Flip, Stick, Present! University of Michigan Wins First-Ever NCAA Gymnastics Championships
It's been two years since the best of collegiate gymnastics went head to head in one arena for national titles — and the 2021 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships did not disappoint. It was a close competition (mere tenths of a point separated the first- and second-place teams), but on April 17, the University of Michigan beat out the three other schools that made it to the finals — University of Oklahoma (second), University of Utah (third), and University of Florida (fourth) — with a score of 198.2500. It is the first national team title for them in program history.
"I'm just so overwhelmed, and I'm so proud of this team," Michigan head coach Bev Plocki said to commentators just minutes post-victory. "And I'm so happy for the sacrifices, hard work, and everything that they put into this season."
Keep reading to check out the rest of the national winners for each individual event and the all-around, which were named after the semifinal rounds on April 16. It was a weekend of precision and near-perfection — and though we're sad to see another collegiate gymnastics season draw to a close, the season really did give us high-flying excitement, statement-making routines, and stuck landings to highlight 10.00 performances.