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Michigan Women’s Gymnastics captures first national title

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Saturday was a special day for the women’s gymnastics program.

2021 NCAA Division I Women’s Gymnastics Championship Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

The Michigan Wolverines women’s gymnastics team captured its first national title in program history on Saturday afternoon in Fort Worth, Texas. The women finished the day with a team score of 198.2500, just barely beating out Oklahoma (198.1625), Utah (197.9875) and Florida (197.1375).

Michigan’s performance was led by a pair of juniors in Natalie Wojcik and Abby Heiskell, who posted individual scores of 39.7375 and 39.7250, respectively. Sophomore Sierra Brooks had the high performance, posting an all-around score of 39.7750.

Michigan was unable to win a Big Ten Championship this year, but a regional score of 198.100 helped fuel their national title run.

This is where the extent of my personal knowledge on the women’s gymnastics team comes to an end, but they deserve the shoutout and recognition for fighting through a COVID year and capturing a national title. Michigan athletes have been through hell this year across the board yet have remained competitive and in the mix to hang banners. A tip of the cap to the Michigan women for capturing the highest possible honor in their sport and a crazy season.