Throwback Leotard Rankings: Michigan State

This summer we’re continuing our team-specific throwback leotard rankings. Rather than looking at single meets, we’re taking a trip down memory lane for individual teams, taking into account a wide range of leos from different eras and finding our all-time favorites from a single program, as well as illustrating how designs have changed over the years.

Here’s how it’ll work: Our judges for the week will choose their top 10 and rank them based on their personal preferences. Plus, you’ll get a chance to tell us your thoughts! Did we leave out your all-time fave from the team? Let us know in the comments or on social media.

This week, we’re taking on Michigan State with Emily M and Rebecca joining Elizabeth for the rundown.


I can’t do a Michigan State top 10 without mentioning its 2020 pink leo, which is fantastic. When going through all the Spartans’ old leos for this post, I saw a LOT of very bad, very ugly pink leos the team wore throughout the years, making this one even more impressive. Honestly, most teams’ pink leos aren’t great, but I wouldn’t mind if Michigan State wore this in its regular rotation—not just for pink meets.

Emily M


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Article by Elizabeth Grimsley, Emily Minehart and Rebecca Scally

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