Minnesota, Michigan, and Penn State Share Weekly Honors

Jan. 25, 2010

Co-Gymnasts of the Week
Thomas Kelley, Michigan
Jr., Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville

Kelley wins his first Big Ten Gymnast of the Week award after recording four top-five finishes in No. 3 Michigan's victory against No. 6 Penn State over the weekend. Kelley won two events - the still rings with a score of 15.200 and the high bar with a score of 14.700. He was third in the floor exercise with a 14.750, and was fifth on the parallel bars with a score of 14.200. The junior's mark on the still rings was his career-best as the Wolverines scored a 355.650-344.750 victory.

Last Michigan Gymnast of the Week: Chris Cameron (March 23, 2009)

Aaron Fortunato, Minnesota
Sr., Bedford, Ohio

Fortunato wins his first Big Ten Gymnast of the Week award after recording three first-place finishes, including the all-around title, in No. 10 Minnesota's triangular victory against Washington and No. 16 Arizona State on Saturday. The senior won the all-around title with a score of 85.000 and scored event wins on high bar (15.050) and pommel horse (13.950). He finished third in the floor exercise (14.500), fourth on still rings (13.700), fifth on vault (15.100) and seventh on parallel bars (12.700).

Last Minnesota Gymnast of the Week: Jacob Lee (March 28, 2007)

Freshman of the Week
Felix Aronovich, Penn State
Kiryat Bialik, Israel

Aronovich was named Freshman of the Week for the second time this season following a trio of top-five finishes in No. 6 Penn State's weekend matchup against No. 3 Michigan. The freshman from Israel recorded season-high scores in three events Saturday, finishing first on the pommel horse with a score of 15.100, remaining undefeated in the event this season. He also tied for second on the parallel bars with a 14.550 and was fifth in the still rings by turning in a score of 14.600.



Last Penn State Freshman of the Week: Nick Grant (Jan. 18, 2010)