Illinois and Nebraska Earn Weekly Men’s Gymnastics Awards

March 6, 2017

Gymnast of the Week

Chris Stephenson, Nebraska

Jr. - Fishers, Indiana - Hamilton Southeastern

  • Posted a career-high all-around score (83.500) to take the title in Nebraska’s tri-meet victory over Penn State and Iowa
  • Finished third on parallel bars (14.600) and high bar (14.000), seventh on floor (14.150) and vault (14.350), 13th on still rings (13.250) and 16th on pommel horse (13.150)
  • The Academic All-Big Ten honoree collects his first Big Ten Gymnast of the Week award
  • Last Nebraska Gymnast of the Week: Anton Stephenson (Feb. 27, 2017)

Freshman of the Week

Sebastian Quiana, Illinois

Oradell, N.J. - River Dell H.S.

  • Took second on floor to help the Illini win the Puerto Rico Gymnastics Challenge
  • Finished second on floor with score of 14.750, the highest score in the event by NCAA freshman this season
  • Earns his first Freshman of the Week award
  • Last Illinois Freshman of the Week: Alex Diab (March 21, 2016)

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

Feb. 27

G: Anton Stephenson, So., NEB

F: Sam Zakutney, PSU

March 6

G: Chris Stephenson, Jr., NEB

F: Sebastian Quiana, ILL