Illinois' Haagensen Chosen as Gymnast of the Week
March 12, 2008
Men's Gymnast of the Week
Haagensen, last year's Big Ten Gymnast of the Year, produced his best meet of the season to help lift Illinois past No. 5 Michigan. On senior day in Champaign, Haagensen took home top marks in the all-around (89.600) and the parallel bars (14.950). His all-around total tied him for the fifth-highest score set by any gymnast in 2008 and set a new career high. The Belleville, Ill., native also placed second on the high bar and took third on the floor and rings. Haagensen now has 15 top-three finishes on the year, which includes four individual titles.
Last Illinois GOW: Paul Rugguri (2/20/08)