Illinois and Minnesota Collect Weekly Men's Gymnastics Honors

Minnesota's Zack Chase has been named Big Ten Freshman of the Week.

Minnesota's Zack Chase has been named Big Ten Freshman of the Week.

Jan. 24, 2011

Gymnast of the Week
Paul Ruggeri, Illinois
Sr. - Manlius, N.Y. - Fayetteville Manlius

Paul Ruggeri reels in his second straight Big Ten Gymnast of the Week honor after leading top-ranked Illinois to a tri-meet win against No. 7 Minnesota and No. 9 Nebraska on Saturday. Ruggeri scored first-place finishes on the high bar (16.100) and parallel bars (14.500) and tied for first in the floor exercise (14.900). The senior also added a second-place finish on the vault (16.200). The award marks the eighth of his career.

Last Illinois Gymnast of the Week: Paul Ruggeri (Jan. 17, 2011)

Freshman of the Week
Zack Chase, Minnesota
Fr. - Woodinville, Wash. - Woodinville

Minnesota's Zack Chase earns Freshman of the Week laurels after earning the vault title and posting top-four finishes on the still rings and the floor exercise against No. 1 Illinois and No. 9 Nebraska on Saturday. Chase posted a 16.400 on the vault, tying the highest score in the nation this season. He also turned in a third-place score on the still rings (14.900) and finished fourth in the floor exercise (14.500).

Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Harris Coleman (March 8, 2010)

2011 Big Ten Gymnasts of the Week

Jan. 10
G: Scott Rosenthal, So., PSU
FR: No selection

Jan. 17
G: Paul Ruggeri, Sr., ILL
FR: Jeff Treleaven, OSU

Jan. 24
G: Paul Ruggeri, Sr., ILL
FR: Zack Chase, MINN

 

 

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