#27 Maryland Terrapins vs. No. 12 State of Michigan
January 29, 2023
College Park, MD (XFINITY Center)
1:00 p.m. EDT
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Maryland hosts their home opener with a doubles game against Michigan State at the XFINITY Center. The dual meet-up will be available on B1G+ and for updates during the meet-up, follow us on Twitter @TerpsGymnastics.
THIS WEEK’S STORYLINES
- Continuing on its Big Ten schedule, Maryland hosts Michigan State for their home opener.
- Sunday marks the 19th matchup between the two schools.
- Michigan State comes to College Park fresh from its sixth-best finish in school history, posting a 197,200-196,975 win over No. 3 rival Michigan.
- The Spartans’ only loss this season was a 196,550-196,975 loss to No. 7 Alabama
- Maryland started with a 195.875-195.325 win over Nebraska. That win marked their fifth all-time win against the Cornhuskers and fourth in their last five matchups.
- Newcomer Maddie Komoroski posted a meet-high of 9.875 to lead the terps on beam Emma Silberman and Alexis Rubio both posted a team-high 9.875 on vault.
- The Terps started the season with 195.425, their second-highest opening-weekend score in program history, and picked up back-to-back wins over West Virginia and Kent State.
- graduate student Alexis Rubio scored the highest score of the WVU Tri-Meet with a 9.875 on vault
- Maryland goes into the season with a veteran team consisting of 11 upper class and 17 returnees.
- The Terps will be looking to build on a 2022 season that ended with a third-place finish in the second round of the Raleigh Regional at Reynolds Coliseum. Maryland finished with 196,025 points, which is the highest team score it has ever had in the NCAA Regionals.
- Maryland finished sixth overall at the 2022 Big Ten Championship with 196.450. This was the Terps’ highest total points in the Big Ten championship since joining the conference in 2014. Audrey Barbers All-around score of 39,350, equivalent to the highest overall score in the morning session.
- Maryland had many incredible moments last season when it had two top-five team finishes all-time in 2022, including a 197.175 that marked the program’s second-highest score in history and secured a win at Towson’s quad meet.
Nelligan at the helm
- Brett Nelligan enters his fourteenth season as head coach of the Terrapins in 2022-23, having taken over the helm from his father Bob Nelligan on May 1, 2009.
- The 2023 season marks 44 years with a Nelligan at the helm.
- The two have reached 26 NCAA Regionals together and amassed over 700 wins.
- During his tenure with the Terps Brett Nelligan has raked in some of the best recruiting classes in program history and has led the program to seven consecutive NCAA regional appearances (2009-15).
- Coach Nelligan has coached three All-Americans (Katy Dodds, Stephanie Giameo and Audrey Barbier) and was voted Big Ten Coach of The Year in 2018.
- Under Brett Nelligan The Terps have been repeatedly recognized as one of the top academic teams in the country as 19 student-athletes were named 2022 Women’s Collegiate Gymnastics Association (WCGA) Scholastic All-Americans.
- Admission to Maryland Gymnastics is free.
- Sunday’s meeting will be available live on B1G+.
- Streaming links can be found at umterps.com or by clicking here.
- On Sunday, Maryland will hit gymnastics Bachelorette and fans are encouraged to wear red.
- The first 50 fans will receive a Bachelorette-themed t-shirt and the first 100 fans will receive the first of three collectible pins.
- After the meeting, stay with the team for an autograph session.
- You can follow the Terps on social media with the handle @TerpsGymnastics on Instagram and Twitter.