Too much rock for one hand

April 19, 2021
The GIST: With championships, upsets and winning streaks on the women’s side along with a former college football champ (and soon to be NFL star) winning the Internet, it was quite the weekend in college sports. Everybody’s hands go up.
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Too much rock for one hand
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🤸‍♀️Gymnastics: As we mentioned, the Michigan Wolverines flipped their way to the school’s first-ever women’s gymnastics title on Saturday, posting a team record 198.2500 to dethrone defending champs Oklahoma. Abby Heiskell took clutch to a new level when she mounted the beam with the title on the line, scoring a 9.9250 to secure the ’ship for the Wolverines.

🏐Volleyball: The NCAA volleyball championship has been serving up the fun, with a handful of upsets so far. Beginning today at noon ET, eight teams head to quarterfinal action. We’ll be watching unranked Pittsburgh, who pulled off a huge upset over No. 3 Minnesota in yesterday’s regional semis, to advance to their first-ever regional finals. Digging it.

🥎Softball: No. 1 Oklahoma picked up their 40th (!!!) consecutive win Saturday with a massive 9–0 victory over No. 7 Texas. The Sooners have been unstoppable this season, blasting an average of three home runs per game. Their next victim? The previous NCAA softball win streak of 47 games.

🏈Football: Former Clemson quarterback (QB) and presumptive No. 1 NFL draft pick Trevor Lawrence made headlines when his Sports Illustrated cover story was published last week. The star QB’s comments included: “It's not like I need [football] for my life to be okay I want to do it because I want to be the best I can be.”

  • While that sentiment read as refreshingly healthy and self-aware to us, some football fans were not happy with what they perceived as a lack of commitment.

But Lawrence clapped back in the best way saying: “I have a lot of confidence in my work ethic….That being said, I am secure in who I am….I don’t need football to make me feel worthy as a person.” Pretty mature for a 21-year-old.