Brooks’ Perfect 10 against Nebraska helps UM shut out B1G Play undefeated

Brooks’ Perfect 10 against Nebraska helps UM shut out B1G Play undefeated

26/02/2022 19:17:00

// Megan McIntosh

Michigan ended a perfect 9-0 season in the Big Ten Conference.
” Youth Sierra Brooks earned his first career perfect 10.0 on vault.
Brooks won three event titles, including the all-around title in Nebraska.

To place: Lincoln, Neb. (Devaney Center)

Goal: #1Michigan 196.475, Nebraska 196.225

Disk: UM (12-0, 9-0 B1G), ONE (5-6, 4-5 B1G)

Next UM event: Friday, March 4 – at Oklahoma (Norman, Okla.), 8 p.m. CST (TV: ESPN2)

• Complete results (PDF)

LINCOLN, Neb. — The No. 1-ranked University of Michigan women’s gymnastics team closed out its Big Ten conference season with a 196.475-196.225 road win over Nebraska on Saturday, Feb. 26 at Devaney Center.

Junior Sierra Brooks earned his first career 10.0 with a perfect vault score for Wolverines (12-0, 9-0 B1G) and won three event titles on the day, as a senior Natalie Wojcik won the balance beam title. Brooks not only won the vault title at home, but also won the floor exercise with a 9.975 and scored a 39.725 for the all-around victory.

Michigan has three consecutive scores of 9.900 or more on the uneven bars in its first rotation of the day with Abby Heiskel leading UM with a 9.950 and a team score of 49.500 after a full rotation.

Wolverines struggled to start on vault, but sophomore Naomi Morrison started reigniting Michigan’s energy with a 9.875. After Morrison, Brooks stepped up and posted a perfect 10.0, fourth of the season for Michigan on vault, to win the event title. Despite Brooks’ perfect score, Michigan would trail Nebraska, 97.900-97.875, heading into the third rotation.

UM regained the lead in the third rotation as Heiskell scored a 9.950 for second on floor and Morrison tied the 9.950 for fourth.

Brooks matched a career-high 9.975 as she anchored the floor spin and won her second title of the day. With all three scores of 9.900 or better in the third rotation, the Wolverines took a 147.300-147.000 lead in the final event of the day.

Brooks continued to impress with a stellar performance on beam before Wojcik stepped in and won the event with an all-around 9.900 but sealed victory for the Maize and Blue.

First-year student Jacey Vore closed the game with a 9.850 as Michigan finished the Big Ten Conference schedule perfectly with the win over Nebraska.

The Wolverines will continue the road competition when they travel to No. 2 Oklahoma on Friday, March 4 for a showdown at 8 p.m. CST on ESPN2.