Feb. 9, 2005
Gymnast of the Week
Guillermo Alvarez, Minnesota
Sr., Denver, Colo./Green Mountain
Alvarez was the Big Ten's highest finisher in the all-around competition after taking second overall at the 2005 Winter Cup Challenge last week. With his performance, he was one of nine gymnasts selected to the U.S. National Team by USA Gymnastics. Alvarez won the preliminaries of the floor exercise with a score of 9.10, while finishing second on the vault (9.556). He then placed second overall in the all-around with a score of 53.115. The three-time All-Big Ten honoree concluded the weekend with two second-place showings on both the pommel horse (9.000) and the vault (9.275) in the event finals. Alvarez claims his third career Conference Gymnast of the Week accolade as he was also honored during the 2003 season on February 5 and February 12.