Bowling Green posted an away victory, led by Breanne Guy's 38.375 AA win. Guy also won the BB with a 9.8. Teammate Danielle Wishart tied with Ball State's Morgan Coslow on VT. For Ball State, Bibiana Rodriguez won UB and Brittney Emmons won FX.
Link: Ball State Release
Milliner's commitment to Alabama is confirmed in a news article. The L10 from Folgers in Kansas has place 1st AA in all of her meets so far this season and she scored a perfect 10 on vault at the New Years Invitational in January.
2010 meet results:
Williams Center Invite: 1st AA (1st V/FX)
New Yr. Invite: 1st AA (1st V/BB/FX)
Cereal City: 1st AA (1st V/UB/BB)
Today’s college athletic climate is much different than it was 20 years ago and college coaches are under tremendous pressure to achieve two important goals: win and raise money. The one directly affects the other and alumni will enthusiastically support a winning team…and yes, the opposite is true. The cost of effectively managing a successful college athletics department has increased over the years, while support from university subvention has, in most cases, increased slightly, if not at all.
DU has announced the departure of Nilson Savage. Volunteer coach Huneth Lor (formerly a Michigan gymnast) will take over for the balance of the season.
Link: DU Release
Oklahoma defeated long time rival NU, with a season high 356.5. OU's Ian Jackson posted a win on the Rings and the AA (84.25) to lead OU. Steven Legendre added wins on the FX and HB, while frosh Alex Naddour broke the school record on PH. Frosh Jake Dalton won PB, while Bobby Shortle set a career high on vault.
Link: OU Release
Illinois swept the individual event titles, and outscored Minnesota as a team on every event. Paul Ruggeri, the Illini junior, was dominant, taking the AA (87.2), FX, VT and HB. Teammate Daniel Ribeiro won the PH, while Brian Liscovitz won PB and Anthony Sacramento won Rings.
Link: Illinois Release
Temple defeated Springfield, 333.35 to 326.
Link: Temple Release
Penn State, led by Brandi Personett's 10.0 on the vault, posted a 196.45 to defeat Pitt. Personett also posted a win on the FX and a tie with frosh teammate Sharaya Musser and Pitt's Alicia Talucci on the BB. PSU's Natalie Ettl won the UB.
Link: Pitt Release
Michigan posted a 195.05 to win its 31st conference win in a row. Sarah Curtis of Michigan won the AA with a 39.2, taking the UB title in the process. Teammates Natalie Beilstein, Kelsey Knutson and Kylee Botterman completed the sweep of the VT, BB, and FX, respectively.
Link: Michigan Release
The #1 Michigan men defeated visiting UIC, 339.25 to 328.85. Ian Makowske won FX and HB for Michigan, while teammates Mel Anton Santander and Syque Caeser won PH and PB, respectively. Wolverine from Rohan Sebastian won the AA.
Link: UMich Release
ASU posted a 195.65, led by Mary Atkinson's wins in AA (39.175), VT and FX (tied with four others). Francesca Mercurio tied with Washington's Ruby Engreitz on the UB. UW's Sam Walior won the BB and ties for 1st with Atkinson, ASU's Nicole Johnson and teammates Haley Bogart and Kristen Linton on the FX.
Link: UW Release
SEMO extended its winning streak by posting a 194.65 to defeat BYU. For SEMO, frosh Jordan Salsberg won the VT and tied with teammate Christina Sundgren on the UB. Another teammate, Brianna Gaddie, won FX. BYU's Megan Donehue won the BB.
Link: SEMO Release
Yale posted a season high to defeat visiting Springfield. Yale's Bridgitte Kivisto led the way. She won the VT, FX and tied for 1st on UB with Yale frosh Lindsay Andsager. Allison Mak of Yale won the BB, while frosh Tara Feld posted a career-high 38.575 to win the AA.
Link: Yale Release
EMU edged cross-state rival WMU on Senior Day. EMU's Erinn Grigg won the AA with a 38.45 and tied for 1st on the FX (with WMU's Kristine Garbarino). Teammates Nikole Viltz and Kaylyn Millick won VT and BB, respectively. Meghan Donovan of WMU won the UB.
Link: EMU Release
Kent State defeated host CMU, led by Christina Lenny's 38.975 AA win. Lydia Barrett scored ties on VT and UB with CMU's Katie Simon as well. CMU's Jessica Suder won the BB while teammate Kristin Teubner won the FX.
Link: CMU Release
Bridgeport won the Big Red Invitational at Cornell, defeating the hosts 190.55 to 190.2. Towson was third with a 188.9, SCSU fourth with a 185.85 and Ithaca in fifth with a 182.75.
Link: Cornell Release