Ohio State and Penn State Earn Weekly Men’s Gymnastics Awards

Feb. 13, 2017

Gymnast of the Week

Sean Melton, Ohio State

Jr. - Orlando, Fla. - First Academy

  • Posted the highest floor score (15.050) in the nation to take first in the event in Ohio State’s dual meet victory over Penn State
  • Finished at the top of the podium on still rings (14.750), finished second on pommel horse (14.700) and took fourth place on high bar (13.650)
  • The Academic All-Big Ten honoree’s score on floor (15.050) ranks fifth in Ohio State’s program history
  • Collects his seventh Big Ten Gymnast of the Week award
  • Last Ohio State Gymnast of the Week: Jake Martin (Feb. 6, 2017)

Freshman of the Week

Sam Zakutney, Penn State

Ottawa, Ontario - E.S.C. Franco Cite

  • Collected six top-10 finishes in Penn State’s dual meet against Ohio State
  • Finished at the top of the podium in the all-around (83.150) and on parallel bars (14.750)
  • Took second on high bar (14.300), sixth on floor (13.800), eighth on vault (13.900), 10th on still rings (13.300) and 11th on pommel horse (13.100) to complete his all-around score
  • Earns his second Freshman of the Week award
  • Last Penn State Freshman of the Week: Favian Valdez (Feb. 6, 2017)

2017 Big Ten Gymnasts of the Week

Jan. 16                   

G: Jake Martin, Sr., OSU

F: Favian Valdez, PSU

Jan. 23                   

G: Jake Dastrup, Jr., OSU

G: Chris Stephenson, Jr., NEB

F: Favian Valdez, PSU

Jan. 30                   


 

 

G: Alex Diab, So., ILL

F: Sam Zakutney, PSU

Feb. 6                     

G: Jake Martin, Sr., OSU

F: Favian Valdez, PSU

Feb. 13                  

G: Sean Melton, Jr., OSU

F: Sam Zakutney, PSU