Michigan Named Favorite to Win Big 10 in 2017

By Elizabeth Grimsley
The three-time defending Big 10 Champion Michigan was seected by league coaches to win the Big 10 Championship title in 2017. The Wolverines, ranked No. 7 in the preseason coaches poll, are followed by Nebraska, Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, Penn State, Ohio Sttae, Michigan State, Maryland and Rutgers.
Two gymnasts from each school were also named ones to watch over the course of the season. They include:

Lizzy LeDuc, So., Illinois
Karen Howell, Fr., Illinois
Mollie Drenth, Sr., Iowa
Angel Metcalf, Sr., Iowa
Sarah Faller, Sr., Maryland
Alecia Farina, Fr., Maryland
Talia Chiarelli, Sr., Michigan
Emma McLean, So., Michigan
Kira Frederick, Sr., Michigan State
Anna Gamelo, So., Michigan State
Ciara Gardner, Jr., Minnesota
Abby DeMuse, Jr., Minnesota
Jennie Laeng, Sr., Nebraska
Sienna Crouse, So., Nebraska
Kaitlyn Hofland, Jr., Ohio State
Olivia Aepli, Fr., Ohio State
Briannah Tsang, Jr., Penn State
Kiera Brown, Sr., Penn State
Libby Groden, Jr., Rutgers
Chloe DeVries, Fr., Rutgers

The season gets underway Friday, Jan. 6 at 7 p.m. See the full schedule here.

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