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

Feb. 20, 2017

Gymnast of the Week
Sean Melton, Ohio State
Jr. - Orlando, Fla. - First Academy

  • Recorded four top-six finishes at the Winter Cup in Las Vegas
  • The Academic All-Big Ten honoree took third on parallel bars (28.000), fourth on the still rings (29.250), tied for fifth on high bar (26.950) and tied for sixth on floor (28.150)
  • Collects his eighth Big Ten Gymnast of the Week award
  • Last Ohio State Gymnast of the Week: Sean Melton (Feb. 13, 2017)

Freshman of the Week
Favian Valdez, Penn State 
Kearny, N.J. - Kearny

  • Finished 19th in the all-around, registering a combined score of 155.300 at the Winter Cup in Las Vegas
  • Took 17th on parallel bars (26.150), 19th on pommel horse (26.050), 25th on floor (25.850), 28th on still rings (25.800) and 31st on high bar (23.650)
  • Earns his fourth Freshman of the Week award
  • Last Penn State Freshman of the Week: Sam Zakutney (Feb. 13, 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

Feb. 20

G: Sean Melton, Jr., OSU

F: Favian Valdez, PSU