Michigan State gymnastics star Lea Mitchell could have graduated and moved on with her life last year, leaving a long legacy of significant athletic and academic achievement. But she made a different choice, staying with the Spartans for a fifth year thanks to COVID eligibility. Her journey at MSU was interrupted by the pandemic, as two seasons were canceled or significantly altered. Mitchell sees having more time at MSU as a blessing, and her teammates are also thrilled.
Michigan State gymnastics hosts its annual Meet the Spartans event on Saturday, Nov. 20 at 1 p.m. in the MSU Gymnastics Training Center on the third floor of Jenison Field House. “We are looking forward to putting more routines on the floor this weekend in preparation for our Green and White Intra-squad event on December 11,” Head Coach Mike Rowe said.
Michigan State women’s gymnastics head coach Mike Rowe announced the Spartans’ 2022 schedule Monday afternoon. “We are thrilled for the up-and-coming 2022 women’s gymnastics season as it’s a fresh start for our program,” head coach Mike Rowe commented. “We are stronger and better than ever and the parity amongst the Big Ten as a conference is also getting more competitive than ever.”
Michigan State gymnastics collected a program-record 17 individual WCGA Scholastic All-America Award honors by the Women’s Collegiate Gymnastics Association (WCGA) as announced on Wednesday, August 11. The 17 Spartan Scholastic All-America Award winners is a program-record for the second-straight year as last year’s 12 honorees tied the 2008 season for the previous most in program history.
Michigan State’s upcoming competitions in both volleyball and gymnastics have been postponed due to COVID-19 issues within the MSU programs. The volleyball team was scheduled to take on Illinois at home on Saturday and Sunday (February 27-28). The programs will work with the Big Ten Conference to identify options for rescheduling the events. Gymnastics was slated to participate in the Big Ten Big Five meet in Ann Arbor with Iowa, Penn State, Rutgers, and host Michigan.
Michigan State gymnastics swept the all-around podium for the second time in as many meets to open the season, as the No. 17 Spartans posted a 194.500 in a tri-meet with host No. 26 Ohio State and No. 20 Illinois, Sunday afternoon at OSU’s Covelli Center.
No. 17 Michigan State gymnastics hits the road for the first time of the 2021 season, heading to Columbus, Ohio for the Spartans’ second tri-meet involving Ohio State in as many weeks, taking on the host and No. 26 Buckeyes along with No. 20 Illinois. Action from OSU’s Covelli Center gets underway at 4 p.m. and the meet will be nationally televised on Big Ten Network with Joel Godett handling play-by-play, while Olivia Karas provides analysis. Streaming will be available through FoxSportsGo.
Michigan State gymnast Baleigh Garcia was named the Big Ten Conference Freshman of the Week, announced Monday afternoon by the conference office.Garcia is MSU’s first Freshman of the Week Award since Feb. 22, 2010, when Shanthi Teike earned the honor.
Michigan State gymnastics opened the 2021 season in smashing, pink-themed glittery fashion Saturday afternoon, posting a 195.775 in winning the tri-meet with Nebraska and Ohio State at Jenison Field House in the Spartans’ 15th Annual Jan Howard Breast Cancer Awareness pink meet.
Michigan State gymnastics will make its 2021 season and home debut on Saturday, Jan. 30, hosting a tri-meet with Nebraska and Ohio State. Action gets underway at 2 p.m. (ET) at Jenison Field House. Saturday is the Spartans’ 14th Annual Jan Howard Breast Cancer Awareness pink meet.
Michigan State gymnastics’ 2021 season and home opener on Saturday, Jan. 30 will now be a tri-meet with Nebraska and Ohio State. The action gets underway Saturday at 2 p.m. ET at Jenison Field House. Saturday’s meet was originally scheduled for a dual between MSU and Nebraska, but Ohio State was added after the Buckeyes’ meet vs. Michigan originally scheduled for Saturday at Columbus was postponed due to the preventative COVID-19 measures at the University of Michigan.
Michigan State gymnastics will enter the 2021 season ranked No. 34 in the Women’s Collegiate Gymnastics Association (WCGA) Preseason Poll, announced Thursday.
Michigan State gymnastics head coach Mike Rowe announced the signings of two incoming freshmen for MSU’s 2022 roster. Joining the Spartans are Skyla Schulte (Bolingbrook, Illinois) and Gabrielle Stephen (Elgin, Illinois) in the Spartans’ freshmen class for the 2022 season.
Michigan State Athletics and PNC Bank are partnering to recognize the PNC Achievers Student-Athletes of the Month. Throughout the year, deserving Spartan student-athletes will be recognized for displaying well-rounded achievement through leadership in the classroom, in the community, and in competition. The honorees for August are Tristan Brown (gymnastics) and James Ohonba (football).
Michigan State gymnastics celebrated the 2020 gymnastics season in a virtual awards banquet on Sunday, May 3. MSU head coach Mike Rowe and his staff presented the team awards, MSU Athletics Director Bill Beekman, Coach Rowe, and the team’s lone senior, Gabriella Douglas, all spoke to everyone, and the season highlight video was shown.
Senior Ella Douglas celebrated Senior Day with a pair of 9.925 scores, en route to capturing two event titles Saturday at Jenison Field House. The Spartans took care of business at home as well, defeating Eastern Michigan 195.875-194.200.
No. 25 Michigan State gymnastics was stopped by No. 17 Iowa State, 196.225-194.175, on the road in a top-25 matchup in Ames, Iowa on Friday night.
Michigan State earned a team score of 195.975 on Saturday night at the Big Five Meet hosted by Elevate the Stage at the Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio. With its fourth-place finish in Saturday’s session, MSU is currently ranked sixth in the Big Ten following the conclusion of the two-part Big Five Meet.
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