meet win over No. 23 Kent State and BYU in what was their first home event in nearly a month. They were on the road three times during the month of February, collecting wins at then-No. 14 Illinois (Feb. 7) and then-No. 7 Nebraska as well as a third-place finish at the Perfect 10 Challenge on Feb. 21 in Oklahoma City.

Michigan currently stands atop the Big Ten regular-season standings (4-0) and is ranked No. 8 nationally (196.595). The Wolverines are led on the floor by a five-member senior class that is championed by tri-captain Joanna Sampson, who is tied for eighth in the nation in the all-around (39.440).

U-M returns to action next Friday (March 7) when it welcomes perennial powers Utah and UCLA to Crisler Center. The meet will begin at 7 p.m. [ TICKETS ]

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