Michigan and Minnesota Pick Up Weekly Men's Gymnastics Honors
March 14, 2011
Gymnast of the Week
Michigan's Thomas Kelley earns Big Ten Gymnast of the Week honors after posting four top-five finishes and leading the No. 6 Wolverines to a strong showing against No. 2 Oklahoma. Kelley took the high bar title, recording a score of 15.350. He also took third in the floor exercise (14.650), fourth on the still rings (14.750) and fifth on the parallel bars (14.700). Kelley finished with an all-around score of 87.350, good for a tie for second place. The Libertyville, Ill., native's performance helped Michigan to a season-high team score of 355.400. The weekly honor marks the second of Kelley's career.
Last Michigan Gymnast of the Week: Mel Anton Santander (March 22, 2010)
Freshman of the Week
Minnesota's Zack Chase picked up a pair of top-two finishes en route to his second Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor this season. Chase earned a career-high score of 15.100 in the floor exercise, good for first place. The Gopher newcomer also took second on the vault, posting a 16.100, and finished sixth on the pommel horse with a 14.100. His performance led the eighth-ranked Gophers to their highest score of the season and a tri-meet win over No. 11 Air Force and No. 19 Brockport.
Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Zack Chase (Jan. 24, 2011)
2011 Big Ten Gymnasts of the Week
G: Warren Yang, Jr., PSU
FR: Sam Mikulak, MICH