National Champions! Michigan wins first-ever NCAA title in women's gymnastics
Michigan captured its first women’s gymnastics championship in program history on Saturday night.
The Wolverines got it done in thrilling fashion, out-scoring Oklahoma on the final routine of the season.
Junior Abby Heiskell scored a 9.9250 on beam to put her team over the top. Michigan’s overall score of 198.2500 is the third-best National Championship-winning score of all time.
Here’s the dismount of Heiskell’s National Championship-winning performance:
— Karla Fuentes, MPH (@karlainafrica) April 18, 2021
This is 32 years I’ve been waiting for this feeling,” head coach Bev Plocki said in a release. “It’s just an unbelievable pride and just an admiration for what our team has been through and the sacrifices that they’ve made.”
Here’s a clip of Plocki reacting to her team’s victory on Saturday:
— Michigan Women’s Gymnastics (@UMichWGym) April 17, 2021
Here’s highlights from Michigan’s tremendous performance on vault:
These @UMichGym vaults 😍
The Wolverines are on 🔝 heading into the third rotation! pic.twitter.com/oWVQDGJutZ
— espnW (@espnW) April 17, 2021
The Wolverines beat out Oklahoma, Utah and Florida for the title.
Michigan is now the seventh program to win a National Championship in women’s gymnastics. It joins Georgia, Utah, UCLA, Alabama, Oklahoma and Florida.