Illinois and Penn State Take Home First Men's Gymnastics Awards of 2012

Illinois' C.J. Maestas has been named Big Ten Freshman of the Week.

Jan. 16, 2012

Gymnast of the Week
Scott Rosenthal, Penn State
Jr. - Clearfield, Pa. - Clearfield

  • Tied the NCAA record and broke the school record on the still rings against No. 14 Army, posting a score of 16.300 en route to a first-place finish
  • Helped No. 6 Penn State rack up the highest meet score in the country over the weekend in the dual win over the Black Knights
  • Has earned still rings titles in 10 of Penn State's last 11 regular season meets
  • Earns his second career weekly award
  • Last Penn State Gymnast of the Week: Felix Aronovich (March 7, 2011)

Freshman of the Week
C.J. Maestas, Illinois
Corrales, N.M. - Cibola 

  • Won the all-around title at the Windy City Invitational with a score of 86.500
  • Took the still rings title with a score of 15.400, adding top-10 finishes on vault (third; 14.900), parallel bars (fifth; 14.400), floor exercise (seventh; 15.000) and high bar (10th; 13.500)
  • Led No. 2 Illinois to a second-place finish at the event, which featured five Big Ten teams
  • Last Illinois Freshman of the Week: Alex Varga (March 28, 2011)

2012 Big Ten Gymnasts of the Week
Jan. 16
G: Scott Rosenthal, Jr., PSU
F: C.J. Maestas, ILL