Illinois and Minnesota Earn Weekly Men's Gymnastics Awards

March 27, 2017

Gymnast of the Week

Justin Karstadt, Minnesota

So. - Toronto, Ontario - Silverthorn Collegiate Institute

  • Registered five top-five finishes in Minnesota’s conference victory over Nebraska
  • Finished at the top of the podium on still rings (14.700), parallel bars (14.600) and in the all-around (87.050), while placing second on pommel horse (14.550) and fourth on high bar (14.300)
  • Posted the fourth-highest all-around score (87.050) in the NCAA this season
  • Collects his second Big Ten Gymnast of the Week award
  • Last Minnesota Gymnast of the Week: Justin Karstadt (March 13, 2017)

Freshman of the Week

Sebastian Quiana, Illinois

Oradell, N.J. - River Dell

  • Finished at the top of the podium for floor in Illinois’ dual meet against Ohio State
  • Took first on floor (14.950), posting the fifth-highest score in the NCAA this season
  • Earns his second Freshman of the Week award
  • Last Illinois Freshman of the Week: Michael Paradise (March 13, 2017)

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

March 13

G: Justin Karstadt, So., MINN

F: Michael Paradise, ILL

March 20

G: Leroy Clarke Jr., Sr., PSU

F: Sam Zakutney, PSU

March 27

G: Justin Karstadt, So., MINN

F: Sebastian Quiana, ILL