Big Ten Announces Men's Gymnastics Weekly Honors

Illinois' Daniel Ribeiro and Michigan's Sam Mikulak (pictured) have been named the Big Ten Gymnast and Freshman of the Week, respectively.

Illinois' Daniel Ribeiro and Michigan's Sam Mikulak (pictured) have been named the Big Ten Gymnast and Freshman of the Week, respectively.

Feb. 7, 2011

Gymnast of the Week
Daniel Ribeiro, Illinois
Sr. - Chestnut Ridge, N.Y. - Northern Highlands Regional

Illinois' Daniel Ribeiro collects his second career Big Ten Gymnast of the Week award after earning the gold medal on the pommel horse at the U.S. Winter Cup Challenge over the weekend. Ribeiro posted a 16.000 in the first session to advance to finals, where he scored a 15.400 to clinch the gold. The senior also finished eighth in the floor exercise, turning in a two-day total of 29.450, finished 16th on the parallel bars (27.750) and 32nd on the vault (27.600). Ribeiro becomes the third Illini to earn conference honors this season.

Last Illinois Gymnast of the Week: Tyler Mizoguchi (Jan. 31, 2011)

Freshman of the Week
Sam Mikulak, Michigan
Fr. - Corona Del Mar, Calif. - Corona Del Mar

Michigan's Sam Mikulak placed second on the vault at the U.S. Winter Cup Challenge over the weekend en route to Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors. The newcomer totaled a 32.200 in the event over two sessions, posting a 16.150 in the first session before turning in a 16.050 in the finals. Mikulak also tied for 14th place in the floor exercise, earning a combined score of 28.650.

Last Michigan Freshman of the Week: Rohan Sebastian (Feb. 15, 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

Jan. 31
G: Tyler Mizoguchi, Jr., ILL
FR: Jordan Valdez, ILL

Feb. 7
G: Daniel Ribeiro, ILL
FR: Sam Mikulak, MICH