Illinois Sweeps Final Men's Gymnastics Honors of Season

Illinois' Austin Phillips and Alex Varga (pictured) have earned the final Big Ten men's gymnastics weekly honors of the season.

Illinois' Austin Phillips and Alex Varga (pictured) have earned the final Big Ten men's gymnastics weekly honors of the season.

March 28, 2011

Gymnast of the Week
Austin Phillips, Illinois
So. - Mahwah, N.J. - St. Joseph Regional

Illinois' Austin Phillips picks up his first Big Ten Gymnast of the Week award after leading the No. 3 Illini to a win over No. 14 Illinois-Chicago on Saturday. Phillips won the high bar title with a score of 15.100 and tied for the still rings title after posting a mark of 14.700. The event titles were the first for Phillips this season, while his score on the high bar marked a career best. The sophomore also finished fourth on the parallel bars, tying a career high in the event with a 14.700, and finished sixth in the floor exercise (14.000).

Last Illinois Gymnast of the Week: Tyler Mizoguchi (March 21, 2011)

Freshman of the Week
Alex Varga, Illinois
Glen Ellyn, Ill. - Wheaton Academy

Illinois' Alex Varga reels in Big Ten Freshman of the Week laurels after taking the vault title and adding a second-place finish in the floor exercise against No. 14 Illinois-Chicago. Varga earned his first event title with a career-high score of 16.000 on the vault. He added a mark of 14.800 in the floor exercise, good for a tie for second place.

Last Illinois Freshman of the Week: Jordan Valdez (Jan. 31, 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

March 21
G: Tyler Mizoguchi, Jr., ILL
FR: Sam Mikulak, MICH

March 28
G: Austin Phillips, So., ILL
FR: Alex Varga, ILL

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