Illinois, Ohio State and Penn State Earn Weekly Men’s Gymnastics Awards
Jan. 22, 2018


Co-Gymnast of the Week 
Sean Melton, Ohio State
Sr. – Orlando, Fla. – First Academy
• Took first place on still rings and posted the No. 1 score in the nation (15.150) by .500 points in No. 4 Ohio State’s Big Ten dual against No. 1 Nebraska
• Also finished first on high bars (14.100) with the No. 3 score in the nation and sixth on pommel horse (13.650)
• Collects his ninth Big Ten Gymnast of the Week award and first of the season
• Last Ohio State Gymnast of the Week: Sean Melton (Feb. 20, 2017)

Co-Gymnast of the Week
Bobby Baker, Illinois
Sr. – Lemont, Ill. – Lemont
• Recorded the highest vault score in the nation (14.900) at No. 3 Illinois’ dual against No. 11 Arizona State
• Took first place in the vault, still rings (14.450) and floor exercise (13.700) as well as placed second on the high bar (14.000)
• Earns his fourth Big Ten Gymnast of the Week award and first of the season
• Last Illinois Gymnast of the Week: Alex Diab (Jan. 30, 2017)

Freshman of the Week
Alex Frack, Penn State
Nazareth, Pa. – Nazareth
• Collected three podium finishes in his first collegiate home meet, including first place on the high bar (13.700) in No. 2 Penn State’s dual versus No. 12 Army West Point
• Registered third-place finishes on the pommel horse (13.550) and parallel bars (13.650)
• Earns his first Big Ten Freshman of the Week award
• Last Penn State Freshman of the Week: Brennan Pantazis (Jan. 16, 2018)

2018 Big Ten Gymnasts of the Week
Jan. 16
G: Sam Zakutney, So., PSU
F: Brennan Pantazis, PSU
F: Shane Wiskus, MINN

Jan. 22
G: Sean Melton, Sr., OSU
G: Bobby Baker, Sr., ILL
F: Alex Frack, PSU