Illinois, Michigan and Minnesota Earn Men's Gymnastics Weekly Awards

Minnesota's Steve Jaciuk was named Co-Gymnast of the Week.

Minnesota's Steve Jaciuk was named Co-Gymnast of the Week.

Feb. 18, 2013

Park Ridge, Ill. -

Gymnast of the Week
Stacey Ervin, Michigan
So. – Taylor, Mich. – Truman 

  • Posted the highest score nationally this season in the floor exercise (16.15) en route to the event title in No. 3 Michigan’s dual meet victory over Ohio State last weekend
  • His score in the floor exercise was the third highest score ever  
  • Also placed second on the parallel bars (14.70) and eighth on the vault (14.75)
  • Earns the second weekly honor of his career
  • Last Michigan Gymnast of the Week: Adrian de los Angeles (Feb. 11, 2013)

Steve Jaciuk, Minnesota
So. – New Berlin, Wis. – Eisenhower 

  • Posted three top-three finishes in No. 6 Minnesota’s dual meet against No. 2 Oklahoma last weekend
  • Placed first in the high bar (15.350), second in the parallel bars (15.150) and third on the still rings (15.100)
  • All three of his scores were career bests
  • Earns the first weekly award of his career
  • Last Minnesota Gymnast of the Week: Zach Chase (Feb. 13, 2012)

Freshman of the Week
Fred Hartville, Illinois
Atlanta, Ga. – Arabia Mountain 

  • Posted a first-place finish and a second-place effort in No. 7 Illinois’ meet against No. 8 Iowa last weekend 
  • Placed first on the vault (15.100) and second in the floor exercise (14.750)
  • Both scores rank in Illinois’ top three on those events this season
  • Earns the first weekly award of his career
  • Last Illinois Freshman of the Week: Joey Peters (Jan. 28, 2013)