Natalie Wojcik is back on the Michigan women’s gymnastics team


On Saturday, Natalie Wojcik announced she would use her final year of eligibility and return to Michigan’s women’s gymnastics team for the 2023 season as she pursues a master’s degree in social work.

In addition to Wojcik’s significant accomplishments as a gymnast, his academic resume is extensive.

Wojcik – four-time recipient of the UM Academic Excellence Award – triple major in Psychology, Spanish and Linguistics. She is also recognized for being a three-time Academic All-Big Ten winner, a 2021 CoSIDA Academic All-American, and a two-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.

As amazing as his academic record is, Wojcik’s gymnastics resume is equally impressive. She is arguably one of Michigan’s greatest gymnasts of all time.

Wojcik is a 6-time WCGA All-American and a 12-time WCGA All-American in the regular season in all four events. And over his four years, Wojcik’s contributions have been significant, being named Team MVP or co-MVP every season.

“Natalie’s work ethic and her passion for the sport of gymnastics are incredible,” Michigan coach Bev Plocki said. “And that’s what I want all of my athletes to have, a genuine love and passion for the sport.”

So far, Wojcik’s dedication to the gym has amounted to four perfect 10s throughout his career – three on vault and one on balance beam. His best total of 39.825 at the Rutgers tri-meet tied the highest score in program history.

During her senior season, Wojcik won the prestigious AAI award – an honor given to the nation’s most outstanding senior gymnast – and was named Big Ten Gymnast of the Week three times, totaling 14 top program honors at this regard.

Wojcik’s senior season added to his already impressive resume. She finished the year with a total of 87 career events and all-around wins, 110 scores of 9.900 or better, 28 all-around scores of at least 39.500, and a program record 22 all-around scores of 39.600. or better.

“She’s an incredible athlete and she cares deeply about her teammates and our team,” Plocki said. “It’s great to have someone so talented who always cares about putting the team first.”

Next season, Wojcik is looking to bring that team mentality to help Wolverines redeem themselves after failing in 2022.

Already considered one of the greatest gymnasts in program history, Wojcik hopes to add to her resume and lead Michigan to a second national championship.


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