Michigan State sophomore Gabrielle Stephen and junior Delanie Harkness have earned individual berths to the NCAA Gymnastics Championships in Fort Worth, Texas on April 13, as announced by the NCAA Monday. Stephen will compete as an individual on beam and Harkness will compete on floor.
For the second-straight year, the Michigan State gymnastics assistant coaching staff has been recognized as the Women’s Collegiate Gymnastics Association Region Four Assistants of the Year, as announced by the organization Monday.
No. 10 Michigan State capped off its historic 2023 season with a third-place, 197.650 finish at the NCAA Pittsburgh Regional Final Sunday night at the Peterson Events Center.
No. 10 Michigan State (24-4) used a 196.825 team score to finish second in its session and advance to Sunday’s regional finals on Friday afternoon in the NCAA Regional Second Round in Pittsburgh. No. 7 Cal earned the first qualifying spot with a 197.250. Western Michigan finished third (196.175) and West Virginia placed fourth (195.850) to round out the first session.
No. 10 Michigan State (22-3, 8-1) travels to Pittsburgh for the NCAA Pittsburgh Regionals on March 31 and April 2. The Spartans will begin competition in the first session of the Second Round on Friday, March 31 at 2 p.m., and compete in the regional finals at 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 2 if they advance on Friday. The meet will be held at Pittsburgh’s Peterson Events Center. All sessions of the meet will stream on ESPN+.
Skyla Schulte’s Spartan roots go far deeper than just her two years on the Michigan State gymnastics team. Schulte’s parents met at MSU, and the gymnast’s father, Pete Schulte, was a wrestler for the green and white. “I grew up bleeding green … obviously it influenced me, but they were never like the type of parents that pushed me to go here,” Schulte said.
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Michigan State gymnastics heads to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania next week to compete in the NCAA Pittsburgh Regional beginning on Friday, March 31. With Monday’s selection, the Spartans have qualified for the NCAA gymnastics postseason in consecutive years for the first time since 2015-2016.
No. 9 Michigan State scored a 197.550, the sixth-best score in program history, to finish second at the Big Ten Championships Saturday evening at Xtream Arena in Coralville, Iowa. The Spartans collected two individual titles, marking the first two individual titles for MSU since 2017, while four Spartans were named to the All-Championship Team.
No. 9 Michigan State (14-2, 8-1) heads to Coralville, Iowa for the Big Ten Gymnastics Championships on Saturday, March 18 at 5:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. CT at Xtream Arena in Coralville, Iowa. The top-seeded Spartans will take on No. 2-seed Michigan, No. 3-seed Iowa and No. 4-seed in the championship’s evening session on Big Ten Network.
Five Michigan State gymnasts have earned All-Big Ten Gymnastics accolades, as announced by the conference Wednesday. Freshman Nikki Smith, sophomores Skyla Schulte and Gabrielle Stephen, along with junior Delanie Harkness received first-team honors, while junior Baleigh Garcia was named Second-Team All-Big Ten.
Michigan State gymnastics picked up a pair of Big Ten Weekly accolades in the final round of regular-season awards, the conference announced Wednesday afternoon. Sophomore Gabrielle Stephen collected her second Big Ten Gymnast of the Week honor of the season, while Nikki Smith earned her sixth Freshman of the Week nod.
For the seventh time this season, the No. 10 Michigan State gymnastics team surpassed the 197.000 mark to defeat Northern Illinois, 197.800-195.225 Saturday night at Jenison Field House. Sophomore Gabrielle Stephen set a new career high in the all-around with a 37.725, just shy of freshman Nikki Smith’s school record score of 39.775 set last week.
Michigan State gymnastics freshman Nikki Smith and senior Jori Jackard have earned Big Ten Gymnastics Weekly honors, as announced by the conference Wednesday. Smith receives Gymnast and Freshman of the Week honors while Jackard earns Event Specialist of the Week.
With two perfect 10.0s on the day, Michigan State set the school record with a score of 198.225 Sunday afternoon at Jenison Field House. Sunday was also the Spartans’ annual Jan Howard Breast Cancer Awareness Meet.
No. 13 Michigan State returns to Jenison Field House for the first time since Feb. 4 on Sunday, March 5, hosting Bowling Green and LIU in a tri-meet at 1 p.m. Live results will be available on MSUSpartans.com with streaming on B1G+.
Highlighted by a program-record bars rotation, No. 13 Michigan State scored a 197.500 to top Eastern Michigan (194.900) and LIU (194.625) Friday afternoon at the George Gervin GameAbove Center in Ypsilanti.
Michigan State gymnastics travels to Ypsilanti, Michigan for a tri-meet with Eastern Michigan and Long Island University on Friday, March 3. Action gets underway at 1 p.m. from the George Gervin GameAbove Center.
Michigan State gymnastics sophomore Gabrielle Stephen and freshman Nikki Smith collected Big Ten Gymnastics Weekly honors, as announced by the conference Tuesday. Stephen earns her first Big Ten weekly award of the season and first Gymnast of the Week award of her career, while Smith collects her fourth Freshman of the Week honor.
Michigan State will compete during the evening session as the No. 1 seed at the Big Ten Gymnastics Championships on March 18, as announced by the league Tuesday. The evening session features the top four seeds, who will compete at 5:30 p.m.
Tying its fifth-best team overall score, No. 13 Michigan State earned a 197.450-196.425 win at No. 23 Illinois to earn its first Big Ten Regular Season Championship in program history Monday night in Champaign.