Michigan and Minnesota Pick Up Weekly Men's Gymnastics Honors

March 14, 2011

Gymnast of the Week
Thomas Kelley, Michigan
Sr. - Libertyville, Ill. - Libertyville

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
Zack Chase, Minnesota
Woodinville, Wash. - Woodinville

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

Jan. 10
G: Scott Rosenthal, So., PSU
FR: No selection

Jan. 17
G: Paul Ruggeri, Sr., ILL
FR: Jeff Treleaven, OSU

Jan. 24
G: Paul Ruggeri, Sr., ILL
FR: Zack Chase, MINN

Jan. 31
G: Tyler Mizoguchi, Jr., ILL
FR: Jordan Valdez, ILL

Feb. 7
G: Daniel Ribeiro, Sr., ILL
FR: Sam Mikulak, MICH

Feb. 14
G: Jeff Treleaven, Fr., OSU
FR: Jeff Treleaven, OSU

Feb. 21
G: Tyler Mizoguchi, Jr., ILL
G: Parker Raque, So., PSU
FR: Francisco Vasquez, PSU



Feb. 28
G: Warren Yang, Jr., PSU
FR: Sam Mikulak, MICH

March 7
G: Felix Aronovich, So., PSU
FR: Sam Mikulak, MICH

March 14
G: Thomas Kelley, Sr., MICH
FR: Zack Chase, MINN