EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – Michigan State’s Gymnastics Team had a historical season, to say the least.

The Spartans captured the first Big Ten regular season title and set five new program records, with one of those belonging to senior Jori Jackard.

Jackard has the only perfect 10 on uneven bars in program history and knew her time in the green and white was not finished.

It dawned on her when she and her team looked up at the scoreboard at this year’s regional competition in Pittsburgh and realized the team missed out on qualifying for nationals for the second year in a row.

This time by, less than two-tenths of a point.

“Obviously our goal is to make nationals and we have so much more in us,” Jackard said. “We’re getting closer every year and next year we’ll be our year. I just want to be there to help continue pushing us toward that direction.”

Jackard’s coach, Mike Rowe, said he is glad that Jackard will be sticking around for another year.

“It is thrilling because it shows that we’re recruiting the right kids. We’re recruiting the kids with character and those intangibles that you never know you’re getting but they are the things that make better teammates,” Rowe said.

Jackard’s teammate and sophomore gymnast, Gabi Stephen, commended her teammates positivity and energy.

“Her as a person is an amazing aspect to have a part of our team. Her positivity and her energy and every single thing that she does,” said Stephen. “It’s just so amazing that those people get to stick around and keep building on what we’re doing.”

All but one of the members from the past season will be returning to Michigan State for the next season.

So if the Spartan gymnasts continue to keep pace with their record-breaking ways, their time on the nationals stage should come very soon.