FORT WORTH, Texas, April 17, 2021 – The University of Michigan edged the defending national champion University of Oklahoma to claim the first women’s team title in school history at the 2021 National Collegiate Women’s Gymnastics Championships at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. The Wolverines led from start to finish, posting a program-record 198.25 and outscoring Oklahoma (198.1625), the University of Utah (197.9875) and Florida (197.1375) en route to the championship. They are only the seventh program in NCAA history to reach the sport’s pinnacle.
Michigan sophomore Sierra Brooks paced all competitors across four events with a combined 39.775. Utah’s Jaedyn Rucker notched the high score on vault with a 9.9875. Fellow Ute Maile O’Keefe topped the field on uneven bars (9.9375) and balance beam (9.9875). Florida’s Megan Skaggs and Oklahoma’s Jordan Draper and Anastasia Webb also posted a 9.9375 on bars, and Michigan’s Natalie Wojcik matched O’Keefe’s 9.9875 on beam. Webb, the 2021 all-around national champion, led all scorers on floor exercise with a 9.9625.
The Wolverines posted top marks on vault (49.65) and floor exercise (49.625). The Sooners earned the high score on uneven bars with a 49.5625, and the Red Rocks led the way on balance beam with a 49.700.
The event was hosted by Texas Woman’s University, Knight Eady and the Fort Worth Sports Commission.