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Fifty-One Gymnasts Earn Academic All-Big Ten Honors

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 The Big Ten Conference on Wednesday recognized a total of 678 winter sports student-athletes who have been named to the Academic All-Conference team, which included 51 men's gymnasts. To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten selection, student-athletes must be letterwinners who are in at least their second academic year at their institution and carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.

The list of players included 32 repeat winners, including three-time and four-time honorees Cameron Rogers, Cole Smith and Alex Varga of Illinois, Matt McGrath of Iowa, Syque Caesar, Kevin Fraser, Matt Freeman, Dylan James and AJ Schottstaedt of Michigan, Nathan Fortunato, Adam Kern and John Scallon of Minnesota, Donovan Arndt, Mark Ringle and Eric Schryver of Nebraska, Misha Koudinov and Michael Newburger of Ohio State and Adrian Evans, Preston Gall and Ingvar Jochumsson of Penn State.

For more on the Academic All-Big Ten selections, click here. The full list of Academic All-Big Ten women's gymnasts is below.

Logan Bradley, ILL
Max Mayr, ILL
Joey Peters, ILL
Cameron Rogers, ILL (3)
Cole Smith, ILL (3)
Jacob Tilsley, ILL
Jordan Valdez, ILL (2)
Alex Varga, ILL (3)
Michael Wilner, ILL (2)
Jack Boyle, IOWA
Cyrus Dobre-Mofid, IOWA
Matt McGrath, IOWA (4)
Konner Ackerman, MICH
Syque Caesar, MICH (5)
Kevin Fraser, MICH (3)
Matt Freeman, MICH (3)
Taylor Harrower, MICH
Dylan James, MICH (3)
Nolan Novak, MICH
AJ Schottstaedt, MICH (3)
Sean Bauer, MINN (2)
Steffen Beck, MINN (2)
Zack Chase, MINN (2)
Daniel Dibenedetto, MINN
Nathan Fortunato, MINN (3)
Steve Jaciuk, MINN (2)
Adam Kern, MINN (3)
Ellis Mannon, MINN
Jack Metcalf, MINN (2)
Justin Morinishi, MINN (2)
John Scallon, MINN (3)
Spencer Smith, MINN (2)
Sam Wright, MINN
Donovan Arndt, NEB (3)
Austin Epperson, NEB
Ryan Irick, NEB
Ethan Lottman, NEB
Grant Perdue, NEB
Mark Ringle, NEB (3)
CJ Schaaf, NEB
Eric Schryver, NEB (3)
Josh Ungar, NEB (2)
Misha Koudinov, OSU (3)
Jake Martin, OSU
Larry Mayer, OSU (2) 
Michael Newburger, OSU (4)
Emeric Quade, OSU
Adrian Evans, PSU (3)
Preston Gall, PSU (3)
Craig Hernandez, PSU (2)
Ingvar Jochumsson, PSU (3)

100 Days of the Big Ten Medal of Honor: Day 16

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Siblings Jeffrey and Timothy LaFleur of Minnesota both won the Big Ten Medal of Honor after decorated careers in men's gymnastics. Jeffrey won the plaudit in 1976, while Timothy won the honor in 1978. Timothy was an All-American and won the Nissen-Emery Award, which is given annually to the nation's outstanding senior gymnast, in 1978. Tim's son, Adam LaFleur, was on the Gophers' men's gymnastics team from 2009-13. 

100 Days of the Big Ten Medal of Honor: Day 15

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At least 632 Big Ten Medal of Honor recipients have also earned Academic All-Big Ten recognition, including 308 three-time and 80 four-time honorees. Football has the most Academic All-Big Ten selections (132), followed by track & field (84), swimming & diving (69), basketball (61), tennis (37), gymnastics (35), cross country (34), soccer (32) and volleyball (30).

All Seven Teams Ranked in Latest GymInfo Poll

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All seven Big Ten men's gymnastics teams appear in the latest GymInfo Top 15 poll, including six squads among the top 10. Ohio State leads the way at No. 2, followed by No. 4 Michigan, No. 5 Minnesota and No. 6 Illinois. Penn State checks in at No. 7, Iowa is ranked No. 8 and Nebraska rounds out the Big Ten's representation at No. 11.

For the complete poll, click here.

100 Days of the Big Ten Medal of Honor: Day 6

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In 1914, the Big Ten commissioned sculptor R. Tait McKenzie to create the Big Ten Medal of Honor. A childhood friend of James Naismith (the inventor of basketball), McKenzie developed a love for athletics while studying to be a doctor at McGill University. He became involved in acrobatics, gymnastics, set a high jump record, ran hurdles, boxed, played football, and was on the tug-of-war team.  Throughout his medical career as a physician, surgeon and later professor of anatomy at McGill and as an owner of his own practice in Montreal, he became more and more interested in how physical exercise could be used as preventative medicine. As an escape he started sculpting athletes around 1900. As his work gained in popularity, McKenzie often participated as an exhibitor during the competition of fine arts at the Olympics. Before the Stockholm Games in 1912, the American Olympic Committee commissioned him to create a sports medallion. His Joy of Effort Medallion became one of his most famous works, and the Big Ten commissioned him to create the Big Ten Medal of Honor in 1914. He later won a bronze medal in the reliefs and medallions category at the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles for a work called the Shield of the Athletes.

Men's Gymnastics Schedule

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Friday, March 14 
#8 PENN STATE at #3 MICHIGAN - 3:30 p.m. ET (Meet will air live on BTN)

Saturday, March 15 
Temple, Oklahoma at #4 OHIO STATE - 4 p.m. ET
#6 ILLINOIS, #7 IOWA, #5 MINNESOTA, Air Force at #12 NEBRASKA  - 5 p.m. ET

All Seven Big Ten Teams Ranked in Latest GymInfo Poll

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All seven Big Ten men's gymnastics squads are ranked in the latest GymInfo Top 15 poll, including six among the top 10. Michigan leads the way for the conference at No. 3, followed by No. 4 Ohio State, No. 5 Minnesota and No. 6 Illinois. Iowa checks in at No. 7, Penn State is ranked No. 8 and Nebraska rounds out the Big Ten's representation at No. 12.

For the complete poll, click here.

Men's Gymnastics Schedule

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Friday, March 7
#3 MICHIGAN vs. Puerto Rico, #5 PENN STATE - 5 p.m. ET

Saturday, March 8
#7 ILLINOIS vs. UIC - 5 p.m. ET
#4 OHIO STATE at #2 Stanford - 7 p.m. ET
#9 IOWA vs. #6 MINNESOTA - 8 p.m. ET

Sunday, March 9
#12 NEBRASKA vs. #1 Oklahoma - 5 p.m. ET

Men's Gymnastics Schedule

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March 1 
#8 IOWA, #2 MICHIGAN, #11 NEBRASKA, #3 OHIO STATE, #4 Stanford at Arnold Classic (Columbus, Ohio) - All Day 
#5 MINNESOTA at # 7 PENN STATE - 7 p.m. ET

All Seven Squads Appear in GymInfo Poll

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All seven Big Ten men's gymnastics teams are ranked in the latest GymInfo Top 15 poll, including three among the top five. Michigan leads the way at No. 2, followed by No. 3 Ohio State and No. 5 Minnesota. Illinois is ranked No. 6, and Penn State checks in at No. 7. Iowa and Nebraska are ranked No. 8 and No. 11, respectively.

Click here for the complete poll.