Illinois Sweeps Men’s Gymnastics Weekly Awards

Feb. 8, 2016

Gymnast of the Week
Chandler Eggleston, Illinois
So. – Jamestown, N.C. – Southwest Guilford

  • Finished first in the floor exercise with a score of 15.400 and on the vault with a mark of 15.150, helping the Fighting Illini defeat Temple and UIC
  • Has posted nine scores of 15.0 or better this season
  • Collects his first career Big Ten Gymnast of the Week award
  • Last Illinois Gymnast of the Week: Bobby Baker (Jan. 11, 2016)

Freshman of the Week
Johnny Jacobson, Illinois
Fr. – Syracuse, Utah – Syracuse
  • Finished first in the all-around competition to lead Illinois to wins over Temple and UIC
  • Placed in the top three in five events for an all-around score of 86.500
  • Set new personal bests in five individual events
  • Earns his first Freshman of the Week award
  • Last Illinois Freshman of the Week: Alex Diab (Jan. 11, 2016)

2016 Big Ten Gymnasts of the Week
Jan. 11
G: Bobby Baker, So., ILL
F: Alex Diab, ILL

Jan. 18
G: Sean Melton, So., OSU
F: Tristan Burke, OSU

Jan. 25
G: Zach Liebler, Jr., MINN
F: Anton Stephenson, NEB

Feb. 1
G: Sean Melton. OSU
F: Alec Yoder, OSU

Feb. 8
G: Chandler Eggleston, So., ILL
F: Johnny Jacobson, ILL