Illinois Sweeps Weekly Men’s Gymnastics Awards

Jan. 11, 2016

Gymnast of the Week
Bobby Baker, Illinois
So. – Lemont, Ill. – Lemont

  • Finished in the top-three in all five events that he competed in to lead the Illini to a win over Illinois-Chicago
  • Posted wins in the still rings (14.350), parallel bars (14.600) and high bar (15.200)
  • Won three events and recorded personal best scores in the pommel horse and high bar events
  • Collects his third Big Ten Gymnast of the Week award
  • Last Illinois Gymnast of the Week: C.J. Maestas (March 9, 2015)

Freshman of the Week
Alex Diab, Illinois
Fr. – Glen Ellyn, Ill. – Glenbard West

  • Secured the all-around title to lead Illinois to a win over Illinois-Chicago
  • Placed first in the floor exercise (15.200) en route to an all-around score of 83.250
  • Earns his first Freshman of the Week award
  • Last Illinois Freshman of the Week: Bobby Baker (Feb. 23, 2015)


2015 Big Ten Gymnasts of the Week

Jan. 12                 

G: Bobby Baker, So., ILL



F: Alex Diab, ILL