Gymnastics Posts Season-High 195.550 On Senior Night
Senior Jackie Berg and three other seniors were honored for their accomplishments at the 2012 Senior Night.
Senior Jackie Berg and three other seniors were honored for their accomplishments at the 2012 Senior Night.

March 2, 2012

Final Results

EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State gymnastics team celebrated Senior Night with a season-high score to defeat Illinois-Chicago 195.550-195.175. Senior Alyssa Brennan had a career performance as she tied her personal-best in both events she competed in.

Michigan State began Senior Night on the vault and two Spartans tied career-best marks to take first and third place. Freshman Ashley Noll scored her personal-high 9.825 in the event to tie UIC's Chantel Turk for the top spot. Brennan posted a season-best 9.775 to tie her career-high and a take share of third place with redshirt sophomore Taira Neal. Sophomore Dani Levy tabbed a 9.750 score, which is her best of the year. MSU earned a 48.875 overall score on the vault.

On the uneven bars, Levy earned a 9.875 to tie her personal-best and finish as the top gymnast on the event. Senior Jackie Berg also placed on the bars with a 9.850, she tied with two UIC gymnasts for second place. Freshman Alina Cartwright has proved to be a consistent performer as she notched a 9.775 score on the bars for the fifth time this season. The Spartans finished with a season-high 49.075 overall score.

In the next rotation, Michigan State notched a team score of 48.700 on the balance beam. Freshman Ashley Noll was the only Spartan to place in the event. She tied her career-high 9.800 on the beam to split second place with two Flames.

The Spartans had one of their best floor performances of the year as two gymnasts tied their personal-high scores. Sophomore Sarena Bumbarger and Brennan tabbed identical marks of 9.800 to tied two UIC gymnasts for a four-way second place tie. As a team, MSU posted a 48.900 in the floor exercise.



For the all-arounders, Levy was the top gymnasts of the night with a personal-best 39.125 all around score. Andrea Skala performed in the all-around for UIC and earned a 39.100 mark.

Next up, Michigan State will hit the road to face Alaska-Anchorage in a two-meet weekend series. Action between the Spartans and the Seawolves will begin on Friday (March 9) at 11 p.m. (ET) and continue on Sunday (March 11) at 6 p.m. (ET).