April 9, 2012
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Thanks to a season-high score and third-place finish at the NCAA Auburn Regional last Saturday (April 7), the University of Michigan women's gymnastics team climbed eight spots to No. 13 (392.150) in the most recent Troester/GymInfo rankings, released Monday (April 9). The rankings are based on national qualifying score (NQS), which is the sum of the team's final regional qualifying score (195.825) and NCAA regional score (196.325).
The Wolverines scored higher at regionals than NCAA qualifiers Ohio State (196.225) and LSU (196.075), and at No. 13, Michigan is the highest-ranked team not going to the NCAA Championships. Additionally, the Wolverines are ranked third among the Big Ten schools, trailing only No. 6 Nebraska and No. 12 Ohio State, and have their highest ranking since being listed No. 11 on Jan. 16.
Michigan will be represented at the NCAA Championships on Friday, April 20, by individual qualifiers Katie Zurales (Wheaton, Ill./Wheaton Warrenville South) and Joanna Sampson (Willow Grove, Pa./Upper Moreland). Zurales will compete in the all-around, while Sampson will compete on vault only.
Contact: Brad Rudner (734) 763-4423