Illinois and Michigan Collect Weekly Men's Gymnastics Honors

Illinois' Paul Ruggeri has been named Big Ten Co-Gymnast of the Week.

Illinois' Paul Ruggeri has been named Big Ten Co-Gymnast of the Week.

Feb. 6, 2012

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

  • Earned top-10 finishes in the all-around, floor exercise, vault and high bar at the U.S. Winter Cup Challenge
  • Took the bronze medal in the floor exercise with a score of 29.250, adding fourth-place finishes on the vault (32.300) and high bar (29.550)
  • Earned a spot on the U.S. senior national team based on his performance
  • Reels in his second consecutive Big Ten Gymnast of the Week honor and the ninth of his career
  • Last Illinois Gymnast of the Week: Paul Ruggeri (Jan. 30, 2012)

Sam Mikulak, Michigan
So. – Corona del mar, Calif. – Corona del mar 

  • Posted three top-10 finishes at the U.S. Winter Cup Challenge, solidifying a spot on the U.S. senior national team
  • Earned a silver medal on the parallel bars (30.350), finished seventh on the high bar (28.750) and tied for seventh on the still rings (29.200)
  • Wins his first Big Ten Gymnast of the Week award
  • Last Michigan Gymnast of the Week: Thomas Kelley (March 14, 2011)

Freshman of the Week
Adrian de los Angeles, Michigan
Long Beach, Calif. – Millikan 

  • Took 10th in the all-around, earning two top-10 event finishes at the U.S. Winter Cup Challenge
  • Landed in fifth on the vault with a score of 31.850 and took eighth on the pommel horse with a score of 27.950
  • Posted an all-around total of 169.500, earning a spot on the U.S. senior national team
  • Earns his first weekly honor
  • Last Michigan Freshman of the Week: Sam Mikulak (March 21, 2011)

 

 

2012 Big Ten Gymnasts of the Week
Jan. 16
G: Scott Rosenthal, Jr., PSU
F: C.J. Maestas, ILL
Jan. 23
G: C.J. Maestas, Fr., ILL
F: C.J. Maestas, ILL
Jan. 30
G: Paul Ruggeri, Sr., ILL
F: Craig Hernandez, PSU
Feb. 6
G: Paul Ruggeri, Sr., ILL
G: Sam Mikulak, So., MICH
F: Adrian de los Angeles, MICH

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