Michigan State Spartans
The Spartans are frequent qualifiers to the NCAA Regional Championships, having done so 25 times since 1982. They have also managed to qualify to the NCAA National Championships as a team once in 1988 where they finished 12th. The Spartans ended the 2016 season among the nation’s top-30 programs by placing seventh at the Big Ten Championships and sixth at regionals along with steady performances throughout the spring. Senior Lisa Burt qualified to nationals as an individual all-arounder and was MSU's first NCAA Championship appearance since 2010. Successful former gymnasts include Kristen Coleman, Rochelle Robinson and Jodi Blotcher.