Minnesota and Penn State Secure Weekly Men's Gymnastics Accolades

March 16, 2015

Gymnast of the Week
Alexis Torres, Penn State
Jr. - Catano, Puerto Rico - Levitown Baptist Academy
•Claimed two event titles en route to winning the all-around with a score of 89.500 in Penn State's quad meet against Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska
•Posted a score of 15.900 on the rings
•Won the high bar (15.200) and scored a 15.000 on the vault
•Collects the third Big Ten weekly award of his career
•Last Penn State Gymnast of the Week: Alexis Torres (March 2, 2015)

Freshman of the Week
Yaroslav Pochinka, Minnesota
Plano, Texas - Plano Senior High School
•Won the vault with a score of 15.100 in Minnesota's quad meet with Iowa, Nebraska and Penn State
•Guided Minnesota to a first-place finish
•Picks up his first Freshman of the Week award
•Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Zack Chase (March 14, 2011)

2015 Big Ten Gymnasts of the Week
Jan. 12G: Joey Peters, Jr., ILL
F: Bobby Baker, ILL
Jan. 19G: C.J. Maestas, Jr., ILL
G: Alexis Torres, Jr., PSU
F: Thad Lawson, PSU
Jan. 26G: Jack Boyle, Jr., IOWA
G: Craig Hernandez, Sr., PSU
F: Bobby Baker, ILL
Feb. 2G: C.J. Maestas, Jr., ILL
F: Bobby Baker, ILL
Feb. 9G: C.J. Maestas, Jr., ILL
G: Stacey Ervin, Sr., MICH
F: Bobby Baker, ILL
Feb. 16G: Bobby Baker, Fr., ILL
F: Bobby Baker, ILL
Feb. 23G: Bobby Baker, Fr., ILL
G: Ellis Mannon, Sr., MINN
F: Bobby Baker, ILL
March 2G: Alexis Torres, Jr., PSU
F: Thad Lawson, PSU
March 9G: C.J. Maestas, Jr., ILL
G: Drew Moling, Sr., OSU
F: Thad Lawson, PSU
March 16G: Alexis Torres, Jr., PSU
F: Yaroslav Pochinka, MINN